Up close and personal with Simon Lehmann, AJL Consulting

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In the latest of a regular series, we find out what makes some of the leading figures in the serviced apartment and aparthotel sectors tick. This time, we speak to Simon Lehmann, co-founder and CEO of AJL Consulting.

The best part of my job is…
Working in an ever-changing industry, with very smart and passionate individuals.

The most challenging part of my job is…
Being all over the world at the right time, at the right place, while balancing my family life.

My biggest achievement in business is…
To create win/win situations over and over again.

My biggest mistake in business was…
Not having made tough decisions fast enough.

If I wasn’t working in our industry I would like to have been a…
Pilot.

The best piece of advice anyone ever gave me was…
Deliver first and then get the reward.

If I could tell my 18-year old self one thing it would be…
Listen to your parents more.

The person I admire most in hospitality is…
There are too many to mention who are shaping the industry! There is not just one for me.

The person I admire most in history is…
Nelson Mandela.

I am surprisingly good at...
Connecting the dots.

I am surprisingly bad at...
Being patient.

My perfect day off would be…
A day with my wife, alone in Africa, watching wild animals.

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