Founder of CIVITAS

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Paul Smith is a serial entrepreneur and writer. He has founded several companies in various industries, from boat manufacturing to innovation consulting. Paul Smith is the founder of Civitas, a private network for high-growth businesses in South Africa. He has a BCom from Rhodes University and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Pretoria.

We spoke to Paul about:

  • what inspires him to do what he does,
  • how Civitas differ from organisations like YPO,
  • what makes him feel on top of the world,
  • the major challenges that he has faced in his career,
  • how he copes when things get out of control,
  • most inspirational books & quotes,
  • his next mountains to climb, and
  • many more.