Announcement of Appointment of New Director


Octo Force Management is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark F. Bedingham as a Director.

With the addition of Mark as our Director, with whom we have already worked on several projects, we will strengthen our marketing and branding capabilities of our whole Group companies, and further actively pursue potential business development in the global market, focusing on Asia and the Middle East.

Please check below for Mark F. Bedingham’s background

Mr. Bedingham was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SMI Vantage, a Singapore Exchange listed company in January 2015. He graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Jardine Matheson and was appointed as a Director of Jardine Pacific. He joined Moët Hennessy (LVMH Group) in the mid-1990s as the Regional Managing Director of APAC. Today, he serves on the Board of The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), a company listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange which is a specialist bottler of cask strength single malt whisky. He was also the Vice-Chairman of Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp, a NYSE listed SPAC that successfully achieved business combination with the world’s largest private aviation company in 2021. He has also served as an Executive Chairman of two hospitality companies, Crystal Jade and CÉ LA VI.

M.A., School of Biological Sciences, Oxford University