Paul Levy was CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from 2002 to 2011. Previously he was Professor of Urban Studies at MIT, where he was actively involved in the restructuring of the electric power and telecommunications industries. Levy has also been Chairman of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, where he managed the $4 billion cleanup of Boston Harbor. He is the author of Goal Play!: Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field, CreateSpace, 2012.
He is currently Senior Adviser at Lax Sebenius LLC, a negotiation consultancy firm. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and an Honorary Professor with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.