Paul Gyra is a seasoned business executive with over 32 years of experience in investment banking and asset management.
Paul joined the Thompson Family Office from Global Investment Bank in Dubai, UAE where he was a managing partner and responsible for cross-border transactions and business development. Prior to that, Paul Gyra was the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Strategy, and Managing Partner at Safanad Limited, based in Dubai and responsible for the principal investment firm’s business operations and strategy across its Dubai, New York and London offices.
Prior to moving to Dubai with Safanad, Paul Gyra previously held CEO positions at ING Alternative Asset Management in New York and Baring Asset Management – North America. During his tenure at ING, Paul also held a number of senior leadership roles based in Hong Kong, New York, Boston, Amsterdam and London on both the investment and distribution sides of ING Group’s asset management businesses. During this period, Paul also played an active role in managing a number of high profile strategic business reorganizations.
Paul started his investment management career at Harvard Management Company in Boston, MA, after transitioning from Ernst and Young where he worked in their financial services practices based in London, Boston and Sydney.
Mr. Gyra is a CPA and received his BS summa cum laude from Providence College and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.