Paul North

UK ASEAN Business Council

Paul is an experienced Executive Business Manager with a wealth of experience in International markets having worked and lived in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Paul has an electrical background, previously working for several private and family businesses within the electrical switchgear and system integration industry. 

During the last 20 years overseas he was responsible for building, developing and managing agency, distributor and channel partners in the Middle East and African region for one of the largest power and automation companies in the world, ABB, with a prime role of Vice President Middle East and Africa for the division automation products. The role also included total responsibility for the divisions marketing activities and export sales for two regional production sites, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Paul was also a board member and was involved in ABB’s investment and acquisition programme. 

Following a return to the UK in 2011 Paul headed up an international team within an energy management solutions company rolling out their product range across Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia. He opened the companies Asia Pacific office in Melbourne, recruiting staff and established a network of partners across Australia.

Paul’s previous role was with the Department for International Trade (formerly UK Trade & Investment), heading up in the East Midlands, the overseas business network initiative. He was developing and supporting a global network of business led partner organisations, to offer a wide range of high quality support in key markets, particularly South-East Asia, for exporting companies.

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ASEAN – A Community of Exporting Opportunities

The presentation will consist of a brief about ASEAN, ASEAN country information, exporting opportunities and what assistance is available from UKABC and the British Chambers of Commerce in ASEAN.