David was appointed an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC and an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank in June 2019.
David has deep understanding and experience of emerging technologies in the context of some of our key markets, most notably mainland China.
David has more than 30 years of international and Chinese operational experience in the technology and venture capital industries, covering venture investments, sales, marketing, business development, research & development and manufacturing. From 1989 to 2004 David held a number of senior positions in Apple, Digital Equipment Corp and 3Com based in China and across the Asia Pacific region. From 2004 and 2010 David held various positions in Nokia, including Corporate Senior Vice President, Chairman of Nokia Telecommunications Ltd and Vice Chairman of Nokia (China) Investment Co. Ltd. He went on to become Senior Vice President, Regional President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Greater China, before joining NGP (Nokia Growth Partners) as Managing Director and Partner in 2013.
David is Managing Director and Partner of NGP in Beijing, managing investments in a range of technology start-up and emerging technology companies. Since 2013 David has also been a non-executive director of YY Inc, the Chinese live streaming social media platform, listed on the Nasdaq, and Kingsoft Corporation, a leading Chinese software and internet services company, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.