Paul Cossart-Miles is the Executive Director for The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) in Toronto.
Prior to this, he worked as a management consultant specializing in helping companies drive profitability through accelerated revenue and productivity growth, focusing on consumer products, tourism services, hospitality and retail sectors, in both North American and European markets.
From 1988 to 2000, he held a variety of senior marketing and sales management positions of increasing responsibility for The Coca-Cola Company in the Iberian Division, reaching Country Manager for Portugal. From 2000 to 2004, he was Chief Executive Office and board director for Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira (ECM Group) with general management responsibility for the company’s operations in Portugal and Africa.
Paul is a graduate of Bristol University in England and has an MBA from The University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD (France) and is the holder of the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits. Paul is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.