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David Tang

Independent Non-Executive Director | Joined June 2019


David was appointed an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC in June 2019.


David has a 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 to 2010, David held various positions in Nokia, including corporate vice president, chairman of Nokia Telecommunications Ltd and vice chairman of Nokia (China) Investment Co. Ltd.

He went on to become corporate senior vice president and regional president of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Greater China, before joining NGP Capital (Nokia Growth Partners) in Beijing as managing director and partner in 2013, a position he held until retiring in June 2021. David was a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation, a leading Chinese software and internet services company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, until stepping down in April 2023.

External appointments

David joined Kaiyun Motors, an electric vehicle start-up based in China, in June 2021 as Chief Value Officer. He is also a non-executive director of JOYY Inc., a leading live streaming social media platform, listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market.