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Paul Celen has been an entrepreneur for the past 21 years. He now works as an independent business consultant in Austria, specialising in coaching start-ups or scale-ups, interim management, and coaching other entrepreneurs for any occasion involving growth and business development.
Celen holds a PhD in science from the State University of Ghent, an MBA from the University of Antwerp - affiliated with Boston University (USA), a Masters in Molecular Biology and Finance, and a number of other prestigious degrees from international universities.
Prior to starting his consultingancy career, Paul was the founder and CEO of Supplitel AG, the first independent ASP for Voice Portal applications (1999 -2001).
Prior to that, he was COO of Phillips Speech Processing, where he was in charge of all worldwide operational activities, including launching the company globally with an emphasis on the United States. He worked at ICLFujitsu as a Managing Director in and for 5 European countries, as well as business manager Retail for the East European countries, with an emphasis on turning around loss-making firms and expanding others. He was named the best turn-around manager ever at ICL-Fujitsu, developing a new GTM methodology and hence similar to start-up activities.