He holds a B.A. & M.A. in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University. Paul acquired his experience at Citibank over 20 years assuming varied responsibilities in Riyadh and London including participating in financing nuclear and conventional energy and other infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
He then briefly headed Private Banking for Ahli United Bank in Bahrain before joining Wellington Management to cover its institutional business development in the Middle East for five years. He was subsequently invited by JP Morgan Private Bank to set up its Islamic Products platform before joining a prominent Jeddah-based family office to help organise and implement its global wealth management strategy. Paul developed particular expertise in structuring investment and financing transactions compliant with Islamic principles.
He has also established over the years relationships with and access to most privately and government held institutions in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries.