Mr Birks was appointed Group Managing Director on 1st October 2019.

He joined Jardine Matheson in 2000 and has held senior positions within the retail, automotive, business outsourcing and IT businesses of the Jardine Matheson Group. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief Executive of Jardine International Motors, Zung Fu Group and Jardine Pacific between 2012 to 2019.

Mr Birks is a commissioner of Astra and United Tractors, a director of Siam City Cement and the Vice Chairman of Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation. He is also the Chairman of MINDSET, a registered charity of Jardine Matheson in Singapore.

He graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland with a Master of Arts (Honours), and has completed the General Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Mr Gore became Group Finance Director on 1st April 2019 and was last re-elected as a director on 26th April 2019.

He joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, Jardine Pacific and Jardine Motors Group. He was previously Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Sponsors Group, APAC at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2012 to 2017. Prior to that, he was Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance, Asia (ex-Australia, ex-Japan) at UBS AG’s Investment Bank Division.

Mr Gore is a commissioner of Astra and a director of Siam City Cement and Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation.

He graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Mr Cheah is the Managing Director, Business Development of Jardine Cycle & Carriage since January 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the Group’s investment in Truong Hai Auto Corporation and developing new lines of business for the Group in the region.

Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s motor operations excluding those held by Astra, until he stepped down from his position in December 2013. Mr Cheah also served on the Board of Jardine Cycle & Carriage since 2005 until he retired as director in 2014.

He is a director of Mapletree Investments. Prior to joining the Group, he held several senior marketing positions in multinational companies, namely, McDonald’s Restaurant, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Coca-Cola. Mr Cheah was conferred The Public Service Star and The Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2016 and 2012, respectively for his distinguished achievements and valuable public service.

He holds a Master of Marketing degree from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Mr Tan has been Group General Counsel, Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary since April 2016. He is responsible for legal, compliance, company secretarial, communications and public affairs at the Group level. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of MINDSET, a registered charity of Jardine Matheson in Singapore. He also serves as a Board Member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.

Before joining Jardine Cycle & Carriage, he was the Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Board Secretary for UTAC Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, he had over 20 years of private practice and in-house legal experience with international law firms and multinational companies, such as Allen & Gledhill, DLA Piper, Siemens and Motorola. He also served as President of Motorola Singapore for five years.

Mr Tan has an LLB (HONS) from the National University of Singapore. He is a senior Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore and a Solicitor of England & Wales. He also completed the Senior Executive Management Program at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

As Managing Director, Direct Motor Interests of Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Eric is responsible for the operations of Cycle & Carriage in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar, as well as other motor operations in Indonesia (excluding Astra). With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Eric oversees operations for Cycle & Carriage Singapore as its Managing Director. He is also the Chairman of Cycle & Carriage Bintang and a commissioner of Tunas Ridean.

He has been with the Group since 1995 and was previously Chief Operating Officer of Cycle & Carriage Industries, which engages in the retail and aftersales service of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Singapore.

Eric graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts. He also completed the Executive Programme of the London Business School.

Subsidiaries & Associates

Astra International
Djony Bunarto Tjondro
President Director

Cycle & Carriage Singapore
Eric Chan
Managing Director

Cycle & Carriage Bintang
Wilfrid Foo
Chief Executive Officer

Cycle & Carriage Myanmar
Adrian Short
General Manager

Tunas Ridean
Rico Setiawan
President Director

Truong Hai Auto Corporation
Tran Ba Duong

Refrigeration Electrical
Engineering Corporation
Nguyen Thi Mai Thanh

Siam City Cement
Aidan John Lynam
Group Chief Executive Officer