Paul Kent

, KPMG Services Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Profile / Bio: 

Paul is an economist with over 18 years of experience in Australia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has previously worked as an economist with the Australian Government and also been based in Beijing between 2000 and 2004 and Hong Kong, China from 2008 to 2012. He is currently based in Singapore since 2013 where he leads KPMG Singapore’s Economic and Regulation practice, a team of economic, policy, and regulatory professionals. He has a strong analytical background and specializes in providing strategic economic advice to guide policy, planning, and decision-making both within Government and the Private Sector. He has worked extensively within the urban setting advising on economic development, major infrastructure projects, productivity and innovation, policy and regulatory instruments, fiscal incentives, governance, and institutional frameworks.

Increasingly this work has been in the context of Smart City Development and the use of Data and Analytics to enhance city planning and drive competitiveness. He has also led assessments to derive GDP contributions, and FDI in ows for national economies, the economic costs of national payments systems, and the impact of Free Trade Agreements. Paul has Bachelor's degree in Economics and Science, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia 


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Developing a blockchain-based land registry system for Fiji 04 December 2018 Slides Urban Development
Building Smarter Cities 27 June 2017 Slides Climate Change, Governance and Public Sector Management, Urban Development