Benson TamChairman & Founding Partner at Venturous Group
Benson Tam is the Founder and Chairman of Venturous Group.
Venturous is China’s first Citytech™ Group. Powering Smart City economies, it is an investor, business builder and operator of Smart Citytech infrastructure companies. Creating value by transforming the future of city living, Venturous leverages the latest deep Citytech, strategic partnerships and digital transformation to make cities more liveable, sustainable and productive, in China and beyond. The Group’s corporate structure allows for venture capital, private equity, pre-IPO deals, M&A, co-investments, incubation, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and it has its own IPO on the horizon.
Benson is a “3-in-1” civil engineer, software engineer and financial engineer. He combines deep finance, technology and China insights.
He has been a private equity investor in Asia for 30 years, including being a Partner at Fidelity Growth Partners Asia. During his ten years at Fidelity he was involved in multiple China “Super-Unicorns” such as Alibaba, AsiaInfo (software and IT services provider) and WuXi AppTec (pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device provider).
Benson started his journey into finance in 1989 as an investment banker at S.G. Warburg in London, followed by East Asia Warburg in Hong Kong. In 1992, he began his private equity career at Hellman & Friedman Asia in Hong Kong.
For the past 20 years since 2002 Benson has been based in Beijing. He holds a MSc in Computing from University of Oxford and a “double first” BSc in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London, and is also a UK Chartered Accountant.