David served government agencies (National Productivity Board and Bank Negara’s ICLIF), MNCs (GE and J&J) and an Indonesian family-owned conglomerate (SinarMas Group). Before he retired, David was the Chief Talent Officer of SinarMas Group – a USD20 billion dollar - and CHRO of Golden Agri – a USD6 billion business with a global footprint that stretches across four continents. David was also a founding member of GE’s Learning Board, served as J&J Global Chief Learning Officer and consulted organizations including Garuda Airlines, Samsung, Wipro and Bank Negara.
David completed his honours at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and received professional certificates from INSEAD, Ross School of Business and Sloan Business School. He has co-authored, served in an editorial capacity and made speaking engagements including at the 2012 American Society for Training and Development in Denver, Colorado.