Let me introduce myself
Ben Quinlan
Comedian ⋅ Emcee ⋅ Facilitator ⋅ Keynote Speaker

Ben is a regular performer at the TakeOut Comedy Club in Soho and has performed with a host of international comedians on their Hong Kong and Macau tours.  He hosted the 2015 Magner’s International Comedy Festival and was invited as one of six international headline acts at the 9th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival.  He also finished in 3rd place in the 9th International Hong Kong Comedy Competition where he competed with over 50 comedians from around the world.

In addition to his comedy career, Ben emcees regularly at major corporate, charity and private events around the city, including TEDxHongKong 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo and TEDxHongKongLive 2016.  He is also a trained facilitator and moderator for large-scale industry conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker for a number of corporate, industry and academic events in both Hong Kong and Australia.

Outside of his performance career, Ben is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates, an independent strategy consulting firm based in Hong Kong.  He was previously the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Banks’ Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ben worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consulting firm, specialising in Corporate & Institutional Banking. Before this, he worked at UBS AG in their Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments. Ben began his career in M&A and capital market at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Ben holds a first class honours degree in economics and an honours degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.