David Charters, a former diplomat turned investment banker, venture capitalist, author and businessman, has joined Deheza’s Advisory Board, to which he will contribute and guide the business using his extensive industry experience and wide business network.
David Charters was a director of SG Warburg Securities and a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and his equity capital raising experience covers companies from virtually every sector and more than fifty countries. He has subsequently held a number of non-executive and advisory board roles mostly in finance and technology, with a particular emphasis on both cyber and physical security. David has invested across a range of sectors, including mining, deep water salvage, software and real estate. He has had numerous voluntary sector roles and was co-founder of the Beacon Prize for Philanthropy. He is a trustee of the John Smith Trust, which runs young leader programmes across the former Soviet Union and is a former magistrate. He has published six novels, two collections of short stories and numerous comment pieces, book reviews and articles.
Our CEO, Elizabeth Deheza said, “David has closely followed our growth for a few years, so I am extremely happy to formalise our collaboration and welcome him to our Advisory Board. I am certain that he will continue to add value as the business grows”.
For his part, David Charters said, “The challenge for investors and corporates alike is understanding the objective reality of the areas where they operate. The Deheza network offers unparalleled insight to help them do that”.
Deheza is a London-based strategic intelligence firm focused on Latin America and The Caribbean. We provide on-the-ground intelligence to global decision makers in support of their work on strategy, government relations, corporate affairs, competitor behaviour, reputation and corruption risk.
Incorporated in 2014, we have delivered over 150 engagements successfully in 16 countries across Latin America, including all major economies. We gather, qualify and distil human source intelligence from an unrivalled network of in-country industry specialists into a digestible form that provides our clients with the clarity they need to make the most informed decisions.