Richard Paton leads Roland Berger's Aerospace and Defence practice across the Middle East based out of Abu Dhabi. He is presently working with several GCC Government Organizations, assisting them in designing and setting up their aerospace industries. Richard's clientele encompasses private sector defence primes, local family owned companies and Government entities, including Tawazun, SAMI and Taqnia Aeronautics.
Richard has over twenty years of experience, eight of which have been gained in the region and is a specialist in structuring and financing projects where the public and private sector meet. Richard holds a Bsc from Edinburgh University, master's in Economics from Herriot Watt University and several specialized diploma's from London School of Economics.