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Group Managing Director
Chris is the Regional Managing Director, Asia for Ambition & HaTCH Powered by Ambition brands based out of Hong Kong. He is an experienced recruitment professional with 17 years’ consulting experience across the UK and Asia and has a proven track record of building and leading sustainable and profitable recruitment teams with a commitment to provide the highest possible service levels to candidates and clients. Chris holds P&L responsibility for the Asia business with a key focus on overall business strategy, the growth of the Ambition business in Asia and increasing market share across the markets & sectors we operate in.
A big advocate of CSR and Diversity & Inclusion, Chris is immensely proud to work for a business that achieves fantastic results but is also committed to giving back to communities in need and during his tenure has been involved in the launch of numerous initiatives including the flagship ‘Ambition Back to Work Program’ in all Asia markets and also the establishment of CSR committees in all of locations that drive participation across a diverse range of CSR initiatives including charity runs, working with underprivileged children, visiting schools, coaching exchange students, running LGBT+ training sessions and many more.
Born in the United Kingdom and holding Master’s degrees in Engineering and French from the University of Nottingham, Chris has lived in Hong Kong for the past 16 years. Prior to working with Ambition, Chris started his career in the Technology field in London as a Management Consultant with global US management consultancy firm Accenture. Upon deciding that he was not a ‘techie’, Chris moved into the recruitment field where he spent 10 years with a leading global recruitment firm in a variety of leadership roles.
Outside of Ambition
Outside of work, Chris is passionate about sport, keeping fit (or at least trying to), travel, and Liverpool FC. On the weekends, he would like to be spotted wake-boarding at Tai Tam, but it is far more likely he will be spending time at home with his wife and two hyperactive toddlers!
Articles by Chris Aukland
The State of Work Report
The employment landscape in Asia is undergoing significant changes, with advancements in technology and shifting economic conditions leading to bot...Read more
Citi Return to Work - Everything You Need to Know
We're excited to announce the launch of Citi's Return to Work Programme 2022, supported by Ambition! In this blog, Samantha Pang, Country Human Res...Read more
Official Statement on Job Scams
Ambition Hong Kong would like to raise awareness within our community regarding the ever-increasing number of individuals who are fraudulently impe...Read more
A Mother’s Day Tribute: Working Mothers of Ambition
What’s more noble than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child? A mother’s love is a force like no other. It is both strong and gent...Read more
International Women's Day 2022 - Break The Bias
At Ambition Group, we recognise that diversity and equality starts with our own employees. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities among...Read more
Hong Kong Market Insights 2022
At the onset of the pandemic, the job market was full of uncertainties and challenges. However, as we turn towards recovery, a new global phenomen...Read more
New year, new career resolutions for jobseekers
It may seem cliché to make a list of resolutions for the coming year, but the new year is the perfect time to set and commit to a set of goals tha...Read more
Hong Kong Market Insights H1 2021
2020 was a year like no other. As the biggest health crisis humanity has faced, COVID-19 left a significant global impact and upended the world of ...Read more