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Role of Coach

Kirpal obtained his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from the prestigious Hochschule Ravensburg/Weingarten in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany as part of a Singapore government scholarship programme. In addition, he holds a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Systems Thinking and Engineering from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Kirpal has more than 25years of managerial experience in strategic planning, organisational building, problem solving, business development, human capital development, performance management and recruitment. He plays an instrumental role in formulating organisational structure and building the critical corporate resources to ensure the growth. He also coaches and trains middle and top management executives of organisation. His coaching engagements ranged from ensuring successful on-boarding of executives into organisations, coaching 'C' level staff in organisations to realise their 'untapped' potential.

He is listed on the SPRING (Singapore) and Singapore Manufacturer's Association (SMa) list of approved Consultants, where he coaches management teams and provides management consulting services to small and medium enterprises (SME) and government agency., some of the most recent are:

  • Axiom SL - a software company that provides services to banks;
  • Nurture Craft Pte Ltd - an organisation providing training to schools;
  • Andalus Corporation - an education service provider;
  • Ministry of Information, Communications and Arts - coaching a team of high potential leaders and members of the senior management team;
  • Amdocs telecommunications billing company; - for "on-boarding" senior management in Singapore and Indonesia
  • Covidien a provider of global healthcare products - a competency updating exercise
  • Ministry of Transport - facilitating a strategy development session for the Corporate Division
Kirpal was the co-founder of Silkroute Holdings Pte Ltd. and Ecnet Pte Ltd. He held concurrent appointments at both the companies as the COO. He played an instrumental role in formulating organisational structure and building the critical corporate resources to ensure the growth. During his stint at Silkroute, he
  • Managed development and growth of start-up companies by building the necessary infrastructure for growth.
  • Negotiated a SGD 25 million investment into SilkRoute in 1999.
  • Negotiated first round of funding of about USD 7.5 million for ECnet Pte Ltd.
  • Recruited key management to focus on the next stage of growth for the companies. Personally contributed to regional growth of ECnet.
  • Post-deal management and protection of investors interest in investee company by providing stability and continuity
Prior to joining SilkRoute, Kirpal spent 10 years in the civil service as a Defence Engineer where he managed and headed several major projects within the Defence Science Organisation, the R&D arm of the military, to deliver mission critical military systems.

Other professional affliations, training & accreditations include:
  • Certified PMC (Practicing Management Consultant) (Body supported by SPRING, IE, WDA)
  • SMART and Business Excellence Consultant (SPRING) and on SPRING panel of BE consultants
  • Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment Certified (ACTA), Trainer, Developer, Assessor (Certifying body is WDA)
  • BCM 5000 Implementing and Managing BCM
  • N.E.W.S. Navigator, Trainer and Coach (
  • Member of EDC@SMa, panel of consultants
  • Member of Institute of Adult Learning (IAL)

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