Highly accomplished, dynamic and experienced cross-border investment professional, with over 19 years’ experience gained in the industry working with large multinationals, leading consultants, multilateral organizations, government investment promotion agencies and academic institutions globally.
Currently, David is Head of FDI and Product Strategy – Tax/Transfer Pricing, FDI & Economic verticals at Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. David initiated the concept and developed the only global database tracking both Greenfield FDI projects and cross-border M&A deals – Orbis Crossborder Investment. This unique tool is underpinned by Bureau van Dijk’s world-class company information.
Prior to that, David was Senior Vice President at Conway Data Inc., responsible for all their international businesses.
From 2000 – 2014, David was the Publisher of fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group) before becoming Business Development Director in OCO Consulting Ltd and then fDi Intelligence (Financial Times group). His main areas of expertise are on corporate globalization trends and comparisons of location competitiveness and how governments and corporations can use data to inform their FDI activities as well as how they can market their locations to attract FDI.
David is regularly invited to participate at international FDI events as a moderator, panelist and as a trainer. He led a 3-day UNCTAD/WAIPA workshop for African IPAs training them on best practices in investment promotion. Most recently, he has presented at the following events: the AIM Congress (Dubai); the IEDC Annual Conference, WAIPA’s Annual Investment Conference; the Global Expansion Summit, the FDI Expo and SIDO.
Published articles include: https://iap.unido.org/articles/impact-covid-19-manufacturing-investments