Paul has over 21 years’ management experience, of which 16 are in the marine industry and is an accomplished marine executive having served as Managing Director of leading South African specialist marine solutions provider SMIT Amandla Marine since 2005. Paul is a shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL), which acquired the business of SMIT Amandla Marine in December 2016.
Paul has several years’ experience as a former board member of the South African Oil & Gas Alliance, SA/Netherlands Chamber of Business and currently serving as Director on the various AMSOL Group Companies, the South African Maritime Training Academy and a member of the Institute of Directors Having attained degrees in Physics and Chemistry as well as Engineering Management, Paul worked for several State owned South African entities in various managerial roles before becoming a consultant. He later moved into private industry and was appointed in the role of Managing Director of regional specialist marine solutions provider SMIT Amandla Marine, overseeing the transformation of the organisation and implementing a growth strategy to expand into new markets. He led the management buy-out of the company, which was concluded in 2016.