CDL Hospitality Trusts
Head Strategic Development
David’s experience over 29 years spans from establishing new businesses, investments to professional services in real estate and the hotel sector, with roles including senior executive, CEO and board member. He maintains excellent relationships with major industry players and has diverse geographic experience in Asia Pacific and Europe.
As Head of Strategic Development, David is responsible for strategic growth and development of CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT). His roles include establishing business relations, developing strategies and securing strategic investments from the regional and international markets, with the objective of driving long term growth in income and capital value of CDLHT’s investment holdings.
During his earlier career, David’s passion and entrepreneurial spirit led him to inaugurate four offices of HVS in Asia as its Chairman and CEO from 2004 to 2014, as well as founded the largest and most influential hotel investment conference in Mainland China – the annual China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC). At Jones Lang LaSalle from 1992 to 2004, David was a pioneer instrumental in establishing JLL Hotels’ presence in Asia as its Senior Vice President in Investments and subsequently heading its Advisory services. He served in the international board of HVS from 2005 to 2014 and the Hotel Licensing Board from 2011 to 2014.
Vorada Thangsurbkul, First EVP, Investment Banking Division, Siam Commercial Bank
Kanokvalee Viriyaprapaikit, Managing Director, LH Mall & Hotel Co., Ltd.
David Ling, Head Strategic Development, CDL Hospitality Trusts