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About us

Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group founded in China in 1832, with unsurpassed experience in the region. We comprise a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses, whose activities are closely aligned to the increasingly prosperous consumers of the Asian region.

Where we operate
We operate principally in China and Southeast Asia, where our subsidiaries and affiliates can leverage our vast experience, expertise, networks and long-standing relationships in the region. Our goal is to support our Group companies and provide them with financial and other resources, in order to create value and help our businesses achieve sustainable growth over the long term.

Our operations
Across the Group, our over 400,000 employees work in a wide range of businesses in major sectors including motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, health and beauty, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness.

Our approach
Integrity, steadfastness, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit are values which inspire us. They also underpin how our businesses operate, as they provide products, services and experiences that impact the lives of many millions every day. These values also apply in our workspaces, where we strive to provide positive, safe working environments. We are also committed to supporting and improving our communities through programmes that make a difference in areas including education, mental health, the environment and more.

2020 and 2021 have brought major challenges to our teams and businesses, but also demonstrated the Group’s ability to adapt.  We remain confident in our long-term strategy, rooted in the growth markets of Asia, and we will continue to focus on our core priorities of driving operational excellence, evolving the Group’s portfolio and finding new growth opportunities, in order to deliver long-term value.

John Witt
Group Managing Director

Years of trading
Countries and regions presence

Our companies

Jardine Matheson

The listed holding company of the Group which oversees a portfolio of market-leading businesses and supports their long-term development.

DFI Retail group logo
Hongkong land
Jardine cycle
Mandarian Oriental

*Figures in brackets show effective ownership at 28th February 2023.
**Jardine Cycle & Carriage has a 50.1% interest in Astra.