Getting to know datacenter employees: HP Singh
Microsoft’s success depends on our people. We are proud to introduce some of the talented folks in your community who work in our global datacenters. Discover what inspired them to seek a career in the tech industry, the different pathways they pursued, and what a day in the life of a datacenter employee looks like.
Introducing HP Singh
Supply Chain Operations Manager
Employee since 2018
HP Singh was born and brought up in Panjab, the northern part of India. HP studied for a master’s degree at IIT Bombay, and then his construction job took him all across the country. HP finally settled in Bengaluru, where he has lived for the last 20 years.
The path to technology
HP has been in the construction industry most of his career, building everything from power plants to airports. His previous role was in procurement of construction and facilities management for factories, clean rooms, offices, and manufacturing lines. His current role is even more challenging and exciting with its sheer volume and fast pace.
HP likes to undertake things that are hard to do, which others don’t pick up, and that have a larger impact on the organization.
A day in the life
HP starts his day with a long walk. He is a morning person and his work begins with meetings sometimes as early as 5:30 AM. The day goes through with meetings mostly remotely, and discussions late till evening, ending with a short walk or watching Kabaddi on TV. HP usually reads a book before signing off the day, and currently is reading the poems by Shiv Batalvi, his favorite poet, in his mother tongue (Panjabi).
Favorite childhood food
Rajma chawal (beans curry with rice) is HP’s favorite food, but saag and makki roti (a dish of mustard leaves with maize flour bread) brings fond memories of sitting on the floor in the kitchen on wintery evenings and eating those with his brother.