Group Chief Executive
James Riley was appointed Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in April 2016, and is based in Hong Kong. He joined the company from Jardine Matheson for whom he has worked since 1993, most recently as Group Finance Director. He has served on the board of Mandarin Oriental’s management company for the past eleven years.
During his 20 year career with Jardine Matheson, James served as Finance Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Jardine Pacific and as Managing Director of Jardine Pacific before being appointed Jardine Matheson’s Group Finance Director in 2005.
Prior to joining Jardine Matheson, James qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London and then spent seven years with Kleinwort Benson working in mergers and acquisitions.
From 2012 to 2016, James was a non-executive Director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Chairman of its Audit Committee. Between 2008 and 2010, he was Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He also holds various other positions including Chairman of The Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.