Mr Manohar 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 28 cities in Asia and Australia with Assets under Management exceeding S$20 billion.
Before joining Ascendas in 2013, Mr Khiatani 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 specialized infrastructure solutions for various sectors and positioned the organization 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). Mr Khiatani 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. In 1999, Mr Khiatani returned to the Singapore Economic Development Board (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 Property Fund Trustee Pte Ltd (the Trustee-Manager of Ascendas India Trust), Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd/Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd (the Managers of 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.
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.