Paul Taaffe is Global Chairman & CEO of Hill & Knowlton, a global communications firm. His current clients are primarily international companies engaged in communications across borders or companies facing substantial issues. Some clients include Hewlett Packard, MCI, Deloitte, Beijing Olympics, Medtronic, StatoilHydro and Better Place. Paul was previously president of Hill & Knowlton in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and prior to that, chief executive of Hill & Knowlton UK.