James Riley was appointed Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in April 2016, and is based in Hong Kong. He has been with the Jardine Matheson Group, of which Mandarin Oriental is a part, since 1993.
During his career with Jardine Matheson, Mr. Riley 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, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London and then spent seven years as an investment banker with Kleinwort Benson.
From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Riley was a non-executive Director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is also Chairman of The Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong.