HSH announces appointment of Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Keith James Robertson




To: All Finance/Business/Travel Editors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                         2 November, 2023

HSH announces appointment of Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Keith James Robertson 

Hong Kong, 2 November 2023 - The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith James Robertson as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in February 2024.


Holding a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Economic & Social History from the University of Leicester, and being a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Keith has over 30 years of finance experience spanning strategic financial planning, M&A, hospitality, real estate, and construction finance.


Since 2021, Keith has been working as the CFO at Destinations Development Company (DDC), a hospitality development company, based in Saudi Arabia. He was responsible for the formation of the company, setup of the finance and procurement departments and oversees the IT function. Prior to DDC, he worked as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of M&A at Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) (part-owner of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts) based in Dubai, UAE. His journey with KHI began in 2006, serving as the Vice President Finance for the Asia Pacific region and Senior Financial Controller for the group. In 2011, Keith re-joined the company and held various key financial roles in Group Finance for nearly a decade. During his tenure, he was responsible for, overseeing the acquisition, development, financial management, and monetisation of high-quality hotel assets.


Keith was also with Kempinski Hotels S.A. in Geneva, Switzerland as the Senior Vice President, Global Finance from 2008 to 2011 and has also worked as an auditor and advisor at Deloitte and EY for clients in the hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and real estate industries. 


About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula Bangkok and The Peninsula Manila. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.


For further information on this release, please contact:

Lynne Mulholland General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs Tel: +852 2840 7152 Email : lynnemulholland@peninsula.com Lilian Lau Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs Tel: +852 2840 7743 Email : lilianlau@peninsula.com

Websites: www.hshgroup.com www.peninsula.com