David Stewart, Chairman of the Board
David Stewart is a financial services professional with more than two decades of global
expertise. He spent 15 years with JPMorgan, twelve in London, most recently as a Managing
Director in the Leverage and Acquisition Finance Team where he specialised in
non-traditional solutions to the financing needs of his clients, such as Xstrata plc and
SABMiller plc, and a further three plus years working at a boutique in New York. His time in
London, together with years spent living and working in Asia, Canada and the US, allows him
to bring a genuine international perspective and contact network to all projects.
David has devoted a substantial portion of his career applying his financial expertise to
environmental activist entities both for-profit and not-for-profit. Much of his recent focus has
been on developing market based funding structures that help to address sustainability
issues, drawing on his expertise in creating tailored financing solutions. He is currently
working on a number of entrepreneurial projects including serving as President of Twenty First
Century Investments, a Canadian-based, exempt market dealer.
Prior to his finance career, David had worked within the non-profit sector at such places as
Greenpeace and the National Committee on US China Relations.
David has an MA in Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a BA (magna cum laude)
from Princeton University in Art History. David is a Canadian citizen and resides in New York
Architecture Group for Smart City Design, Ecological Planning, and Art.