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Business Development Director - f...

Local Address: London, United Kingdom
The Financial Times Limited
1301 Sansome Street
San Francisco, California 94111
United States

Company Description: Financial Times Information - together with US-based sister company, Interactive Data - are leading providers of financial information to global markets. A major...   more
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  • BSc Joint Hons degree , Economic Geography and French
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David East, Associate Publisher, Financial Times Business
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David East
Business Development Director fDi Intelligence
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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 world’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. He 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.
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Business Development Director: David East E-mail: david.east@ft.com Tel: +44 (0) 207 775 6012
OCO Global - The leading authority on foreign direct investment (FDI)
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David East - Director, Business Development
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David East - Director, Business Development
David East joined OCO in November 2007 to lead sales across the Investment Products Division - OCO Monitor and OCO Assess.
Prior to joining OCO, David worked for Financial Times (FT) Business Ltd as a Publisher.Having joined FT Business in August 2000, David went on take over the running of fDi - Foreign Direct Investment Magazine where he played an instrumental role in establishing it as the premier publication for the business of globalisation.His key responsibilities included developing new markets, managing an extensive overseas network of representatives, expanding the fDi franchise (which now includes fdimagazine.com and fdiatlas.com) and ensuring that the fDi business achieved and exceeded it's expected targets . During his time on fDi, David worked with over 200 different government agencies providing them with bespoke advertising/marketing solutions.He has travelled extensively meeting senior Government Ministers, heads of Multi-national corporations, investment promotion agencies/economic development organisations and special economic zones - primarily in Asia, but also in Africa, Middle East, Europe and the US.
Prior to that David was a top sales executive for Sterling PLC where he sold marketing solutions to senior boardroom-level executives.
David holds a BSc Joint Hons degree in Economic Geography and French.
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David East
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David East
Director of fDi Intelligence, the Financial Times Ltd
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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. He was Publisher of fDi Magazine, the leading publication on globalization which was launched in 2001. He 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. fDi 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. David is also regularly invited to participate at international FDI events. He 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."
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