Jardine Matheson & Co/Chairman
| Jardine Matheson & Co/Chairman |
(CEO, deep politician)
|Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (also known as Jardines) is a Hong Kong-based Bermuda-domiciled British multinational conglomerate. Jardines was one of the original Hong Kong trading houses or Hongs that date back to Imperial China, and made their enormous fortune in the opium trade.|
The organizational structure of Jardines has changed fundamentally since its foundation, but the members of the family of Dr William Jardine still have significant influence in the firm.
Henry Keswick, the company's Tai-pan from 1970 (aged 31) to 1975 and the 6th Keswick to be Tai-pan of the company, is chairman emeritus. His brother, Simon, was the company's Tai-pan from 1983 to 1988 and was the 7th Keswick to be Tai-pan. Both brothers are the 4th generation of Keswicks in the company. The 5th generation of Keswicks are also active within the organisation. Ben Keswick, son of Simon, is executive chairman of Jardine Matheson Group and from 2012 to 2021 was Tai-pan. Adam Keswick, son of Sir Chips Keswick is Deputy managing director.
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