Korn Ferry
Paul Vella

Paul Vella

Senior Principal


Mr. Vella is a senior Business Psychologist and Executive Coach, with over 13 years strategic human capital consulting and coaching experience within the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He has worked up to board level with expertise in Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Leadership Assessment, Executive Coaching, Succession Management, top team and Organizational effectiveness.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Vella was a senior consultant at a leading international talent consultancy, with responsibility for heading leadership development and assessment globally.

Mr. Vella’s additional prior experience includes heading the UK division of an international psychometric test publishing and consultancy business and prior to that, he consulted within a leading internatioanl HR consultancy practice. Earlier in his career, he also headed a regional government department.

Mr. Vella’s focus and experience has been on assessing and developing business leaders and functional heads, up to C-Suite level, across a range of Industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer, Engineering, Telco, Media and Professional Services. Mr. Vella’s core purpose and passion is to enable leaders to reach their full potential in order to positively impact the organisations they serve and the teams and communities around them. Paul combines hard psychology research, a commercial focus and an empathic relationship orientation to work in partnership with his clients to identify and achieve goals that significantly impact their performance and leave a lasting legacy.

He is a certified and registered Occupational Test User: Ability and Personality, a member of the British Psychological Society and ASTD certified in Coaching, Talent Management and Career Development. He is also a regular conference speaker, facilitator and media contributor.

Mr. Vella holds a MSc in Occupational Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Psychology.