Paul Hunter comes originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. After successfully completing his Bachelors and Masters degree at Cambridge University and post graduate study at Oxford University, Paul moved to Switzerland.
As Director of IMD’s Corporate Learning Network, Paul works with worldwide organizations across the globe helping them to evolve as learning organizations. Paul produces and moderates a weekly web TV broadcast available to all executives from Corporate Learning Network companies, is responsible for the IMD portfolio of virtual learning programs to address the changing needs of the digital generation, and hosts monthly Discovery Events showcasing the latest applied research from IMD.
Previously Paul worked his way through the ranks of the Wall Street Institute from part-time teacher to become General Manager of Wall Street for Switzerland, France and Germany. Paul managed 17 profit centres in Switzerland, launched several start-up businesses in France and was active in redressing operations in Germany. He acted as a trouble shooter and trainer to increase efficiency in sales, marketing, service and operations.
After 7 years with Wall Street, Paul moved on to join a boutique consultancy firm specialising in leadership development, executive coaching and training. His main activities consisted of conceptualising and rolling out development programs with global organisations, senior management teambuilding, hands-on management assessment and training and senior executive coaching. He significantly expanded the consultancy, particularly at an international level, and launched many new programs, services and strategic initiatives.
Paul graduated from IMD with an Executive MBA with Honours and coaches on several of IMD’s open, customised and degree programs. Paul is a Tavistock trained facilitator and is qualified in a wide range of psychometric tools including NEO, FIRO,16PF, Lifo Base, Lifo Communication, EPPS. He is also vice-chair of ELIG, the European Learning Industry Group, Steering Committee member of EFMD’s Corporate Learning Improvement Processes and a popular keynote speaker at international workshops and seminars for worldwide organisations.
Paul is married with three young children. He has worked and travelled throughout the world, speaks three languages and has also spent time as a journalist for the BBC.