Paul Bell serves as president, Public, for Dell. In this role, he leads the team that helps government, education and healthcare organizations make full use of information technology to achieve their missions of improving lives around the world. As a stand-alone business, Dell’s Public Sector business unit would rank among the Fortune 200.
Mr. Bell has been with Dell for more than 13 years and has deep insights into all of the company’s segments. He ran Dell’s Worldwide Home & Small Business Group before relocating to the United Kingdom where he managed Dell’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business. After seven years in Europe, he returned to the United States to manage Dell’s commercial business in North and South America.
Born in North Africa, Mr. Bell worked with the Peace Corps early in his career, helping to develop and modernize the fishing industry in Tunisia to create jobs and bring more opportunities into the country. His current leadership role in the Global Public Sector is complemented by his broad international experience and long-standing personal passion for public service.
Mr. Bell is currently the executive sponsor and chairman of Dell’s Global Giving Council, an organization that seeks out and supports philanthropic programs including Dell YouthConnect, which helps connect children to the digital world.
Mr. Bell earned bachelor's degrees in fine arts and business administration from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in business administration from the Yale School of Organization and Management.
He is an instrument-rated pilot, and enjoys traveling with his wife, Maryann, and three children.