Ben Keswick, MBA'02D
Managing Director, The Jardine Matheson Group
Ben Keswick has been Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group since 2012. He has held a number of executive positions since first joining the Group in 1998, including Finance Director and then Chief Executive Officer of Jardine Pacific between 2003 and 2007 and, thereafter, Group Managing Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage until 2012. He has worked for the Group in Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.
Mr Keswick also serves on the boards of a number of listed Group companies, and is currently Chairman, Jardine Cycle & Carriage and a Commissioner of Astra International. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental, and Managing Director of Jardine Strategic.
Mr Keswick graduated from Newcastle University, UK in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing. He attended INSEAD, where he received his Master of Business Administration in 2002.
Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in China in 1832. It has a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses, which represent a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets and are closely aligned to the increasingly prosperous consumers of the region. Its operations employ 430,000 people, and are active in the fields of motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, insurance broking, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness..