European Executive Search Partners for Operational & Supply Chain Effectiveness.

Transforming the global consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, building diverse, high-impact leadership teams to accelerate transformation.


Change smart

Remain competitive

Sustain growth

Melium provides solutions enabling Resilience, Agility, Continuity and Sustainability.

CPG is quickly adapting to environmental factors and emerging trends across the market. By 2025 and beyond, we can expect the consumer landscape to become a lot more complex. CPG companies are more conscious that data and digital technologies will ultimately drive better business intelligence to get ahead.

Over the past two decades, Melium has developed a powerful ecosystem of consultancy and alliance partners to drive innovative solutions in this space. With patented products, frameworks, and coaches, we help our clients accelerate a step change in operational maturity and performance.

Our S-CAP™ model deploys a blended approach and is used in combination with our self-developed suite of executive search tools, we proved a 97% better than the market average success rate for senior search work.

Core Values


We've pledged to only work with clients who have made a true commitment to talent or have a genuine interest in learning how to manage talent as a primary asset for ROI.


Melium's proprietary search toolbox and evaluation framework delivers data-led results in weeks, not months.

Honesty & Integrity

Our clients trust us to represent their employer brands effectively and transparently, often in confidential circumstances.


We compete through the creativity, quality and diversity of our shortlists. We ensure our clients have access to the best impact talent, advice and insight to achieve long-term objectives.

Continuous Improvement

We practice what we preach, we are constantly trying to simplify, innovate and improve our process with each new engagement.

Our leadership team

Kaeir Hughes

Partner | Head of PE/VC

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Kaeir co-founded Melium back in 2016 having forged a successful career partnering with FMCG multinationals across Operations and End-End Supply-Chain.Before this, he lived and studied on 3 continents helping him gain an appreciation for different cultures and ways of working. Kaeir supports both the 'Global Manufacturing' and 'PE' divisions on strategic business development as well as having a large focus on building our team's internal capability through hands-on training.Despite being based South of the river, you will often find him venturing up north to watch his mighty Arsenal! Big fan of all sports and constantly trying to learn new languages.

Charlie Knapman

Lead Associate | Commercial Transformation

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Charlie joined Melium Consulting in 2023. Before joining, Charlie worked within a London-based recruitment company, focusing on high-level commercial roles in London for the North America, VC-backed tech eco-system, before supporting business growth internally. Charlie transitioned into executive search to support Melium’s commercial function in European and North American CPG. Particularly interested in transformational sales talent, in addition to specialised e-commerce professionals to accelerate digital growth.Outside of work, Charlie is an avid football fan and remains constantly disappointed with Southampton’s results, however, being the eternal optimist, he is confident the good times aren’t far away.

Tom Pemberton

Partner | Head of Supply Chain Effectivess

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Tom co-founded Melium in 2016. He graduated from Sheffield University in 2000, having completed a degree in BIS, and his dissertation 'Wireless Connectivity for Manufacturing' got him a graduate placement at BP Chemicals as a technical BA. After BP divested,Tom started his career in search in 2005, supporting Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Effectiveness for volume manufacturers throughout the mainland. He has consulted with multinationals, start-ups, and scale-ups the world over, supporting many high-profile growth, transformation, and turnaround objectives. Outside of work, Tom enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family in the Mountains!

Thomas Hamblin

Head of Global Manufacturing

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Thomas joined Melium Consulting in 2019, he started his career in search, supporting established and green field operational excellence programs to drive a step change in industrial performance and promote sustainable cultures of continuous improvement. Now a trusted advisor with broad experience in executive search, he leads our global manufacturing practice by supporting some of the world's most iconic brands to build diverse high-performing leadership teams.In his personal life, Thomas thrives in competition and as such is an avid football and motorsport fan!

Diversity & inclusion

All our work is underpinned with a lens on diversity. Often the assignments we execute need to have a focus on addressing gender or ethnic imbalances across Leadership teams. Learn how Melium also uses cognitive diversity as a metric to drive the biggest impact and bottom-line results.