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  • Austria
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Since 2001, Paul Celen has been a consultant/coach mainly for start-ups (100+) and companies in need of a structured business development approach. He has been, and continues to be, active in the field of healthcare, pharma, ICT, telecommunication and retail. For 4 years he served as VP Business Development at Lifewatch, and 5 years in the same position at Vitaphone.

Before starting his consultancy work, Paul was one of the founders of Supplitel AG, the first independent advanced service provider (ASP) for voice portal applications. He boasts more than 30 years’ experience in general management, marketing, sales and business development in different industrial markets. Paul has extensive expertise in directing and streamlining major corporate development programmes as Chief Operating Officer of Phillips Speech Processing, and as Managing Director / CEO in different countries and regions for ICL-Fujitsu, PerkinElmer and others.

Paul has a PhD in science from the State University of Ghent, an MBA from the University of Antwerp, and holds several prestigious degrees from global institutions. He has been a speaker at many conferences and has given interviews to the world's leading specialised press as an internationally renowned and respected business expert.