As Head of Enterprise & Supply Chain Development (ESD) for the Absa Corporate & Investment Bank, David is responsible for defining and implementing the ESD strategy, which looks to leverage corporate partnerships to improve access to finance for suppliers, distributors and retailers in corporate value chains. This strategy has a particular focus on financing Small and Medium sized entities with corporate offtake or distribution agreements while also ensuring the SMEs develop adequate skills to manage and grow their businesses sustainably.
Before his current position, David held various roles in Risk and Finance across the bank. This included Head of Risk and Control for Global Finance and Transactional Banking and Head of Product Control for Africa Markets and Treasury, responsible for the migration of the Absa African markets from vanilla forex based banking books into full trading books covering forex, fixed income, equities and risk management products.
Prior to joining Absa, he worked on the Credit Hybrids Desk at JP Morgan in London. He also has experience in Audit and Consulting from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Academics from the University of the North West in South Africa where he lectured Accounting.
David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a World Bank certification for Banking Executives through the George Washington University. He has recently completed a transformational leadership course through IMD business school in Switzerland.