David Smith

David Smith
David Smith

David Smith is the General Manager Project Finance, Syndication & Real Estate at Alinma Bank.

David has achieved over 17 years of experience in the KSA and GCC markets. He is a financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing, and financial management. David also has significant experience in originating and executing project/ structured finance advisory and debt negotiating mandates.

Previously working for the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, a government organization responsible for the development of industrial growth/activity activity in the KSA through financial funding. His primary responsibilities included due diligence, financial appraisal, and recommendation of financial support of International joint ventures in the Kingdom in sectors covering Petrochemical, Pharmaceuticals, Steel, Recycling and consumables.

David was also responsible for evaluating and developing SIDF’s core sectoral lending policies. David has an Extensive Emerging market experience through projects in Saudi Arabia, the wider GCC, and Europe and significant experience in corporate reconstructions and insolvency in Europe. He also has direct experience with financial consulting and ventures capital. David’s interest is in early-stage startups as well as companies ‘on the bubble’.
His specialties and expertise include Project Finance – Structured Finance – Syndications – Real Estate – Debt Restructuring – Shariah Compliant (Islamic) Finance – Emerging Markets – MENA – GCC – Saudi Arabia.

This FiNext Awards & Conference is to be held on the 26th and 27th of February at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. This is the much-awaited conference of the year as it brings together and celebrates the excellence of companies and people in the FinTech sector. Fin-Tech industry needed space for the smartest, innovative, inventive and ambitious people to connect and create, consequently FiNext Awards and Conference were started as a dedicated platform to serve the needs of the Fin-Tech industry in terms of interaction, innovation,
networking and showcasing of the talent.

Two days of celebration of people who have put their lives in innovating, transforming the way how people transact through technology. FiNext Awards acknowledge people who are bringing the future of finance through their persistent efforts.

The conference strives to build a platform for startups, SMEs, key decision-makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and garner meaningful alliances.

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