"After studying Law, Economics and International Relations at the Universities in Rotterdam, Groningen (Netherlands) and Nice (France), he joined the International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance in The Hague, Netherlands. He was successively Financial Attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and Deputy Director for International Affairs at the Ministry, responsible for financial institutions including IMF-IBRD, regional development banks and the EEC.
"Between 1981 and 1986, he was a full Member of the Board of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg where he chaired the Policy Committee. In 1986, he was elected Executive Director of the World Bank Group. From 1988, he was also Executive Director at the Multilateral Agency for Investment Guarantees of which he chaired the Audit Committee. From 1990 he was the Secretary General of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association, chairing the Trading Markets Committee and, having taken the initiative to its set-up, he served as a Member of the Peter's Committee on Corporate Governance in the Netherlands.
"From 1998 to July 1st 2005 he was the Secretary-General of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) in Brussels. From 2001 to 2003, he was Chairman of the Industry Advisory Committee to the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum.
"He is Chair of Plan International, a child centered community development organisation
"He was a Founder Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Board Member from its inception in 2002 until 2008.
"Born in the Netherlands, Paul is married with two children and lives in the Hague." 
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- Paul Arlman, European Corporate Governance Institute, accessed September 16, 2008.