Christopher Seow, Founder
Born in Malaysia and educated in Britain, Christopher Seow is a long-time resident of London, where he lives with his wife Sue and twin sons, David and Terence. He is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders and Fellow of the RSA and RSS. He is also a Barts Charity Ambassador and a Trustee of the City arts in the community charity Clio’s Company.
During his time as Chair (2008-10) and Vice-President (2011-13) of the City of London Branch of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Christopher was event organiser for CMI’s City of London Branch ‘Breakfast with the Lord Mayor’. He also hosted ‘Breakfast with a Management Champion’ and ‘The Sir Kenneth Cork Management Lecture’ in each of those years, bringing leading lights of the management scene together with an audience of business people and academics.
Christopher founded the Reflections of The Lord Mayor event in 2014. The inaugural Reflections was delivered by Sir David Wootton, Lord Mayor of the City of London 2011-12. Dame Fiona Woolf (2013-14) delivered the 2nd Annual Reflections and Sir Alan Yarrow (2014-15) delivered the 3rd Annual Reflections in 2016.
An academic and consultant specialising in the field of Operational Excellence, particularly in Lean Six Sigma, Christopher has a long-time commitment to strengthening ties between academia and business. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR) and holds several visiting and examining academic roles at UK universities, having also held overseas posts in countries including China, France and Switzerland.