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Paul A. Smith

Expert Adviser in Strategic Planning and Capacity Building for Reform


Paul is an expert adviser in Strategic Planning and Capacity Building for reform.  Supporting Government and International organisations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Before he worked in Iraq as NATO’s Senior Civilian (effectively its Ambassador in Baghdad) reporting directly to the UN Assistant Secretary General (Operations).  Paul has acted in a number of strategic planning and senior management roles for NATO and other international bodies since 2000.  Prior to this was a UK Army Officer serving in a variety of ranks, locations and assignments.   Paul has a BSc in ‘Information Management Systems’ an MSc in ‘Designing Information Systems’, is a Graduate (and returned as an instructor) of the UK’s prestigious Joint Services Command & Staff College and a Senior Executive Coach (Level 7).  After receiving his Executive Master’s in ‘Governance and International Development’ from ULB, Belgium, he will probably return in the autumn to study another Executive Master’s course at ULB.