David Syed - Chairman (as of 12.20.18)

As a Senior Partner and Head of the Sovereign practice at Dentons, David Syed has been able to use his extensive experience as a partner at an international law firm, where he represents governments, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises on a wide range of issues, including energy, mining, transportation, infrastructure and telecommunications. This combined with his significant global knowledge having worked in EMEA, Asia, and Latin America, allows him to offer advice and assist with the development of the Positive Planet’s worldwide activities. A keen supporter of humanitarian and cultural programs, he is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Indego Africa, a NGO that supports women through economic empowerment and education and a member of the UK Board of Trustees for Festival d’Aix en Provence. In 2010, David was admitted to the National Order of the Legion of Honor in France (the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits), and more recently was appointed Officer of the Malagasy National Order in recognition of his services to the country.