President of Rolls-Royce International for Central and Eastern Europe, Member of the Supervisory Board at Rolls-Royce Poland and Director of Aero Gearbox International Ltd., Paul Kaye’s focus is on strategic business development throughout the region, in the aerospace, defense, energy, nuclear and marine industries. An innovator by nature, engineer and scientist by training, and holder of multiple patents in the mining and metallurgical fields, in his early career Paul specialized in developing products and markets related to the recovery of gold, both at home in South Africa and in a wider geographical area including South America, Africa, Australia, and Europe. He acts in an advisory role to governments on manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industries and provides strategic leadership to a number of consortia in these sectors. Negotiating the multiplicity of cultures and business practices that exist in a wide variety of industries and across dozens of countries requires tenacity, tact, and a very long-term strategic outlook. It is in this area that Paul’s experience and success are invaluable.
Paul is also Member of the International Advisory Board at Aspen Institute, Faculty Member at Prague Leadership Institute, Chairman of the British Directors Group in Prague and Coach and mentor at the Odyssey Program.