Richard Chandler Corporation Appoints David Walker Group CEO

Jan 07, 2013, 10:00 ET from Richard Chandler Corporation

SINGAPORE, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Richard Chandler Corporation (RCC) today appointed Mr David Walker, CFA, as Group Chief Executive Officer, with oversight of the company and its businesses and investments in the energy and environment, consumer, financial services, and healthcare sectors. Mr Walker, 50, has a distinguished career in international business, consulting, and investment banking.

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Mr Walker is RCC's first Group CEO. His appointment follows a reorganisation in late 2012, which saw all businesses and investments consolidated into the four industry groups.

Mr Richard F. Chandler, Chairman of RCC, said: "David brings solid business experience and a track record of integrity and success in all he has done. He has worked closely with us on a number of matters over the past year and in every case I have been impressed by his business and leadership skills and his judgment. He is ideally suited to lead the company in building and investing in great companies around the world."

Mr Walker said: "The Richard Chandler Corporation is a business group with exceptional vision and ambitious goals. It is founded on strong ethical principles and a passion for building great companies which foster sustainable prosperity in the communities and countries in which they operate. We have a group of excellent businesses and significant capital to invest in global opportunities. I am excited by the possibilities, and to be joining Mr Chandler and his team of professionals."

David Walker: Biographical background

David Walker has over 25 years of professional advisory and investment banking experience in forestry, energy, and other industries, focused on strategy consulting, M&A advisory and financial structuring.

In 2010, he founded his own strategic and M&A advisory, Kauri Capital. Before establishing the firm, David was head of global forestry, pulp, paper and packaging advisory at Macquarie Capital and prior to that President and CEO of Poyry in Asia-Pacific, and CEO of Poyry Consulting, the world's leading forest products industry consulting and engineering firm.

In these roles, he has led many engagements for industry and financial clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America.

Mr Walker is a New Zealand citizen and has been based in Singapore since 1996. Before moving to Asia, he was based in Finland for 11 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with Honours (BCA (Hons) 1984) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in Accounting and Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (1990).

About the Richard Chandler Corporation

The Richard Chandler Corporation is an international business group founded by New Zealand-born entrepreneur Richard F. Chandler. The Richard Chandler Corporation builds and operates businesses in the energy and environment, consumer, financial services, and healthcare sectors, with operations in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. The Corporation's vision of Building Great Companies and Great Nations reflects its belief in the power of business to drive national prosperity. In all its work, the Corporation places a special emphasis on good corporate governance as a crucial element of business sustainability and increasing stakeholder value.

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