Meet The Team

Paul Williams

Managing Director Education

Professor Paul Williams holds a PhD in Management from the University of Western Australia. Paul has achieved a distinguished career as a professor, senior manager and consultant to several universities around the world. Paul has teamed up with RP International to drive their executive recruitment and consulting activities for higher education markets in the MENA region.

With the RPI network, Paul will help universities to identify, network, engage and appoint the best senior management talent in both academic and administrative roles. Paul brings with him:-

  • over 30 years of international academic experience
  • 18 years senior management appointments at universities in the region.
  • in-depth knowledge of the complex needs of the universities in the Arab world.
  • Solid appreciation of the job roles of senior personnel in universities
  • Deep understanding of the challenges of expatriate appointments and how to overcome them
  • An extensive network of potential senior academic candidates ready for the region
  • High cultural intelligence having worked in UAE, China, Australia
  • A passion for excellent service and high levels of clients’ satisfaction.