David Fergusson is the Senior Managing Director - Group Head of M&A for Generational Equity, Chairman of The M&A Advisor and a Director of Wisekey International.
Most recently he was CEO and President of The M&A Advisor, where he led global think tank services: market intelligence publishing, media, event and consulting, for the firm’s constituency of over 350,000 finance industry professionals from their offices in New York and London.
Mr. Fergusson engages regularly with leading stalwarts in the finance industry, media, and government. He is a respected speaker on the subjects of financial services and corporate innovation at prominent educational institutions including Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, MIT and Cornell; and leadership assemblies including the World Economic Forum at Davos, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; a frequent contributor to major media organizations including CNBC – US, Europe, and Arabia, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and is the editor of 5 annual editions of “The Best Practices of The Best Dealmakers” series with a readership of more than 500,000 in over 60 countries. He is the co-creator and Editor At Large of “Out In Front”, a multi-media content hub for M&A professionals.
Prior to joining The M&A Advisor in 2010, he conducted over 25 acquisitions as an investor and was credited with executing some of the country’s top consolidations in transportation and recreational services. Mr. Fergusson is a Founding Member of the City of London’s Guild of Entrepreneurs, a member of British American Business and the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). As an advocate for the advancement of the finance industry, in 2013 Mr. Fergusson led the formation of the global Emerging Leaders program. A pioneer in cross border mergers and acquisitions between the United States and China, he was recognized with the 2017 M&A Leadership Award from the China Mergers & Acquisitions Association and is Co-Chairman of the Asia Pacific M&A Council.
With Swiss technology pioneer, Carlos Moreira, he is the author of the book and forthcoming broadcast series - “The transHuman Code”. Recipient of the 2015 Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award for his work in youth leadership development, Mr. Fergusson is the Vice Chairman of Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY), the world’s largest social leadership foundation for high school students. Mr. Fergusson is a graduate of Kings College School and The University of Guelph.