Benjamin Lo serves as Partner and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Ben is a member of DHR International’s Consumer and Retail and Private Equity Practice Groups across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to DHR, Ben has held senior management positions in Hong Kong, China and South East Asia, mostly in private equity sponsored businesses.
As a senior executive Ben has a proven track record in new market development, consumer and cosmetic products, beauty services, fashion and packaging. During his previous roles as CEO of Beauty Farm Management Services, Group COO of G2000, and Group CEO of Global Beauty International, Ben achieved sustained revenue and EBIDTA growth within the dynamic and changing markets of Greater China and South East Asia.
Earlier in his career, Ben served as Director and Shareholder of First Overseas International, a private venture to develop and launch a new cosmetic brand for retail sales in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Prior to this, he was CEO and Executive Director of New Toyo International, a paper product company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange, with products ranging across the consumer goods sector, such as tissue paper, the specialized paper sector, such as aluminium foil laminated paper, and the packaging sector, such as corrugation.
In the beginning of his career from 1985 to 1999, Ben held functional leadership positions in IT audit, finance, internal audit and China business development at companies including Ernst & Young in Hong Kong, Price Waterhouse in Hong Kong and Sydney, and British American Tobacco in China and Hong Kong. Ben holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra, also in Australia.
In addition, he also has a Bachelor of Laws from Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Ben is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, is an Australian passport holder and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.