Manu Bhaskaran

Manu Bhaskaran

Founding Partner; President/Chief Executive, Centennial Asia Advisors

Manu Bhaskaran

Manu Bhaskaran is a Partner of Centennial Group International and the Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Asia Advisors. Mr. Bhaskaran has 40 years of expertise in economic and political risk assessment and forecasting in Asia. Before joining the Centennial Group, he was Chief Economist for Asia of a leading international investment bank and managed its Singapore-based economic advisory group. Mr. Bhaskaran is a well-regarded commentator on Asian financial and economic affairs, and has regular columns in business weeklies such as the Edge in Singapore/Malaysia. He serves as Member of the Regional Advisory Board for Asia of the International Monetary Fund; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies; Council Member of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs; and Vice-President of the Economics Society of Singapore. Mr. Bhaskaran has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Cambridge University. He has also qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is based in Singapore.

Areas of Expertise:

Macro-economic trends and policies

Economic development policy in developing Asian economies

Asian political risk assessments

Past Experience:

Société Générale Investment Bank, Asia – Chief Economist and Managing Director in charge of research

Government of Singapore

Key Advisory Engagements

Asian Development Bank

World Bank

Various multinational corporations and investment institutions