General Manager, United Kingdom
Paul Gibbs is general manager of the Water business line, part of Bechtel’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals business unit.
Paul has over 20 years of experience in international commercial development across different industries. He joined Bechtel in 2005. After serving in business development at company’s Civil business unit for four years, Paul joined the Crossrail project as the prime contract manager. In 2010, he was named project manager for the design, construction, and delivery of Crossrail’s Bond Street station.
In 2012, Paul became Bechtel’s region president for Africa. He served as Africa region president until 2014 when he assumed the role of executive assistant to Bechtel’s chief executive officer and chief operating officer. He also served as secretary of the Bechtel Group Operating Committee and Finance and Strategy Committee. Prior to joining Bechtel, Paul served as international finance manager for the international exploration drilling services of Anglo American Plc; executive director for Grinaker-LTA; business development manager for LTA; and manager of capital project donations for The Anglo American and De Beers Chairman’s Fund.
Paul holds a master’s degree in political science and geography from Dundee University, Scotland. He studied accountancy to degree level through the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and further business study at INSEAD in France and Singapore.
Paul was commissioned into the British Territorial Army, following training at RMA Sandhurst and Warminster.