James Riley was appointed Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in April 2016, and is based at the Group’s Hong Kong office. Mr Riley joins the company from Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, where he served as Group Finance Director from 2007. Mr Riley brings to the Group extensive business acumen and financial experience. He has served on the board of Mandarin Oriental’s management company for the past ten years and has an extensive knowledge of the Group’s operations.
Mr Riley has had a distinguished career with Jardine Matheson Group, beginning in Hong Kong as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director in 1993. He moved to Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited in Singapore as Chief Financial Officer in 1994, returning to Hong Kong in 1999 as Finance Director of Jardine Pacific Limited. He became a director of Jardine Matheson Limited in 2001 and assumed overall responsibility for the Jardine Pacific businesses.