Inder Singh is the founder and CEO of Kinsa, a venture-backed startup creating the first real-time health map. He formerly served as the Executive Vice President of the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Health Access Initiative, a global not-for-profit organization fighting malaria and other diseases. Singh is known for his worldwide presence actions for global health, particularly regarding malaria eradication. He is credited with saving over $1 billion in drug costs for developing nations. More than 2.6 million HIV/AIDS patients have received drugs subsidized through CHAI, and more than 30 million malaria patients have received drugs produced at lower cost thanks to CHAI licensing deals.
Singh was born in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, a small town near Pittsburgh. His parents were immigrants from the Punjab and Lahore regions of India. Visits to their homes in India inspired Singh to become an advocate for global drug development. Singh holds five post-secondary degrees. He first attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated magna cum laude. While an undergraduate student, Singh founded the charity Dance Marathon, Inc., which has raised more than $4.1 million to support childhood rehabilitation hospitals. He then earned degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. He worked briefly at for-profit startup companies in Silicon Valley before joining the Clinton Foundation. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President of CHAI, Singh served as Director of Drug Access at the Clinton Foundation. Prior to CHAI, Singh worked at three technology startups, in consulting, and in business development. He also started a successful nonprofit organization that supports children undergoing physical rehabilitation. Singh lives in New York City with his wife and their dog. The couple does not yet have children.