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David Whitaker


David Whitaker is a results-driven professional with a solid background in servicing high-net-worth families. His adaptability and problem-solving skills are evident in how he investigates and executes strategies to achieve client objectives. As a Senior Associate at Huriya Private in Dubai, David provided comprehensive advisory services to HNW/UHNW clients in the GCC region.


His expertise covered a wide range of wealth-related issues, including estate and succession planning, asset management and banking. He played a key role in structuring clients’ asset portfolios, establishing foundations and trusts and sourcing unique investment opportunities like banking licenses and sports franchises. David led a team in executing client instructions efficiently and also providing concierge services that ranged from travel logistics to facilitating high-value asset acquisitions.


Before Huriya Private, David worked as a Financial Analyst at First Derivatives Plc in the UK. Here, he led and delivered complex projects under stringent constraints, showcasing his skills in project finance management, data analytics and regulatory compliance across various international banks. His involvement in critical projects like the LIBOR transition and BCBS 239 compliance speaks to his capability in handling high-stakes financial operations.

David's academic background includes an M.Sc. in Finance (Corporate Finance) and a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork. His blend of practical experience and theoretical knowledge positions him as a trusted advisor and a skilled executor in the realm of financial services for high-net-worth individuals.

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