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Mr Manohar KHIATANI

Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director


Mr Khiatani was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1st June 2013. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Chairman on 8th July 2016.


Mr Khiatani is the Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB), a leading provider of integrated urban development and business space solutions. ASB has presence across 29 cities in Asia and Australia with Assets under Management exceeding US$15 billion. Before joining Ascendas in 2013, he served as the CEO of JTC Corporation (JTC), the Singapore Government’s lead agency to plan, promote and develop industrial infrastructure and facilities. At JTC, he spearheaded the development of specialised infrastructure solutions for various sectors and positioned the organisation as an industrial infrastructure innovator. Prior to joining JTC in 2009, he was the Deputy Managing Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He joined the EDB in 1986 where he played an instrumental role in the development and transformation of important sectors in Singapore’s economy such as aerospace, marine and offshore, electronics, precision engineering, logistics, infocomms and media, and clean technology. He was also in charge of the EDB’s operations in the Americas and Europe. Between 1994 and 1999, he was the Managing Director of Preussag SEA, a diversified German conglomerate, where he was responsible for developing the group’s business in Southeast Asia. In 1999, he returned to EDB.


Mr Khiatani is a Board Member of several companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. This includes Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited (the Manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust), Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte. Ltd./Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (the Managers of Ascendas Hospitality Trust) and SIA Engineering Company Limited.


Mr Khiatani’s previous Board Directorships include JTC, Jurong International, Jurong Port, SPRING Singapore and Media Development Authority.


Mr Khiatani holds a Master’s Degree (Naval Architecture) from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.