David brings 30+ years of broad industry and international exposure, gained through working and investing in challenging start-ups and in respected MNCs as a finance professional in leadership roles as a Board Director, CFO and as a Consultant. His experience has covered global and regional positions in strong intellectual property environments, based out of Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Sydney. This background gives him a strong basis to work with Investors, Entrepreneurs and Executives, with a focus on funding & valuation, corporate development, financial governance and creating growth for Companies and Individuals, underpinned by a Coached and cross-domain approach to knowledge commercialization.
David’s experience encompasses working with individuals and companies in a variety of industries through MNCs and start-ups. His corporate career at a regional and global level has included diverse industries across Pharmaceuticals, Media, Software, Consumer Products, Investment Banking and the Accounting profession. He has worked in senior roles at Einsights Pte Ltd as an Advisor, designated CFO and investor (www.einsights.com), MiRXES as an Advisor and CFO designate (www.mirxes.com), ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (Board, initial CFO and investor; www.aslanpharma.com), Invida (Menarini), Viacom MTV, MEC (WPP), Bankers Trust and Andersen in addition to various start-ups. He has focussed in particular on the commercialization and management of intellectual property, including ongoing work with Singapore’s A*STAR start-ups via ETPL as a consultant/mentor across BMRC and SERC areas.