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Diana David

Based in Hong Kong

  • Corporate Entrepreneur
  • Futurist of Work
  • Future Boards
  • Corporate Entrepreneur
  • Futurist of Work
  • Future Boards

Diana DAVID is a strategist, innovator and entrepreneur. She spent the past decade as part of the Financial Times’ senior management group, reporting to the board and in charge of developing and delivering the FT’s global strategy. She is also on the boards of, Davinci Labs, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and Teach4HK. Previously, she was the past elected Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Society of Publishers Asia.

Diana is a member of the Women Corporate Directors and The Women’s Foundation and past recipient of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award as well as a Luce Foundation Scholar. Diana has an MBA from Columbia University and a Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma.

Diana brings over twenty years of international experience in business strategy, investment, turnarounds and talent development across the US, Europe and Asia. Early in her career, she worked on high level strategy as a management consultant and began her career as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates in New York.

She launched the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma in Asia. Developed with Pearson, this is the first global post-graduate course specifically focused on training independent non-executive directors in the skills necessary to make a positive impact on board effectiveness and governance.

Diana has entrepreneurial DNA with broad experience across start ups, private equity and consulting.

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation: How Companies Approach Innovating for the Future
  • The Future of Work: How Technology, Demographics and Globalisation are Shifting our Approach to Work
    • Li & Fung, a global sourcing and retail company based in Hong Kong is on a drive to innovate. Their innovation lab, The Workshop, hosted a talk on The Future of Work for staff and external clients. Some key themes included:
      • Key drivers of change and how they affected individuals, managers, companies and communities
      • Key learning from other innovation success stories and opportunities to discuss among the group
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship: Finding Your Competitive Edge
    • Alongside a brand change to “The Entrepreneur’s Bank”, Credit Suisse wanted to hold a discussion for staff to discuss how to embrace entrepreneurship internally, break down silos and engage with their entrepreneurial clients. Some key themes included:
      • Corporate entrepreneurship: how do you become a “corporate entrepreneur”? How did you find your role and take ownership of your business and also your own career?
      • How can you figure out how your skill set can be best applied and in what role?
  • Boardroom Behavior: Keys to Success for Board Directors
  • The Future of Education: How Technology, Demographics and Globalisation are Shifting our Approach to Education
  • EdTech: Technology Breakthroughs and Trends in for Lifelong Learning


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