David Smith

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Qualifications & Institution
BSc, Birmingham University

David Smith is an Associate of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, where he is an authority on mergers and acquisitions and corporate investment decision making. He is an investment adviser to a major media corporation and acts as consultant to a number of top FT100 industrial and commercial clients. Previously, he was a director of MDA, a management development and education consultancy, and headed their corporate finance division.

Before that, he worked with the Shell group as a senior manager having responsibility for advising on all significant mergers and acquisitions undertaken within the group on a worldwide basis. Based both overseas and in the UK, he also developed extensive practical experience of evaluating major investment decisions.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and holds a BSc in Physics from Birmingham University.