Board of Directors
Manjit Singh is co-founder and Chairman of the SALDEF Board. Under his leadership SALDEF has been able to build strong relationships with the government and media, which has helped pioneer major educational, media, and policy initiatives at the 16-year-old organization. Post 9/11, Singh was instrumental in parlaying SALDEF’s relationships in DC to develop and create training videos to educate and inform law enforcement on Sikh Americans. Singh has also appeared in print and on broadcast media including CNN, Fox News, Voice of America, BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, among others.
Singh has been active in the Washington D.C. metro area Sikh American community since early 1993 serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation in Rockville, MD and also as a Member-at-Large on the Board of the Interfaith Conference (IFC) of Metropolitan Washington.
Singh is currently President at Agilious LLC. He has an MS in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from University of Bombay, India.
Navjeet Singh brings his experience in product development, business strategy and training services to SALDEF and focuses on training and engaging law enforcement in New England. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a member of the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Commission. He was also a Member of the Massachusetts Task Force on Performance Standards and Workforce Accountability — appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts and received the Bell Laboratories Advanced Technologies Excellence Award. Singh holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kavneet Singh is a Senior Manager with Kaiser Permanente where his responsibilities relate to Performance Management and Strategy Development. Singh has brought these skills to SALDEF, advising on strategy, advising on SALDEF’s interactive curriculum, “Sikhism 101 for Law Enforcement”, assisting in training local, state, and federal law enforcement officials about awareness and protocol, and addressing audiences about Sikhism, the Sikh American community, civil rights and diversity at regional and national forums.
Singh also serves as a member the Diversity Advisory Council for the Health Plan and on the Advisory Board of the Prison Religion Project at St. Marys College. He has been actively involved with various Sikh Youth Camps across the country over the past decade, and instructed students in Sikh history and Ethos at the El Sobrante Gurdwara.
Singh received his B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley.