Manohar Khiatani

Senior Executive Director at Capitaland

Manohar Khiatani is the Senior Executive Director of CapitaLand Group. Manohar's responsibilities include assisting the Group CEO in matters relating to organisation integration, group-wide initiatives as well as the India and business/industrial parks businesses. He also oversees the Group Centre of Excellence for Customer Services & Solutions. Manohar is a member of the CapitaLand Executive Committee. Concurrent with his CapitaLand’s responsibilities, Manohar is Special Advisor to the Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He has also been appointed the President of the EDB Society, with effect from October 2020.

Prior to joining CapitaLand in July 2019, Manohar 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, Manohar 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, Manohar 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.

Manohar 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) and SIA Engineering Company Ltd. He also sits on various business and government committees. His 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.



  • Senior Executive Director

    July, 2019 - present

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