Iqbal Jumabhoy
CEO

 

Mr. Jumabhoy is an experienced manager with a career spanning a number of industries, including banking, real estate and corporate management. He has served on listed company boards in the United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Jumabhoy is currently CEO of SilverNeedle Hospitality Group, an integrated hospitality management investment and development company with operations in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, Mr. Jumabhoy was Executive Vice President/Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of executive management of The East Asiatic Company ("EAC"), a Danish listed corporation with operations primarily in Asia. He also chaired its Indian subsidiary, Dumex India Pvt. Ltd, during which time he led the acquisition, planning, development and financing of a 40 acre project in Ludhiana, Punjab.

He has held senior appointments in the real estate and hospitality space. Mr. Jumabhoy was Executive Director and COO of Scotts Holdings Ltd. (now called the Ascott Group, Ltd.), a Singapore listed property development and management group. He was responsible for building the international business of the company in real estate development and in serviced residences/apartments, growing the business initially in Singapore to an operation in seven countries. He led Scotts' investment in a company that was an early consortium member that master planned and developed ITP in Bangalore (subsequently listed on SGX as part of the Ascendas aREIT). He was also responsible for the listing of the company on the Stock Exchange of Singapore.

Mr. Jumabhoy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and two graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US: an M.S. in Ocean Systems Management and an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management.