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David Eldon

Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre; Special Adviser to the Korea National Competitiveness Committee

David is one of the most respected bankers in Asia and the Middle East.  He retired from the HSBC Group in 2005 after a distinguished career.

Whilst specialising in Asia and the Middle East, David brings his experience to bear on the topics of global finance and economics as well as financial regulation. Starting his banking career in London, in 1968 David transferred to  HSBC operations in the Middle East and Malaysia for the (then) British Bank of the Middle East followed by The Saudi… 

David is one of the most respected bankers in Asia and the Middle East.  He retired from the HSBC Group in 2005 after a distinguished career.

Whilst specialising in Asia and the Middle East, David brings his experience to bear on the topics of global finance and economics as well as financial regulation. Starting his banking career in London, in 1968 David transferred to  HSBC operations in the Middle East and Malaysia for the (then) British Bank of the Middle East followed by The Saudi British Bank.

He became General Manager in The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's International department in 1992.  David was made an Executive Director of the Bank in 1994, Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and Chairman in 1999.  In 1996 David also became Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, a member of the HSBC Group, and was appointed a director of HSBC Holdings plc in 1999.  Having retired from HSBC, David now holds several advisory positions including Senior Adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited.

In 2005, David was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contribution to banking and awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul in recognition of his work for the city as well as receiving the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award.

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