David Walker has more than 25 years’ professional experience of advising on acquisition and investment opportunities in a range of sectors worldwide. He has worked for global companies and built up a strong network of business relationships in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North and South America. He possesses excellent financial, problem-solving and relationship building skills, in addition to strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
In 2013, he joined the Chandler Corporation as Chief Executive Officer. Founded by Mr. Richard Chandler, the Chandler Corporation, based in Singapore, is a business group which invests in energy and environment, consumer, financial services and healthcare businesses and believes that well governed companies create social value and drive national prosperity. Prior to joining Chandler Corporation, Mr. Walker founded Kauri Capital, an independent firm that offers advisory services to forest products and energy companies, owners, investors and financiers. He was also previously managing director of Macquarie Capital (2007–2010), a leading investment banking organisation, providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raising, and direct investment services. He was responsible for leading a team of professionals in Singapore, Melbourne, Stockholm and New York, focusing on cross-border transactions, particularly Asia–Australia and North America/Europe–Asia. David Walker has also worked for 18 years with the Pöyry Group/Pöyry Consulting (1989–2007), as head of Global Consulting and as President of their Asia-Pacific business.
He is a graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington (Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with Honours, 1985), where he majored in Finance and Accounting. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, 1990) and a member of the Singapore and International Society of Financial Analysts.
David Walker is a citizen of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and a permanent resident of Singapore. He is married with two children. He is bilingual: English and Finnish.