Chris Mumford
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 has over twenty years of hospitality related executive search and consulting experience gained in the EMEA and North America regions. Having studied and worked in Germany and Japan, Chris opened the US office of a London based hotel recruitment firm in the late 90’s. In 2002 he joined a leading global executive search firm and returned to his native UK to establish the EMEA practice. Chris is one of the founding partners that created AETHOS in 2013 and sits on the company’s board of managers. With a global client base, Chris is particularly active in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions and advises hospitality organizations on compensation and organizational issues in addition to facilitating senior executive appointments. Chris is a frequent author and invited speaker on human capital topics affecting the hospitality sector.