David East
Head of Economic Products, Bureau van Dijk

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David is the Head of FDI & Economic Products at Bureau van Dijk, the world’s leading provider of private company data.

David’s former roles prior to Bureau van Dijk include: Senior Vice President at Conway Data Inc; Business Development Director at fDi Intelligence (part of the Financial Times group); and Publisher of fDi Magazine (now part of fDi Intelligence). During his time with fDi Intelligence, he oversaw the development of two market-leading cross-border investment databases, growing revenues by over 600% in just under 7 years. David founded Crossborder Intelligence in August 2015 –a unique advisory firm aimed at supporting organisations engaged in the business of globalisation. David received a BSc Joint Honours from Kingston university in 1999. His 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.

David has been a regular speaker and moderator at the Annual Investment Meeting over the past 5 years and has spoken at a number of high-level FDI events globally.

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