Paul Smith

Independent Director

Paul Smith has been an independent director since September 2020. Mr. Smith was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of CFA Institute from January 2015 to September 2019, prior to which he was its Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific region from October 2012 to January 2015. While at CFA Institute, Mr. Smith lead the organization’s global growth to a record number of candidates, members and local societies, and expanded the organization’s presence in India and China. Since January 2004, Mr. Smith has been the Chief Executive Officer of Warlencourt Limited, Grimani Ltd and Broadwell Investments. Mr. Smith also holds external directorships at Manulife Global Fund, Panah Fund Ltd, Enhanced Investment Products and Firth Investment Management. Mr. Smith received his Master of Arts in Modern History from Merton College at Oxford University. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

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