David Craig is the CEO of Refinitiv. He was previously the President of Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business (now Refinitiv).
Prior to this, David founded, and was CEO, of the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business at Thomson Reuters. David first joined Reuters Plc. as Chief Strategy Officer in 2007 and led the integration planning for the Thomson Reuters merger, following the Thomson Corporation acquiring Reuters, and lead the organic and M&A strategy of the combined business.
He is a board member of the Atlantic Council based in Washington, DC and on the Advisory Council of TheCityUK. David is also chair of the CityUK China Markets Advisory FinTech Group, in association with the China Britain Business Council. David recently was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Disruption Innovation Group on digital identities and federated ledgers (Blockchain).
He is the author of several research studies, including The Danger of Divergence: Transatlantic Financial Reform & the G20 Agenda, and most recently How China’s Currency Impacts Global Markets, Foreign Policy, and Transatlantic Financial Regulation. He is a member of the Prince’s Trust Champions and on the Corporate Board of the Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.
Prior to Thomson Reuters David spent seven years as a partner at McKinsey, focusing on technology, media and banking clients. He was previously a systems developer at AMS (American Management Systems), focusing on risk, trading and telecommunications systems.
David has a first class BEng from Bristol University in Electronic Engineering, where he also spent three years training as a pilot with the Royal Air Force. David is a keen sailor, skier and rugby fan, and coaches U11 at Wasps Rugby Club in London.