Senior Advisor, EMPEA
David has accumulated over 30 years experience in international capital markets in a career that has taken him from New York to London and throughout Asia. Returning to his native Montreal in 1999, David co-founded Cordiant, a unique fund manager specialising in emerging market, private credit investments. As Chairman of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee, David has been directly involved in the analysis and approval of nearly 200 investments in more than 55 emerging countries.
David is a director of Windlough Enterprises and a member of the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Advisory Board. He is Chairman of EMPEA’s Private Credit Council and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the BCS Foundation. He is past Chairman of the Canada/South Africa Chamber. He has been registered with the Securities Institute in the United Kingdom and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, and he is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He has been a contributor to and fundraiser for a number of local and international causes and he has travelled extensively around the world.
David is an honours graduate from the University of Guelph, where he studied Agricultural Economics, and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D, November 2007). He guest lectures at McGill University and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the media on matters relating to emerging markets.