Ben started his career in law at Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow (2002 – 2005) where he practiced M&A, Corporate & Commercial and Intellectual Property law, and then continued practice at listed fashion retailer F J Benjamin, as Legal and Corporate Counsel (2006 – 2007).
Moving to operations at F J Benjamin, Ben spearheaded the growth of its Luxury Division across the Asia Pacific (2008 – 2014) representing several major global luxury brands. Ben was appointed Director, Corporate Strategy (2015 – 2018) to focus on restructuring and diversification efforts, overseeing F J Benjamin’s successful Rights & Warrants Issue (2017) and was also appointed Chairman of the Group’s Omnichannel Advisory Board (2018).
Concurrently, Ben has played an active role in the technology investment space in Southeast Asia and Israel. In 2015, Ben helped establish Sassoon Investment Corporation (SassCorp) the family office of entrepreneur, Victor Sassoon, and continues to advise SassCorp on investments and operations. In 2016, Ben was appointed Non-Executive Director of OurCrowd Singapore, the US$1.2 billion Israel-based online VC investing platform. In 2018, Ben co-founded Sechel Asia, an operating platform that creates partnerships with promising Israel-tech companies and helps build their businesses in Southeast Asia.
Ben is a past President and current Vice-President of the Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO); a Board member of the Jewish Welfare Board, Singapore; a Trustee of the Isaac Manasseh Meyer Trust Fund; and a member on the Industry Advisory Panel, Nanyang Polytechnic. Ben is also on the Advisory Board of the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM).
Ben holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD (2012); a Diploma in Singapore Law (Dip.Sing) from National University of Singapore (NUS) (2002); and a Bachelor of Laws degree from University College London (UCL) (2001).