Business Development Director
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David has over 12 years experience in foreign direct investment and has worked with IPAs and MNCs from over 30 countries.
As Business Development Director of fDi Intelligence, 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.
Indeed, fDi Markets
is the worldâ€™s leading FDI database, while fDi Benchmark is the most comprehensive database for location benchmarking.
Both databases are appreciated for providing sub-national levels of analysis in addition to the easier and more customary national levels.
Prior to fDi Intelligence, David was Business Development Director of OCO Consulting Ltd and Publisher of fDi Magazine, which was launched in 2001.
David is an expert on corporate globalization trends and location competitiveness comparisons and a firm believer in governments and corporations using data to inform their FDI activities.
is regularly invited to participate at international FDI events and has led a 3-day UNCTAD/WAIPA workshop for African investment promotion agencies training them on best practices in investmentpromotion.