A chartered engineer with a Masters in engineering and management systems from Brunel University, Mr Kahn is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds an MBA from London Business School and attended The Royal College of Defence Studies. Mr Kahn worked in Europe and the United States for the Ford Motor Company. He joined the public sector as a civil servant working at the UK Ministry of Defence. There, he led one of the major reviews of procurement processes. Moving from the MoD back to the private sector, his career in Thales spanned a variety of increasingly senior operational and corporate positions, heading various business units and as Vice President, Group Business Development in the Paris headquarters. Airbus is a significant employer in Wales. Paul Kahn’s experience will lend considerable prowess to his insights on the significance of the European Union.