Inderjit is a rare combination of experiences, managing a multi-national company, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a Policy Maker. An engineer by training and having worked at Texas Instruments for 13 years, he embarked on his entrepreneurship journey at the age of 37 by starting United Test and Assembly Center, a large semiconductor company once valued at $2b when listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. After exiting UTAC, Inderjit started a few other successful companies. In addition to starting his own companies, Inderjit is also an active Angel investor and mentor, having invested in about 20 companies over the last 15 years.
Inderjit has extensive experience in the field of entrepreneurship – as an entrepreneur, starting a few companies around the world, as an investor, investing in start-up, and as a policy maker, helping create a good ecosystem through policy changes, and in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Inderjit’s passion for entrepreneurship has seen him being a leading global and national voice on the importance of entrepreneurship in society. Inderjit is a Co-President of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, a global organization on entrepreneurship development and the World Business Angel Forum. Inderjit was also the founding President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Singapore chapter.
Inderjit served as a Member of Parliament (MP) in Singapore from 1996-2015. As a politician, Inderjit served in various capacities, including as Deputy Government Whip and as Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance and Trade & Industry. In Singapore, as the Deputy-Chairman of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) for several years, he actively drove the transformation of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Singapore and helped shape many policies to better support start-ups, small and medium businesses in Singapore.
He is the author of the sold out popular book called “The Art and Science of Entrepreneurship” which captures his entrepreneurial experiences. Inderjit is also an inventor with 3 patents to his name.
Inderjit holds a B. Engineering (Hons) degree from the Nanyang Technological University and a MBA from University of Strathclyde, UK. He is currently a Board Member of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Chairman of the Board of NTUitive, the innovation company of NTU.