Management Team

  • Management Team

Group Head of Legal and Compliance

Mr. Paul Shelton


Paul is an experienced veteran with a demonstrated history of working in legal, compliance, banking, non-bank financial services, and related industries.

During his 30 years of legal and compliance practice, he has developed his expertise in Risk Management, AML, Sanctions, KYC, internal investigations, and regulator relationship management.

Before joining BlueOnion, Paul was Head of Compliance and MLRO at First Abu Dhabi Bank’s Hong Kong branch. He was also the APAC Country Regional Director at JPMorgan Chase Bank, overseeing all MLROs and AMLOs and undertaking regulatory management, AML/Sanctions, and risk assessment. Before that, Paul was also the Head of Legal and Compliance at Macquarie in Tokyo and Hong Kong, undertaking responsibilities for all legal and compliance-related activities of the group companies in those jurisdictions. Paul was also made Senior Director and Group Legal Counsel at American Express, taking responsibility for legal and regulatory aspects of the bank’s Asian activities, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

He recently became interested in sustainability matters and has written occasionally for the Taiwan Banker (a Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance publication).

Paul is an Australian citizen and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He later became a law lecturer and tutor for the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.

He has an LL.B. (Hons), a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.

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