Paulo GomesChairman of the Advisory Board

Other appointments

  • Chairman, Paulo Gomes & Partners
  • Senior Advisor, PIL Group
  • Past Executive Director in charge of 24 countries, World Bank Group
  • Board Membership: Global Climate Fund, Ecobank, Ask Airlines, and AFIG Private Equity Fund


  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Institut Libre d’Etude des Relations internationales, Paris
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (SciencePo)

Mr. Gomes is the Chairman of Paulo Gomes & Partners, headquartered in Singapore. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Gomes served for 10 years as Executive Director in the World Bank Group, in charge of 24 African countries. Mr Gomes also served on the boards of Ecobank, Asky Airlines, and AFIG Private Equity Fund. Paulo has built an extensive network across Lusophone, Francophone and Anglophone Africa as well as in Asia and Latin America. Fluent in English, French and Portuguese, Paulo graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as from the ILERI and IEP in Paris, France.