Webinar: Extending a Helping Hand to India During the Pandemic

SUMO webinar
31 Jul 2021 02.30 PM - 04.00 PM Virtual Alumni
Organised by:
Alumni Relations

"NTU International Alumni Webinar Series: Extending a Helping Hand to India During the Pandemic"

The University Advancement Office is organising a series of webinars on the challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic and how our international alumni are overcoming them in their own ways. At this webinar, we will be speaking to two alumni who initiated the Singapore Universities Mission Oxygen (SUMO) drive that raised US$150,000 to crowdfund and procure 180 oxygen concentrators for India.


Rahul Singh

Mr Rahul Singh (EEE/2010)
Assistant Vice President, Deutsche Bank

Mr Rahul Singh is a banker by day and writer by night. An expert at connecting ideas, insights, and individuals, he is the initiator of Gyanalogy – a platform to democratise wisdom. Hailing from India, Rahul graduated with a B.Eng. (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) from NTU Singapore and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Rahul is passionate about helping people to find purpose in life, advocating conscious capitalism and promoting cross-cultural understanding.

Aarti Kumar

Ms Aarti Kumar (SCSE/2000)
Co-founder, Community Empowerment Lab

Ms Aarti Kumar leads the Community Empowerment Lab, an organisation that is at the forefront of co-developing evidence-based solutions for improving the survival and health of mothers and children in disadvantaged geographies. Aarti completed her Bachelor of Applied Science and MSc (Bioinformatics) from NTU Singapore. She is a recipient of several Grand Challenges Awards, has published widely, including in 'The Lancet', and serves on scientific advisory committees at WHO. Her work has been featured in Ms Melinda Gates' book 'The Moment of Lift'.


Prof Lalit Goel
Director, India Connect @ NTU

Prof Lalit Goel obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in 1983, and his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He joined the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NTU Singapore in 1991 where he is presently a professor of power engineering. Currently, Prof Goel is the Director of the Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP), and the Director of India Connect @ NTU programme.