James Singh, born in 1946, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor, Canada. He is a CPA (Canada) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).
James Singh joined Nestlé Canada as Financial Analyst in 1977 and served the company in various executive positions until 2000 when he was appointed Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, in Nestlé SA’s headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. He was a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Nestlé SA from 2008 to 2012. He retired on 31 March 2012 after a distinguished 35-year career with Nestlé.
James Singh previously served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the European Round Table, and is a member of the International Integrated Financial Reporting Standard Committee.
He is also a Director of Great West Life Assurance, Director of the American Skin Association, and Chairman of CSM Bakery Ingredients Ltd. On 1 April 2019, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTL Group.