James Paul


James leads our efforts in Middle East & APAC, tasked with establishing and growing One Search’s business in these key regions.

James has delivered over 200 searches for CEOs, Investment Partners, Operating Partners, Board Members, CROs, CTOs, Chief Data Officers, CISOs, CHROs across the Software, Life Sciences and Consumer Internet industries. James has led organisations of up to 40 professionals. He has delivered searches including in the UAE, UK, Germany, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Sweden, Spain, United States and India.

Previously, James was a Partner at a global executive search firm where he partnered with investors including Lightspeed, Sequoia, KKR, Warburg Pincus, Temasek and others to build leadership teams for their portfolio companies.

Prior to working in executive search, James worked at Accenture where he built cross-industry sales and consulting experience with expertise in Telecoms & Media, Industrial Internet of Things (IoT and IIot), SaaS & M2M.

He has lived and worked in Europe, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

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