Paul W. Speltz

Ambassador Paul W. Speltz is the Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates, LLC (GSA). For over 40 years, Paul has lived and worked in Asian business and finance, both in the private and public sectors.

Immediately prior to founding GSA, Paul served as the President of Kissinger Associates, Inc. Prior to Kissinger Associates, he served as the U.S. Executive Director and Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank based in Manila. In this role as Ambassador, Paul represented the United States extensively throughout Northern, Southern and Central Asia to expand regional trade, promote financial cooperation and increase private sector lending and financing activity. In 2004, United States Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snow, designated Paul as Financial and Economic Emissary to The People’s Republic of China. In this role, he spearheaded the administration’s economic and financial cooperation between the United States and China.

Prior to serving as Ambassador, Paul had over 20 years experience as a prominent member of the international business community. He served as Managing Director of Global Operations for New York based Bluestone Capital, as a Senior Director and Advisor on Asian geopolitical activities for United Technologies Corporation. In 1972, Paul started his own business in China and Asia, which over the years merged into ATC International and by 1981, this firm was sold to Citicorp and Paul stayed with Citicorp as Vice President.

Paul holds a BSBA and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He has sat on the Board of Directors for the university's School of Business since 1998 and also serves as an advisor on Asian affairs. Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of The Pacific Pension and Investment Institute (PPI) and concurrently also serves on their Membership Committee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, The Asia Society, and the National Committee on United States – China Relations.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Asian Development Bank, (2001 - 2004)

Areas of Expertise