Mr Manohar Khiatani was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr Miguel Ko in February 2019.
Mr Khiatani joined Ascendas Pte Ltd in 2013 and is presently the Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge Group. Between 2009 to 2013, Mr Khiatani was the CEO of JTC Corporation (JTC), the Singapore Government’s lead agency to plan, promote and develop industrial infrastructure and facilities. At JTC, Mr Khiatani 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 of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He joined 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 United States and Europe.
Between 1994 to 1999, Mr Khiatani was the Managing Director of Preussag SEA, a diversified German conglomerate, where he was responsible for developing the company’s business in Southeast Asia. In 1999, he rejoined Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
Mr Khiatani is a board member of several companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, which 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.
Mr Khiatani holds a Master of Naval Architecture from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2006.
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