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Paul Abfalter

Paul Abfalter

Head of Global Wholesale & North Asia, TELSTRA

Paul Abfalter has been based in Hong Kong for more than a decade. He leads a sales and business development team accountable for Telstra’s largest international territory, and its wholesale business globally. This includes supporting the world’s largest cloud & content customers.

Paul has played a key leadership role in reigniting and executing Telstra’s global growth strategy through projects including leading the restructure of the Reach joint venture, re-entering India and South East Asia, the transformation and sale of HK mobile carrier CSL, and listing PRC portal Autohome Inc on the NYSE. He was also one of the key leaders on the Pacnet acquisition and fully responsible for integrating Pacnet into Telstra: Pacnet was Telstra’s largest acquisition since 2002.

Paul holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Adelaide, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton.