David Fergusson

Non-Executive Director

David Fergusson was appointed to our board of directors in 2023. Mr. Fergusson has also served as a member of the board of directors of WISeKey International Holding AG since 2017. Since 2018, Mr. Fergusson has served as Executive Managing Director – M&A, for Generational Equity, the largest volume middle-market M&A investment banking advisory firm in North America. Based in New York, he also heads the Generational Equity’s Technology Practice Group and Cross Border Practice Group. Prior to joining Generational Equity, from 2010 until 2018, Mr. Fergusson was the CEO and President of The M&A Advisor where he led global think tank services: market intelligence publishing, media, event and consulting, for the firm’s constituency of over 350,000 finance industry professionals, from their offices in New York and London. As a partner in Paradigm Capital Management, Mr. Fergusson conducted over 25 acquisitions as an investor. In 2013, Mr. Fergusson founded the global Corporate Finance Emerging Leaders program, which engages future global business stalwarts to affect significant change through social innovation. A pioneer in cross border mergers and acquisitions between the United States and China, he was recognized with the 2017 M&A Leadership Award and the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the China Mergers & Acquisitions Association and is Co-Chairman of the Global M&A Council of 18 member countries. Mr. Fergusson is a respected speaker on the subjects of financial services and corporate transformation and social innovation at prominent educational institutions including Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, MIT and Cornell; a participant in leadership assemblies including the Vatican, World Economic Forum at Davos, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and a frequent contributor to major media organizations. He is also the editor of 5 annual editions of the mergers and acquisitions handbook – “The Best Practices of The Best Dealmakers” series with a readership of more than 500,000 in over 60 countries. Mr. Fergusson is also the co-author of the bestselling book and forthcoming CNBC TV series – “The transHuman Code”. Recipient of the 2015 Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award for his work in global youth leadership development, Mr. Fergusson is a Trustee and former President of Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY), the world’s largest social leadership foundation for high school students.

Mr. Fergusson is also a founding member of the City of London’s Guild of Entrepreneurs, a member of British American Business, and of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). Mr. Fergusson is a graduate of Kings College School and the University of Guelph in Canada, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies.