Director of fDi Intelligence, the Financial Times Ltd
"David has over 12 years experience in foreign direct investment and has worked with IPAs and MNCs from over 30 countries.
was Publisher of fDi Magazine
, the leading publication on globalization which was launched in 2001.
then became Business Development Director in OCO Consulting Ltd
and subsequently in fDi Intelligence.
As Business Development Director, David has overseen the development of two market-leading databases, fDi Markets and fDi Benchmark, which are now used by over 150 governments around the world.
Markets is the world's leading FDI database, while fDi Benchmark is the most comprehensive location benchmarking database.
Uniquely, both databases cover both the national and sub-national levels of analysis.
is also regularly invited to participate at international FDI events.
led a 3-day UNCTAD/WAIPA workshop for African investment promotion agencies training them on best practices in investment promotion.
More recently, David
presented at a WAIPA Regional Workshop in Dubai "Solving the Puzzle of Rankings, Indexes and Reports on Business Climate and FDI
David's 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.
Drawing on his experience as Publisher, David also has a strong knowledge of how locations can market their location for FDI."