Paul’s work covers a range of issues across international finance, international trade and international development, including work with the Group of Twenty (G20), International Monetary Fund, multilateral development banks and the World Trade Organization. Current roles include serving as co-chair of the G20 Working Group on the Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth and as Canada’s Finance Deputy for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
From 2006 to 2014, he held several senior executive positions at the former Canadian International Development Agency and Global Affairs Canada, including as director general of multilateral development institutions, director general of strategic policy and as an assistant deputy minister of Partnerships for Development Innovation. Earlier in his career he worked at the Privy Council Office, and held senior analyst positions at Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada. In the 1990s in Geneva, he worked for several international institutions, including the United Nations, and as a consultant in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and completed a Ph.D. in international relations at the University of Geneva. He was a post-doctoral fellow and research associate on the Global Environmental Assessment Project at Harvard University and he has also been a fellow with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington, DC office) and at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo.