Paul is the Managing Director of Lumec and holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He started his professional career in 2008 as a junior development economist, and has worked on a diverse range of projects across KZN and South Africa over the past 15 years. 

Through his work, Paul has developed expertise in undertaking socio-economic research, strategic planning, policy development, economic and value chain analysis, market demand assessments, feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, and project management. He has experience within most sectors, but is particularly passionate about the green and circular economy, cultural and creative industries, and the informal sector, both within the urban and rural context. 

Paul combines his qualifications, experience, and his passion for the environment and people to provide a unique response to the developmental challenges that we face. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Economics with a focus on alternative waste technologies to divert organic municipal solid waste in South Africa. 

Paul has recently worked on some of the following projects within the green and circular economy space:

    • iLembe e-waste project as part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme in South Africa (current)
    • Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the Warwick Zero Waste composting pilot project (current)
    • Market and viability assessment for a range of green products for the Green Corridors’ KwaMashu Beneficiation Centre (2022)
    • Wastage in the Retail Sector: It’s effect on green retail & role in socio-economic development (2020)

See Paul’s LinkedIn Profile.