Paul Smith

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Paul Smith

Chief Executive Officer at Java House Group

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer at Java House Group. He has been working with the group since September 2017 and been Group CEO from February 2018. His principal role is the development and implementation of the Group’s growth and development strategies.

Paul holds over 37 years’ experience in strategic business development, multi-site operations, Retail, Food and Beverage Operations, Joint Ventures, Franchising and Talent Leadership. He has worked and lived overseas, out of the UK for the past 18 years, and successfully led the establishment of businesses in 20 countries across the MENA region, India, Russia, China, S.E. Asia and Africa.

Paul holds an MSc in Change Management, a BSc (Hons) in Food Marketing, and Diploma’s in Marketing, Change Management and Executive Coaching. He is also certified by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also attended the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives at I.M.D. Lausanne, Switzerland. Paul lives in Nairobi with his partner Amelia.