Following the transaction close on October 1st David became the CEO of Refinitiv, the new name for Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk following the Blackstone partnership and investment alongside Thomson Reuters.
David is passionate about the power of technology, information and innovation to enable “smarter humans with smarter machines” and create a more sustainable, customer-focused and effective financial community. He is an advisor and investor to several FinTech start-ups and a leader on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Digital Disruption Innovation Group on digital identities and federated ledgers (Blockchain) and also sits on the WEF AI and Automation in Financial Services steering committee. David is also a member of the CMAG City UK China advisory group.
Before leading Refinitiv, David was President of the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters starting in 2012. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2007 serving first as Chief Strategy Officer of Thomson Reuters and then starting and running the compliance and risk business. Prior to Thomson Reuters, David was a partner at McKinsey, focusing on technology, media and banking.