David began his career at Standard Bank of South Africa, where he spent 17 years holding several senior positions including Head of Priority Banking and the Offshore Banking Group. After this he served as Divisional Director for Private Banking at Nedbank, South Africa and then moved to Kuwait as the Deputy General Manager of Gulf Bank. He also held the positions of Group Chief Retail and Private Banking Officer for the National Bank of Oman and Head of Retail Banking for Commercial Bank International, Dubai. Mr Power was also the Group Chief Retail and Private Banking Officer of Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait and later, Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Finance House, Malaysia.
He has worked in multiple jurisdictions, including South Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the UK, holding several executive positions with responsibility for a wide variety of functions including Retail, Commercial, Small Business, Private Banking, Wealth Management and Offshore Banking.
David is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa and has several post graduate diplomas. He has a CPIF (Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance), from CIFF Malaysia, an MDP from Ashridge, UK, a PIM from Henley, UK and an OWP from IMD Switzerland.