HVS Executive Search Appoints Florian Kittler As Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific

HONG KONG, China, January 10, 2017 — HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organisation, announced that Florian Kittler has joined HVS Executive Search as Senior Vice President – Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Florian has over two decades of valuable experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, Middle East and Asia. He gained his operational leadership know-how with several global 5-star hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt. At HVS Executive Search, Florian will be using his extensive network and hospitality insights to fulfil senior management appointments with clients across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining HVS, Florian was heading the Hospitality & Leisure sector for Comrise Consulting in Asia, and for PSD Group in Greater China. According to Mark Keith, Managing Director – Asia Pacific for HVS Executive Search, “Florian’s industry knowledge is impressive; however, it is his empathy and cross-cultural sensitivity, powered by his extraordinary cognitive strength, that gives him such effectiveness in predicting behaviour and spotting talent. In an industry where many describe themselves as ‘a People Person’, Florian is the People Person’s People Person.”

Originally from Berlin, Florian has spent the last 15 years working in Germany, Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong, Doha, Manila, Beijing and Shanghai. He studied Hospitality & Restaurant Management at the University Centre ‘Cesar Ritz’ in Switzerland and is currently enrolled in the MBA programme at Manchester Business School.

On the occasion of Florian’s recruitment, Court Williams, Chief Executive Officer of HVS Executive Search comments, “Asia is a market of increasing importance to us. Florian’s addition to our Asia Pacific team is a testament to our focus on quality, reach and service excellence through unparalleled industry knowledge. I am confident that both Mark and Florian will continue to drive and deliver HVS Executive Search service excellence and reach in the region.”

About HVS

Over the years, HVS Executive Search has established its reputation as the premier human capital advisory services firm, specializing in senior-level executive search and mid-management recruitment as well as organizational development strategies for the hospitality industry. With an expansive global network, HVS Executive Search possesses an unparalleled reach, having access to a vast pool of qualified profiles through its 400,000-strong contact database. Furthermore, HVS Executive Search Partners are recognized and revered as being industry mentors in their respective regions, and have together executed over 4,000 mid to high level searches across the globe.

Carol Bekel
HVS Executive Search

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