Paul Gestro

Director, William Partnerships

Paul is responsible for leading the bank and its customers to financial services, networks and business opportunities throughout Asia. As a specialist in international business Paul has in depth experience in issues relating to global trade, cross border investment, foreign affairs and business internationalisation.

Prior to this role Paul spent 10 years with the New Zealand Government leading trade and foreign investment based in Singapore and New York, where he was also New Zealand’s Consul General. Paul has a business and agriculture degree from Massey University, a post graduate qualification in International Strategy & Leadership from the University of Auckland and completed an Executive Leadership programme at the Harvard Business School. During his professional career in international business, finance and business consulting, Paul also founded and grew a horticulture production and export company which ran for 25 years.