Vinay Singh CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Dept of Housing & Urban Development

Vinay V. Singh is passionate about process and project management. He has been in numerous leadership roles in the private sector for over 25 years, spanning accounting, finance, technology & operations management spheres. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in July 2022 from the Small Business Administration where he helped implement a new mission for the Office of Disaster Assistance. In November 2023, HUD announced Mr. Singh in the additional role of Chief AI Officer. Prior to this he was Lead Partner, World Bank Group and Chief Operating Officer for KPMG in India. His work in the private sector provided an opportunity to learn and lead teams with Closing the books; SEC Reporting; IT and Business Auditing; Business Process design, Budgets & Reporting, Governance, Risk & Compliance; Technology implementations (Oracle, SAP) and Organizational restructuring. The critical thread across roles is Program, Process and Project Management. Leadership is enabling the right culture for people to pursue their passions. It is only then you can focus on – Doing the right thing, the right way, getting them done well and getting the benefits. During his time with the International Trade Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary, he also learned how to balance priorities and execute complex tasks with multiple stakeholders inside the Federal Government. It was here he worked on Infrastructure and Smart Cities and learned that housing is the core pillar of not only economic growth but individual and community integration.