David Hodgkinson is an international finance and investment executive. He started his career as a projects officer with the World Bank Group in Washington DC, with overseas postings in the South & East Asia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. From 1992 to 1997, he was a senior staff member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with responsibility for managing the bank’s private sector investment portfolio. From 1997 to 2004, he headed ADB’s Commercial Co-financing team, with a global remit to structure and arrange financial and investment partnerships with leading international banks and institutional investors.
In 2006, David established Emerald Capital Asia Ltd in Thailand. Emerald specialises in structuring, financing and managing sustainable investments in the Asia-Pacific region. The firm is currently focused on projects in three sectors: Renewable Energy, Clean Fuels and Green Buildings.
In addition to his role at Emerald, David is Special Advisor to the Asean China Investment Fund, a private equity fund operating in South East Asia and China. Previously he served on the boards of H&Q Ventures and Planter’s Bank in the Philippines, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the NIF Daiwa Asia-Pacific Fund (Singapore).
David earned an MBA from the University of Southern California. Additionally, he holds graduate degrees from the George Washington University and the University of Hawaii (where he was an East-West Center Scholar). He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California, earning a degree in Political Economy.