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Paul Kennel
Executive Director

Paul Kennel | Executive Director

Paul served as President of World Concern for over 10 years, leading 900 staff and representing issues of child poverty and exploitation to major donors, businesses and international agencies. He also worked with World Concern in Thailand and Malaysia, and actually opened World Concern’s relief and development work in 13 countries of Asia. While in Asia he worked with World Relief in Vietnam and ran 2 import/export companies in Hong Kong. His most recent role was to help set up a foundation providing opportunities for links between donors and community development organizations. He has travelled widely and has served on many boards that promoted networking and cooperation. Paul currently lives in Seattle with his wife, and he has two adult children.

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