David East

Head of FDI & Economic Products
Bureau van Dijk
London, England / Washington, DC, USA

Currently serving as Head of FDI & Economic Products at Bureau van Dijk, David is an experienced cross-border investment professional. He has significant experience in the industry and has worked with large multinationals, leading consultants, multilateral organisations, government investment promotion agencies and academic institutions.

David initiated the development of Orbis Crossborder Investment, the world’s first database that combines the tracking of both Greenfield FDI and cross-border mergers and acquisitions at the company-level. He currently oversees the ongoing development of this Bureau van Dijk product.

In addition, David manages Bureau van Dijk’s suite of products co-published with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) including: EIU CountryData, EIU CityData, EIU World Investment Service, EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts, EIU CountryRisk and EIU Operational Risk.