Author Bio

Mark Keith

Director of Executive Search at HVS Hong Kong

Mark Keith is Managing Director of HVS Executive Search in Hong Kong and oversees search assignments throughout the Asian region where Mark has lived since 1982. His early hotel experiences included London, Nigeria, Iran, Lesotho, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates; and he has held senior executive appointments with Hilton International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Holiday Inn Worldwide and the Peninsula Group. Mark is a recognized authority on strategic Human Capital Management in the hospitality industry, hotel openings and the cross-cultural implications for management and service. He was commissioned at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; he has a Master of Science degree from the University of Leicester and is a fellow of the Hotel, Catering International Management Association (FHCIMA). A selection of clients he has served include Jumeirah, Mandarin Oriental, Jin Jiang Inn, Hilton International, Serena, Rosewood and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. For further information, please contact:

Articles by Mark Keith (1)

Knowing Makes No Difference to Sleeping Giants

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, one Chinese businessman observed, "With the best and brightest from the top business schools and advice from top consulting firms, the Western companies still didn't see the crash coming". Actually, some did, but simply knowing makes ...