In his capacity as President and CEO of Cordiant, David Creighton oversees the management of the firm's private equity and loan funds. As Chairman of the Management Committee and member of the Investment Committee of Cordiant, he has been directly involved with the analysis and approval of over 160 private sector investments in more than 55 emerging countries. With $2.4 billion in subscriptions, Cordiant manages five private equity and debt funds, and was most recently mandated to manage the G20-led $1 billion emerging market infrastructure fund announced at the annual meeting of the World Bank Group held in October canadian pharmacy .
Over the course of his 25 year career, Mr. Creighton has accumulated extensive experience in the field of international capital markets, initially in Toronto with Richardson Greenshields, in the area of International Money Markets, and later with Burns Fry in New York.
He spent 13 years in London, England, as Vice President and Director for the merged firm of BMO Nesbitt Burns, where he managed and developed the international fixed income sales team. During this tenure, he expanded the institutional European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian businesses. Under his direction, offices were opened in Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. Mr. Creighton has had extensive dealings in fund management, financial engineering, derivatives and securitisations. In 1999, Mr. Creighton returned to Montreal to coordinate the launch of Cordiant's first fund.
Mr. Creighton's directorships include Cordiant and AC Water Canada. He is Chairman of the Canada/South Africa Chamber and he is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the BCS Foundation. In addition to being a member of the Securities Institute in the United Kingdom and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, he is also a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He has been a contributor and fundraiser with a number of local and international causes and he has traveled extensively around the world.
Mr. Creighton guest lectures at McGill University and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the media on matters relating to the Emerging Markets.
Mr. Creighton is an honours graduate from the University of Guelph, where he studied Agricultural Economics, and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D, November 2007).