Chris Ashford

Chris Ashford is the Executive Director, Human Resources for the Aerium Group. He joined the company in October 2014. Chris is an accomplished HR professional with extensive experience in leading corporate HR teams and strategic initiatives to streamline operations, drive growth and increase profitability having worked in both the public and private sector.

He has been involved in privatisation initiatives, investment banking and private equity. Previously, he served as Senior Director Europe, Human Resources at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG from (August 2005 - July 2014), London (Formerly Hypo Real Estate Bank International AG). In this role, he headed the Human Resources for Europe. He was Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer and was involved in mergers and acquisitions and due diligence exercises in both Europe and the Middle East.  Before that, Mr. Ashford served as Head of Strategic Initiatives, Middle East and China at UBS Global Asset Management until April 2005.

His specialties include recruitment and retention, executive compensation, employee relations and restructuring, settlement negotiations, benefit and pension plan development and administration, leadership and talent development.