Paul Clifford is SCB’s regional head for project & export finance in the Americas, responsible for originating and executing large infrastructure financings. Under Paul’s leadership Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) was named Global Project Finance Bank of Year in 2010 by leading industry publication Project Finance International.
Paul joined SCB in January 2005 following SCB’s acquisition of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited’s (ANZ) project finance business in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Paul oversaw and led the negotiations with SCB in connection with the acquisition of ANZ’s Americas project finance practice and team. Prior to joining ANZ bank in 1991, he worked with Allied Irish Bank in New York. A Cork native, Paul has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree with honors in economics and mathematics from University College, Cork and a MBA from Columbia University. His father hails from Dalkey, Co. Dublin; his mother is from Shankill, Co. Wicklow.