Board of Directors
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 Manohar Khiatani is the Senior Executive Director of CapitaLand Group. Mr Khiatani assists the Group CEO in matters relating to organisation integration, and the India and business parks businesses. He also oversees the Group Centres of Excellence for Business Communities Development and Customer Services & Solutions. Mr Khiatani is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee.
Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, he was the Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge. 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, Mr Khiatani 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, Mr Khiatani was the Managing Director of Preussag SEA, a diversified German conglomerate, where he was responsible for developing the group’s business in South East Asia. He returned to the EDB in 1999.
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 the Singapore-listed Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust), Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd (the trustee-manager of the Singapore-listed Ascendas India Trust), Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd and Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd (the managers of Singapore-listed Ascendas Hospitality Trust) and SIA Engineering Company Ltd. He also sits on various business and government committees.
Mr Khiatani’s previous Board Directorships include JTC Corporation, Jurong International, Jurong Port, SPRING Singapore and Media Development Authority.
He holds a Master in Naval Architecture from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.