Relevant Experience

Manu Bhaskaran began his career with the Singaporean government before leaving in 1989 to pursue a career in the private sector, serving as Chief Economist and Chief Strategist for Asia of Societe Generale Investment Bank for 12 years.

He is a member of the Advisory Board for Asia of the International Monetary Fund and an adjunct senior research fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, which is part of the National University of Singapore.


He is the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Asia Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm in Singapore that works with governments, multilateral institutions, financial firms and leading MNCs. He is also an Advisor of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute."

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Quick Details







Date of Appointment:

1 June 2015


Length of Tenure:

9 Years

Membership Of Board Committees
  • Member of Board Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member of Board Investment Committee
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute, United States
  • Master in Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, United States
  • MA Cantab, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting and Audit, Legal, Human Resource, Corporate Leadership, International Experience, Learning and Development, Non-Financial Board Experience


Directorship / Relevant Appointments

Listed Entities

  • Nil

Other Entities

  • Luminor Capital Pte Ltd
  • Aspen Capital Networks Inc
  • Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director of Centennial Asia Advisors Pte Ltd
  • Centennial Group Holdings
  • Japfa Limited
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