Christopher J. Benjamin
Chris Benjamin is president and chief executive officer of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. An accomplished executive with extensive business and management experience, Benjamin also has a long track-record of volunteering with and providing leadership to non-profit organizations that support Hawaii’s community.
Prior to his appointment on Jan. 1, 2016, Benjamin served as A&B’s president and chief operating officer since September 2011. In this role, Benjamin oversaw the Company’s real estate and agribusiness subsidiaries. Before becoming president and COO, Benjamin was A&B’s chief financial officer from February 2004 through September 2011. From March 2009 through March 2011, Benjamin additionally served as general manager of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, overseeing the operations and finances of that business.
Benjamin joined A&B in 2001 as director, corporate development and planning, and was promoted to vice president in 2003.
Prior to joining A&B, Benjamin held positions with General Motors Corporation, Sony Corporation, Booz – Allen & Hamilton and The Queen’s Health Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
A dedicated supporter of community organizations, Benjamin currently serves as the chair of Hale Kipa’s Capital Cabinet and sits on the boards of many groups, including: Catholic Charities of Hawaii; Aloha United Way; the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Ihupani Council; Hawaii Agricultural Research Center; University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Advisory Board; CFA Society Hawaii; and the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.