Paul Thandi

Paul Thandi

Paul Thandi is one of the most influential businessmen of the Midland's and Chief Executive of the UK’s largest and most high-profile venue management company, the NEC Group. Paul became group Chief Executive in October 2006. Prior to becoming Chief Executive he spent 18 months as the NEC Group's Commercial Director. 

Paul has exceptional experience of the exhibition industry having previously been Executive Director at CMP Information (United Business Media), a multimedia trading division in exhibitions, conferences, digital, information products and online communities. He spent the last three years at CMPi enabling the acquisition and merger strategy. Paul is responsible for driving the business forward through commercial and strategic leadership. Paul represents the NEC Group on the boards of Marketing Birmingham, CBI West Midlands Council; is Chair of Birmingham & Solihull Employment & Skills and President of Solihull Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of the office, Paul is a husband and father with three children, and divides his time between the West Midlands and his native London. Sport and fitness are his other pursuits besides his family