Paul J. Ostling is a seasoned executive with a reputation for high energy and integrity. Trained originally as a lawyer, he achieved the highest levels of achievement as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms. During his career with EY, he served as an attorney handling complex SEC, regulatory, forensics, special investigations and M&A matters. Paul then led all human capital matters from recruitment to training, to rewards and retention, as Vice Chairman-Human Resources. Paul was one of the architects of EY’s risk management strategies and professional indemnity insurance program, including the formation of its captive insurance company and acting as its president. Paul was one of the architects of EY’s businesses in Russia and Eastern Europe and, ultimately, as the Global Executive Partner and Global COO, the developer of E&Y’s unifying global governance structure (“one firm, worldwide, providing seamless, highest quality professional services”) and rewards system.
Paul currently serves as Chairman of JKX Oil & Gas PLC – JKX.co.uk; Chairman of the Audit and Remunerations Committee of Urakali – URALKALI.com; Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of MOEX Group NSD – the Russia National Settlement Depository MOEX.com; Chairman and Founder of PSINOS Inc (an incubator of high tech startups focused around cybersecurity, encryption, anomaly detection, enhancement, data capture) – PSINOS.com; Chairman of qVortex Technologies Inc – qVortex.com; a provider of advanced compression, encryption and FEC products. Paul was a member of the team (Director and chairman of the audit and remunerations commmittes) that developed DataLogix and sold it to Oracle.
Paul is a Member of the Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding (“BCIU”) – BCIU.org; a US NGO founded under President Eisenhower. Paul also serves as President of the Transatlantic Council, Boy Scouts of America. TAC is the American Boy Scouts organization providing programs and leadership to all Boy Scouts located in Troops in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
Paul also serves on the Dean’s Planning Council of Fordham University School of Law
Paul is a member of the American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and numerous federal Jurisdictions.
Paul graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law; was the managing editor of the Fordham Law Review and received a BS in Mathematics and Philosophy from Fordham University.
Paul was also an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.