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Harpal Kumar

CEO

Cancer Research UK

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY

Cancer Research UK

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

AGE

59 years

Website

Cancer Research UK

Est. Net Worth

Salary: 240,000 NHS

SCENE

Health

SOCIAL

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What makes Harpal Kumar a Global Shaker?

Born to refugee parents in Pakistan, Harpal Singh moved to the United Kingdom in 1955 with his parents. A tough childhood did not hold him back from attaining great heights. After obtaining a masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge, he went to Harvard to study Business Administration.

Harpal was appointed as the CEO of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest cancer research charity, in 2007. Harpal was Chair of the Taskforce and author of Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020, published in summer 2015.

He is a Trustee of The Francis Crick Institute in London. He is a member of the National Cancer Transformation Board and chairs the National Cancer Advisory Group.

Last updated: April 24, 2018