Our Board of Directors


Founder and Chairman

A successful entrepreneur by the young age of 20, Shanmugan set up Singapore's first Indian pub in 1992 and his first restaurant, Gayatri, in 1996. Between 2004 and 2011, he took on the role of the President of Singapore's Indian Restaurant Association. He is also an avid organiser of fund-raising and food sponsorship events, and has been involved in various community and welfare organisations. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf.


Chief Executive Officer

Mahenthiran discovered his passion for the F&B industry at the tender age of 14. To further his interest and knowledge in this area, he pursued a BBA in International Hotel Management with Finance (Honours) in Switzerland. Since his return to Singapore, he has immediately established Gayatri @ OCC and taken up the position of COO at Catering Solutions.

Mahenthiran strongly believes in integrating food and technology, and is determined to bring the company to a new level of efficiency through best-in-class food technology and automation.


Chief Operations Officer

Edward Heng joined Catering Solutions Pte Ltd on 2 May 2022 as its Chief Operating Officer. His main focus is to develop and lead the institutional catering business across multiple segments to ensure continued performance improvements, client-engagements and compliance.

In his career spanning more than 28 years, Edward has worked with multiple global service organisations.

Over the years, he has volunteered and served in the Technical Committee of the Food Standards Council (FSC) of Singapore and was part of the SFA’s Work Group that reviews cleaning performance for the F&B establishments in Singapore.

Edward holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Foodservice Management Professional (FMP). In his spare time, he likes to read and dabble in cooking for his family.


Chief Human Resource Officer

Certified human resource professional with over 11years of experience integrating HR initiatives with strategic business goals to ensure superior organisational performance and resolving critical human capital issues.

Experienced in managing personnel record management, compensation and benefits and employee relationship. Highly motivated human resources leader who has improved operations and reduced costs in challenging environments including manufacturing and corporate business units.

Offering an array of skills in accurate employee job coordination, consultative relationship building, schedule planning, crafting effective training and developmental skills and. Proven ability to successfully multitask in a dynamic fast-paced environment meeting all deadlines. Challenges the status quo and produces success through new initiatives, innovative processes, and change.


Chief Financial Officer

Ponsaravanan has been chief financial officer since 2009. With a career spanning over two decades, he has led various functions and finance across Asia & his duties include tracking cash flow and financial planning as well as analyzing the company’s financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions

Playing a fundamental role in driving the company's financial strategy. Saravanan has been a driving force behind the company’s purpose- to commit to make food safe and available everywhere and to protect.

Saravanan is based in Singapore, originally from India. He has a master’s degree in finance from Madras University.