Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer
David was appointed Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer in January 2022. He is responsible for formulating abrdn’s strategy as well as for corporate development activities, which include mergers, acquisitions and corporate disposals.
David joined our business in February 2021 as Corporate Development Director. He has many years of international experience in mergers and acquisitions and in finance, as well as leading and growing financial services businesses in Asia Pacific and Europe. In his time at abrdn, David has led work to strengthen our business model through the acquisitions of Finimize and interactive investor.
David joined abrdn from Citigroup, where he gained considerable expertise in a number of leadership roles – including as Head of Corporate M&A in Asia Pacific, as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Retail Banking in Australia, and latterly as Managing Director of the consumer banking business in Poland. He also has investment banking experience from previous roles with Merrill Lynch in Asia Pacific.