CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
F J BENJAMIN (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
Douglas Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer of F J Benjamin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, oversees F J Benjamin’s fashions businesses in Singapore. Douglas is an acknowledged industry leader in brand building and in developing retail and distribution networks for international luxury and lifestyle brands in Singapore. During the last 20 years at F J Benjamin, Douglas has been instrumental in managing and directing the growth of some of the most iconic global fashion brands in Singapore such as Guess, Lalique, La Senza, Gucci, Fendi, Lanvin, Coach and Celine.
In addition, Douglas heads the Creative & Licensing Division, a business unit within F J Benjamin (Singapore). In this role, he directs the international expansion of F J Benjamin’s house label, RAOUL (raoul.com). The RAOUL men’s label was developed and launched in Singapore in 2002 and RAOUL ladies in 2005. There are now over 30 RAOUL men’s and ladies’ stores in various international locations such as Bahrain, Bangkok, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Douglas holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of F J Benjamin (Singapore) and Executive Director of F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd and also sits on its Executive Committee.
Douglas was born in Singapore in 1964, the eldest son of Frank and Mavis Benjamin. Douglas graduated from the University of Kent, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree and joined the Group upon his graduation in 1989. He started off as a Retail Executive and has worked his way up the corporate ladder. During this time, he has held several roles including Manager – Operations & Admin, Divisional Manager – Retail & Merchandising, Director/General Manager, Managing Director and to the present position of Chief Executive Officer.
Douglas has been married to Odile for 17 years and has 3 lovely children.