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Ben Keswick joined the Board as Managing Director in April 2012 and held the position until June 2020. He has been Chairman since 2013. He was also managing director of Jardine Matheson from 2012 to 2020. He has held a number of executive positions since joining the Jardine Matheson group in 1998, including finance director and then chief executive officer of Jardine Pacific between 2003 and 2007, and group managing director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage until March 2012. He is executive chairman of Jardine Matheson and chairman of DFI Retail Group, Hongkong Land. He is also chairman of Jardine Cycle & Carriage and a commissioner of Astra. He has an MBA from INSEAD.
John Witt rejoined the Board as Managing Director in June 2020, having previously served as the Chief Financial Officer between 2000 and 2010. He has been with the Jardine Matheson group since 1993 and has held a number of senior finance positions, including group finance director of Jardine Matheson from 2016 to 2020 and the chief financial officer of Hongkong Land. John is chairman of Jardine Matheson Limited, group managing director of Jardine Matheson and managing director of DFI Retail Group and Hongkong Land. He is also a director of Jardine Pacific and Jardine Motors, as well as a commissioner and chairman of the executive committee of Astra. John is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Group Chief Executive
Laurent Kleitman joined the Board as Group Chief Executive in September 2023. His career is centred on building and leading iconic brands, including in high-end luxury segment, as well as growth strategies focussed on customer-centric innovation and experience. He was previously President and Chief Executive of Parfums Christian Dior, the largest luxury fashion beauty business of LVMH, before which he was President of the Consumer Beauty division of Coty in New York and held global and regional leadership roles at Unilever in UK, Europe and Asia.
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Bishop joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in 2021. A Chartered Accountant, he joined the Jardine Matheson group in 2009 and held a number of senior finance positions across the group, including most recently group treasurer of Jardine Matheson since January 2019. He was previously a diplomat with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Beijing and London.
Jinqing Cai joined the Board in 2021. She is the president, Greater China at Kering, a member of international advisory board of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a board member of Teach for China. Jinqing was former president and chairman of Christie’s China.
Adam Keswick joined the Board in 2012. Having joined Jardine Matheson in 2001, he was appointed to the Jardine Matheson board in 2007 and was deputy managing director from 2012 to 2016. Adam is a director of DFI Retail Group and Hongkong Land. He is also a director of Ferrari NV, Schindler and Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum and vice chairman of the supervisory board of Rothschild & Co.
Archie Keswick joined the Board in 2019. Having joined the Jardine Matheson group in 2007, he held a number of senior executive positions within the group, including most recently CEO, Pizza Hut Vietnam and the general manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
Y.K. Pang joined the Board in 2016. He is deputy managing director and chairman of Hong Kong of Jardine Matheson, and chairman of Jardine Pacific. He has held a number of senior executive positions in the Jardine Matheson group, which he joined in 1984, including chief executive of Hongkong Land between 2007 and 2016. Y.K. is also deputy chairman of Jardine Matheson Limited, and a director of Gammon, Hongkong Land and Jardine Matheson (China). He is chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Hong Kong Management Association, and a member of the Council and General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong.
Richard Solomons joined the Board in 2021. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is the non-executive chairman of Rentokil Initial plc and Hotelbeds Group S.L.U, as well as a member of the advisory committee of Hotelbeds Group S.L.U. Richard was previously the chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group plc and a non-executive director of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc and Marks and Spencer Group plc.