Meet our 2021 finalists!

Paul Drechsler CBE

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Wells Fargo

Judging Day Sponsor and Host
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Paul Drechsler CBE,

Chairman, International

Chamber of Commerce (U.K.)

Chairman of London First

Paul Drechsler CBE is the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (U.K.), Chairman of London First, Chancellor of Teesside University, Independent Director; Greencore Plc.& Schroders & Co Ltd. He was President of the Confederation of British Industry 2015-2018, Chairman Bibby Line Group 2014-2020, Teach First 2013-2019,and the UK National Skills Funding Agency Advisory Board until September 2015. Previously Chairman & Chief Executive Executive of Wates Group, and 24 years with ICI plc, holding main board and senior positions; living in the UK, Brazil, the USA and the Netherlands. Paul is an engineering graduate from Trinity College Dublin. 

Paul is Chairman of Sunday Times-Peel Hunt NED Awards and was Chair of judges for LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders.

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