David Finlayson

Principal of Segovia Financial Services Pte. Ltd.

David Finlayson- Member of the Business Council for Emerging Markets, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and Venture Capital


David Finlayson is a seasoned professional in the financial services industry, currently serving as the Principal at Segovia Financial Services Pte. Ltd., a corporate service provider licensed in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. With a focus on Emerging Markets, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and Venture Capital, David brings over two decades of expertise in facilitating international expansion, market entry, and cross-border transactions for corporations worldwide.

David's journey in the financial sector began with his qualification as a Professional Accountant (ACCA), which laid the foundation for his subsequent career trajectory. His professional journey led him to the British Virgin Islands in 1998, where he immersed himself in the offshore corporate and trust industry, gaining invaluable experience and insights.

Throughout his career, David has spearheaded numerous pivotal projects, including the setup and ongoing administration of a Real Estate Investment Trust listed on the Thai stock exchange. This venture, which invested in commercial hospitality assets, stands as a testament to David's capability in navigating complex financial landscapes and delivering results that exceed expectations.

A hallmark of David's approach is his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service across all projects. His dedication to professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail has earned him the trust and respect of clients and colleagues alike.

As the financial services industry continues to evolve, David remains at the forefront, adeptly navigating the challenges posed by political uncertainty and embracing the opportunities presented by globalization and technological advancements. He envisions a future where the industry becomes increasingly tech-driven, with innovations such as AI playing a pivotal role in shaping its trajectory.

Drawing from his wealth of experience, David offers invaluable advice to aspiring professionals entering the industry: prioritize diligence, thorough research, and unwavering professionalism. He emphasizes the importance of perseverance and integrity, noting that there are no shortcuts to success.

Outside of his professional endeavors, David is an avid sports enthusiast and a passionate drummer, finding balance and inspiration in his hobbies beyond the boardroom. Through his multifaceted pursuits, David epitomizes a holistic approach to both professional and personal fulfillment, setting a shining example for industry peers and aspiring professionals alike.