After his graduation at Wageningen Agricultural University (majors: socio-economic aspects of rural development in tropical countries/business administration) Paul worked 5 years in Burkina Faso. Within the scope of an integrated rural development project he focussed on the development of cooperatives and the finance of small businesses.
Subsequently he pursued his career at the Dutch business bank NIBC and the development bank FMO. In both banks he financed businesses and managed investment funds. Geographically Paul’s finance experience relates mainly to The Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Eastern-Europe, the Dutch Caribbean, China and Africa.
Paul retired in 2014 and is now active as an entrepreneurs coach and advisor to private businesses in The Netherlands and abroad.