David Demetrius is the founder and President of Emadin and specialises in working with companies to achieve strategic growth. He has considerable experience in the formation and development of companies in a number of European countries, as well as a sound knowledge of the financial, legal and taxation implications of various international corporate structures.
He has over 25 years experience in management of and consultancy to companies (from SMEs to large multinationals) throughout Europe, the United States, Middle East, Australia and Asia. He has worked in a wide variety of industries including Information Technology, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Household Goods and Environmental Management, and in both manufacturing and service sectors.
With a colleague, he founded a group of companies specialising in management support and consultancy services for complex or large programmes and projects, building it to annual sales of over $ 100 million with approximately 500 professional staff by the time he sold his shareholding in the group.
He has worked in many different roles covering general management, business development, finance, marketing and sales and has been heavily involved in many aspects of corporate finance including several significant acquisitions, an MBI, an MBO, preparation for a stock exchange flotation (IPO) and a major merger.
David is a member of the board of directors of several European companies and from 2000 to 2007 was the Chairman for Continental Europe of the Institute of Directors and a member of the governing Council of the Institute in the UK. He is also an honorary member of the European Foundation for Management Development and a member of its Corporate Services Steering Committee.
He has degrees in mathematics and business and is a fully qualified accountant as well as being a fellow of several professional institutes. He is currently completing his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Business Administration.
David speaks good French and Dutch and has a working knowledge of Spanish and German as well as some Italian. He is married with two children and lives in Brussels.