David Suratgar served for 10 years as a senior attorney in the World Bank’s Legal Department and has also acted as legal advisor to the Bank of England, HM Treasury, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. He worked for Morgan Grenfell serving as a Director from 1978 and Deputy Chairman of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell International from 1992 to 1997. He served as Senior Adviser to the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and assisted in developing the project finance policies and legal documentation.
His consulting roles have included assignments for Morrison and Foerster, Salans, Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, and the Ministry of Mines of Argentina. He also served as counsel to Surrey & Morse and to Sullivan & Cromwell (Attorneys at Law). He currently acts as a consultant at the law offices of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.
Mr. Suratgar graduated from the University of Oxford (MA Oxon, Law), Columbia University’s School of International Affairs (MIA, Economics, International Relations and Law) with a fellowship between 1959 and 1962, also from the Hague Academy of International Law.
Mr. Suratgar has lectured on international project finance at Templeton College, Oxford University, The Hague Academy of International Law, Georgetown University Law School, and University of Georgia School of Law and is a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He also serves as a Chairman of the Board of BMCE International Bank, of the Korea Investment Opportunities Fund and on the advisory board of Pictet Water Fund. He is also a member of the boards of Global Alumina Inc. (Canada) and of Taylor-DeJongh International. He speaks fluent French.