Paul Bernard is the Director of Worldwide Corporate Development of the Alexa Fund at Amazon. There he leads Amazon’s first dedicated venturing initiative the Alexa Fund. The Fund’s goal is to grow the ecosystem around Alexa. Additionally, as the Director of Worldwide Corporate Development Paul leads inorganic growth initiatives for Kindle and Digital Services.

Prior to his time at Amazon, Paul spent 10 years at Nokia holding Director and Vice President level positions overseeing departments including mergers and acquisitions, mobile payments, and business development. Some of the projects he worked on during his time there included leading the global team responsible for Nokia’s business development portfolio across all Nokia’s devices, develop strategies for the inorganic growth agenda, and developing and implementing Nokia’s mobile payment strategy. Before working at Nokia, Paul was an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sach’s and an Associate Lawyer at Blake, Cassels, and Graydon.

Paul has an LLB in Law from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Management from the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University.