Paul is one of the founders of DrivingChange.Org, an initiative to inspire the next generation of leaders in public service. He has extensive experience in the global media industry and in transitioning and transforming businesses to a digital future. As President and Publisher of The Economist and lately as CEO of the independent branding agency CSA, Paul has helped many of the world’s leading brands as they have migrated from being traditional advertisers to using meaningful content and experiences to engage customers in print, online, on social media, and in person. His work in building The Economist brand and launching new products in education, digital advertising, and marketing services led him to be named Executive of the Year by Adweek, a Top Innovator by Media Business, and recipient of the IAA’s inaugural Global Compass Award, alongside Ogilvy’s Shelly Lazarus and Unilever’s Paul Polman. He also serves on the advisory boards of Virtu News in Brazil, Twin Consultancy in London, and Concordia in New York.
We have reached a point where individuals and organizations are being defined by how technology companies catalog their past. I think The Principal Post is an important initiative that allows people to build the narrative they want and control that going forward.