The Jardine Matheson Group: Creating Future Value Through Innovation

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The Jardine Matheson Group (Jardines) began as a trading business in the Chinese port city of Canton — now Guangzhou. The company, which was founded by Scots William Jardine and James Matheson in 1832, later became one of the first foreign-owned trading houses, or “Hongs,” in the former British colony of Hong Kong.

Linda Chan is the head of Group Audit and Risk Management (GARM) at Jardines, where she oversees a team of 30 auditors. In this profile, Chan outlines her team’s efforts to safeguard the future value of the business through modernization and innovation.

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