Group Legal Director
Keith Benjamin is Global Legal Director of Jaguar Land Rover. He was appointed to this position in 2009 after the sale of JLR from Ford to Tata the Indian Conglomerate.
His task was to develop the Legal, Patent, Security, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Functions for the newly acquired Company. These Functions now with some 300 staff report to him and cover JLR's Global Operations. His expertise is in the management of these Functions to add value and achieve the business objectives whilst protecting the company and ensuring legal compliance.
Keith, who is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, previously worked in various Legal roles around the world for General Motors Corporation including Vauxhall/Opel, Chevrolet and Saab. Prior to that he worked for Fiat Auto: the owner of Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari.
He sits on the JLR Executive Committee and reports directly to the CEO. He deals with all contentious matters and over his thirty years career as a Lawyer has dealt with matters in all major jurisdictions including Europe, the US, Latin America and China.