Iskandar has 15 years’ experience in emergency planning, crisis management and business continuity, having held leadership positions with Changi Airport Group and Singapore Civil Defence Force under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore. At Changi Airport, he was responsible for getting one of the world’s busiest airports ready for crisis, with minimal impact to airport operations. Iskandar was involved in coordinating several major incidents affecting Changi, one of which was the Air Asia QZ8501 aircraft crash incident on 28 December 2014.
Prior to joining Changi Airport Group, he was a Senior Fire & Rescue Officer with the Singapore Civil Defence Force, where he undertook several appointments, including helming a fire station as its Commander. As part of his tour of duty, Iskandar was also media-trained and had been previously deployed as a media officer for the Singapore Rescue Contingent in two overseas humanitarian missions – Indonesia and Pakistan in 2005.