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David Risser

Managing Director – Board & Governance


David is the Managing Director of the Board & Governance practice of Morrow Sodali (formerly Nestor Advisors, the Morrow Sodali company focusing on governance, board effectiveness and organizational design). David has been advising with Nestor Advisors since 2003 and is their UN Global Compact ambassador. He has gained extensive ESG experience in developed and emerging markets, performing governance and board effectiveness reviews, policy advice and research for banks, listed and/or family-controlled companies, private equity firms, state-owned companies, governments, central banks, international organizations and market supervisors.

David regularly lectures at the London Stock Exchange and various Institutes of Directors and he is a member of the OECD MENA Corporate Governance Working Group.

Before joining Nestor Advisors in 2003, David established and managed the Economic Studies Department of RSM Salustro Reydel (now KPMG) for the CEE region.

David was a board member of private companies and trustee for an international not-for-profit organization.

David holds a -graduate diploma in Banking, Finance and International Economics, with Honors magna cum laude from EM Lyon and University Lumière of Lyon. He holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors and from the London Business School on managing companies of the future.

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