Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Founder & CEO
Ben Jones is the Founder of Ohi, the instant commerce platform enabling e-commerce brands to offer their customers a premium, environmentally responsible, 2hr delivery experience through a data-driven inventory management platform and micro warehousing. Jones started his career in Sales and Trading at HSBC, where he built a $20m annual revenue business from scratch and quickly became a rising star in the industry. Everything changed after a serious back injury, which left him temporarily paralyzed and requiring a major spinal operation. During the 16 months recovery that followed, Jones was unable to walk far or carry anything heavy and therefore became increasingly reliant on e-commerce. The frustration of having to wait 3–5 days to receive online orders vs. being able to get them same-day in stores made him realize that e-commerce was increasingly falling behind Amazon. To bridge this gap, Ben left banking to pursue his dream of solving that pain point.