Paul brings his expertise in leadership and talent management to 20-first. He is specialized in the success of women leaders in large multinationals and the success of such organizations by leveraging female talent. His own career included HR roles at Royal/Dutch Shell, General Motors, Georg Fischer and UBS, where he designed and implemented several gender balancing strategies. He is a visiting coach and lecturer at business schools including IMD and INSEAD, and frequently writes about gender and leadership. His most recent article The Traps That Keep Women from Reaching the Top and How to Avoid Them won an Excellence Award. He has just published Leadership Strategies for Women: Lessons from Four Queens on Leadership and Career Development (Heidelberg 2014). Paul has lived and worked in the Netherlands, US, France, Germany and Switzerland, and works in English, German, French, and Dutch.