Chairman, Shimoda Capital Partners and Shimoda Group
David Mapley has spent 35 years working in the Financial Markets in New York, Hong Kong, London,
Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and SWitzerland, initially in Derivatives but eventually heading Capital Markets
trading in Japan before running Capital Markets Sales for Asia from Hong Kong for major
international banks. He co-founded the Shimoda Group in 1993, which has now expanded to cover
North American, European & Asia-Pacific time-zones.
He is the Chief Investment Officer of the Shimoda Russia Renaissance Fund, and formerly CIO of Shimoda Emerging Europe Fund, Business Manager of Shimoda Resources Holdings (US listed) and the Shimoda Alliance Fund. He is/has been an Independent Director of, or Advisor to several other Emerging Markets investment Funds, including the first large Russia/NIS debt fund, Orion Russia/NIS Opportunity Fund launched in 1996. He has also acted as a Director of listed companies in Canada, USA and Australia, predominantly in the Emerging European mining industry. More recently, he is an active investor in the renewable energy sector.
David features regularly as a commentator and writer on the Russia/NIS markets, e.g. on CNBC Europe, CNN Moneyline, Reuters Financial TV, Bloomberg TV, Dukascopy TV and writing for the US-Russia Chamber of Commerce, as well as speaking at international fund conferences.
David's academic background commenced at the London School of Economics as student (B.Sc.(Econ.), M.Sc.) then teacher, at University of Chicago for an M.B.A. in Finance, and later as author of 2 Euromoney Yearbook Chapters on Interest-Rate/ Currency Swaps. He is also an avid rower....