Chris Mumford, London

Managing Director

"The greatest lesson travel has given me is that there is no one absolute right way to do something - people the world over come up with different solutions to universal problems.

A forerunner in business globalisation, the hospitality sector is faced with cross-market, cross-cultural challenges on a daily basis. The satisfaction I take from our work at AETHOS Consulting Group not only comes from helping our clients prepare and execute their human capital strategy across markets, old and new, but also from the personal impact - whether it be recruiting someone from Bangkok into a role in Madrid; designing an executive incentive plan in Saudi Arabia; or conducting a psychometric assessment in Cape Town."

Chris Mumford studied in England and began his professional life in Germany and Japan before entering the world of hotel recruitment. Following 3 years in New York, he returned to London in 2002 to set up the EMEA offices of HVS Executive Search. In 2013 Chris became a founding partner in AETHOS Consulting Group specialising in senior executive appointments, advising on compensation packages, and consulting on significant strategic organisational needs for players in the hospitality industry. A regular speaker on industry related issues, Chris is a frequent author of articles on executive selection, compensation trends, and general HR topics for a number of industry publications.


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