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His Excellency

Ambassador Paul Andrew Gomez

H.E. Paul Andrew Gomez was appointed Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China on December 15, 2015 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, and assumed responsibilities at the Embassy in Beijing on January 23, 2016. He presented his credentials to Chinese President His Excellency, Xi Jinping on February 29, 2016.

He was born in Nassau, The Bahamas on March 21, 1958, and is the second of six children to Patrick and Jeanie Gomez.  He is a widower (the late Cheryll K. Gomez) and father of two, Paul Andrew Gomez II (married to Naeemah Rosa Fubler) and Dr. Adrienne Gomez-Lucas (married to Dr. Charles Lucas); he is also the proud grandfather of Paul Andrew Gomez III.

Ambassador Gomez is a 1974 and 1975 graduate of St. Augustine's College and Queen's College, respectively. Thereafter, he was employed by The Bahamas Government Public Treasury until August 1977, when he entered University. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in December 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He has worked in both the Downtown Los Angeles and Nassau offices of the Global Accounting Firm that is now KPMG, and he is a California professionally qualified Certified Public Accountant ("CPA"). 

In January 1990 at the age of 31, Ambassador Gomez founded Gomez & Co., Chartered Accountants, which later became Gomez & Gomez with his brother Craig Tony Gomez. In 2001 the Firm changed its name to Grant Thornton Bahamas, the Bahamas Member Firm of Grant Thornton, the world's seventh largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting professional services member firms.

Ambassador Gomez has served as the Firm’s Managing Partner since that time up to December 15, 2015 when he was appointed Ambassador to China, and he has considerable experience providing financial advice to corporations and to individuals, auditing financial services entities and performing business restructurings and liquidations, notably, in recent years, serving as liquidator of HSBC Bank (Bahamas) Limited and Hang Seng Bank (Bahamas) Limited, respectively. 

Ambassador Gomez is a Chartered Accountant, a Member of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (“BICA”), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb), London, and a Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, United States & Canada. He also serves as a Justice of the Peace, a Trustee of the Bahamas-China Friendship Association ("BCFA") and a Member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity ("the Boule").

A natural entrepreneur who believes in being socially responsible, he has over the years established several corporate structures and has served on several corporate boards, including the boards of Bahamas Electricity Corporation ("BEC") and The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, respectively.