Andrew Mountfield was born in the UK and spent his early childhood in the USA. He completed the dual degree economics and business administration programme in the UK, Germany and France at the European School of Business university partnership, and subsequently graduated with a masters degree from Bocconi University, Milan. He holds a research masters from HEC Paris and Oxford University, where he worked on emergent strategy and its relation to organisation. He completed his doctorate at Ashridge Business School. He is currently a member of Wolfson College, Cambridge University.

He started his career with a major Swiss pharmaceutical company as an assistant to the board, was seconded to a global strategy consulting company, but then returned to the pharmaceutical industry with management assignments in business development and finance.

He then moved PwC Consulting and  was made partner in 1996. In 2004 he was recruited to become managing director of Horv├íth & Partners Switzerland where he was a partner in the global firm until 2015. Andrew Mountfield works today as an independent advisor, board member and university teacher and researcher.

He has been a lecturer on the Strathclyde Graduate Business School MBA programme, was a professor of strategy at PHW Zurich, and has been module leader on the ETH Zurich MBA programme since 2004. Andrew Mountfield is currently a member of adjunct faculty at Ashridge in the UK and a tutor on the Oxford Executive Leadership Programme at Said Business School, Oxford University. He is also an executive faculty member of the Zurich campus of the China Europe International Business School.

He is the editor of two books on strategy practice, and the author of a regular business column.