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Paul Upchurch

Chief Operating Officer, Europe

Paul joins Lombard International Assurance from Blackstone, where he was Executive Director in their Portfolio Operations group. He was involved with driving high performance teams and transformational strategies through the effective implementation of enterprise systems and other operational improvements. He has been highly successful working side-by-side with over 50 portfolio companies and overseeing $1.5bn in technology, people and operational investments.

As a seasoned business operator, he has a distinctive blend of commercial, operational, and technology expertise within service-based organizations which includes both large multi-nationals and smaller mid-cap companies like Lombard International.

Before joining Blackstone, Paul served as Executive Vice President, Professional Services, at Nielsen where he had full P&L and operational responsibility for client relationships, Financial Services, and Brokers in the US. Subsequently, he held an international role, creating the fastest growing global client relationship across 59 countries, including Europe, and was part of the highly successful IPO of Nielsen. 

Prior to that, Paul had a successful career for over 18 years in management consulting, guiding clients on wide range of enterprise technology and operational improvements in Sales and Marketing, serving as a leader on complex, multi-year, $1bn+ transformations.

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