Paul Salter, Regional Director – Western Cape
Paul is an experienced Senior Manager / Director of International Businesses in the Transportation, Industrial and FMCG sectors having spent 10 years with each of DHL & Unilever / ICI companies and before that several years with Whitbreads (FMCG).
He has worked in all Global geographies particularly in Africa, Europe and USA and has extensive experience of running businesses in Africa either as a wholly owned subsidiary or agency. Most recently he worked for DHL Express as CFO for Sub-Saharan Africa; the company operated in 50 SSA countries, 39 of which were wholly owned subsidiaries and had a combined revenue of Euros 0.4bn and 3,500 staff.
Paul has project managed large global system and organisational change projects involving project teams of 100+ people and in-scope employees of 5,000. This has included some level of Finance (and Procurement) Transformation with the centralisation and offshoring of eventual services to shared service centres. He has also managed and developed teams of up to 300 employees.
Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with an Honours degree in Business from UWE. He is also a member of the Institute of Management in the UK, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and the Western Cape Exporters club.
Paul is based in Cape Town and together with the Cape Town FD Centre team can offer experienced FD services to all industries and size of business or challenge.