Saturday February 22, 2020

‘Trust people to do the job you’ve brought them in to do’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Chris Paul of Avantcard

17th February, 2019
Chris Paul, chief executive, Avantcard Picture: James Connolly

Chris Paul is chief executive at Avantcard, the financial services company selling credit cards and personal loans to consumers in the Irish market. Avantcard employs 220 people at its headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, and a further 20 at an office in Dublin.

Established in 1997 by MBNA Europe Bank, the company was acquired in 2014 by EVO Banco and again, last year, by Spanish bank Bankinter. Paul assumed his current role at Avantcard in 2017.

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