David Christian is the co-founder of Dede Investment Ltd, an investment company with a significant real estate development track record in Tanzania. David is also a co-founder of Haradali Capital Ltd a private investment fund that invests in the East African Capital Markets and Cornerstone Partners Ltd licensed fund management and financial advisory entity, both operating in Tanzania.
His working career spans more than 30 years as a Junior Auditor in Assurance Services with Coopers and Lybrand Tanzania, as a Plant Engineer with IPP Ltd in Tanzania, as a Banker in Project Finance with CRDB Bank in Tanzania, as an Intern Researcher with the Agility Forum at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania USA, as a Researcher and Consultant with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in Tanzania, in Management Consulting and Advisory Services as an Associate Director with KPMG Tanzania and for fifteen years as the General Manager and Executive Director of Inspection and Controls Services, in Tanzania and Ghana.
David is an accomplished and experienced Business Leader, Entrepreneur and Company Director with a successful track record of working in the Management Consulting, Business to Government (B2G) Services, Real Estate Development, Fund Management, Project Finance and SME Financing Industries. David is skilled in Strategic Planning, Startup Project Management, Business Planning, Budgeting, Risk Management, Real Estate Development, and Entrepreneurship.
He is a holder of an MBA in Finance from Lehigh University in the USA, and a B.Sc. (Honors) in Process and Chemical Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania. In addition, he is a Certified Project Manager (PRINCE2) and a Certified Risk Manager (MoR).
David is married with three children, his hobbies and interests include collecting modern African Art, Jazz Music, Photography, Gardening, teaching financial literacy and mentoring young entrepreneurs.