Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence
Chris Knight is the Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence. Chris has been working in the field of foreign direct investment and advising governments for over 9 years. Chris is an expert in the benchmarking of locations and previously headed up the fDi Benchmark division of fDi Intelligence. He has been working on benchmarking projects for more than eight years and has worked with some of the largest economic development organisations globally to help them promote themselves to foreign investors and assess their competitiveness for investment.
Chris has worked with over 70 economic development organisations worldwide in all aspects of foreign direct investment including lead generation, event organisation and management, best practice, investment promotion and location benchmarking. Chris has extensive experience working in global markets including Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Middle East.
Chris is viewed as one of the most dynamic speakers on FDI and over the past 6 years has been invited to speak in many events globally on best practice, FDI trends and benchmarking. These events include IEDC, WAIPA, EDCO AIM Congress. Again, these have been global conferences, taking place in such locations as Dubai, Rio, Singapore, Cannes and Barranquilla, to name a few.
Previously Chris worked as a senior analyst for OCO Global in Belfast where he worked with many different projects including economic development strategy and lead generation, with many of the largest investment promotional agencies throughout the world
fDi Intelligence is a specialist division from the Financial Times Ltd established to provide industry leading insight into globalization with a portfolio of world-class products, services and business tools that allow both companies and economic development organizations alike to make informed decisions regarding foreign direct investment and investment attraction. The fDi Intelligence portfolio includes fDi Atlas, fDi Benchmark, fDi Markets, fDi Magazine and fDi Reports.
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Africa is now positioning itself as a major business opportunity for investors, according to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report.
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When the PM travels to the US this week to woo businesses there, one of the key facts that the government will be tomtoming about is the surge in foreign direct investment since Narendra Modi took over and how his personal touch has helped.
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