David Suratgar


David is an international lawyer and banker with more than 30 years of infrastructure investment and finance experience. As well, he is Chairman of MediCapital Bank plc and of Fortune Funds Ltd. and a member of the Board of Directors of Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur, Global Alumina Inc., DiscoveryTel Inc. and of Taylor-DeJongh Inc.

He also serves as an advisor to the leading water consulting engineering firm CH2M Hill. David is on the advisory board or as a trustee of the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University and of George Washington University. David is Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) and previously was a board member of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). He is a member of the board of the Major Projects Association in London and is a senior research fellow and member of the Advisory Council of International Law Institute of Washington, DC.

David was formerly a senior lawyer at the World Bank and served as special legal advisor to the European Investment Bank, the Bank of England and to the European Commission.  He served as Director and Deputy Chairman of Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell International and as a member of the Advisory Board of Pictet et Cie’s Water and Environmental Fund. David served on the Council of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) from 1996 to 2006.

David holds an MA (Law) from Oxford University, a Master of International Affairs in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University, and has completed the AMP – Corporate Finance at Harvard Business School and a certificate from the Hague Academy of International Law.