David Hatchwell Altaras

President of the Jewish Community of Madrid, Spain

David Hatchwell Altaras worked in the corporate finance department at Goldman Sachs as well as in the Treasury Department at the Republic National Bank of New York, now HSBC. From 1992 to 2000 he lived in Beijing and he has developed EXCEM Grupo’s operations in China for the last 15 years, with more than 20 projects achieved in various sectors (from purchasing cement for export purposes to distribution of telecom equipment).

He is a member of the board of EXCEM Grupo and is also the managing director of EXCEM Technologies, a technology consultancy company providing high-tech solutions in telecom, defense and homeland security.

David is a co-founder of ACOM (Acción para la Concordia en Oriente Medio) a Spain-based pro-Israel public diplomacy platform established in 2007. He has been a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2005 and has been a member of its Spanish Executive Committee since 2006. Since 2008, he is vice president and spokesman of the Jewish Community of Madrid, Spain.

David holds an MBA in international business and finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Since 2009 he has been a member of the Madrid Vivo Foundation, preparing the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Spain in August 2011. Since October 2010 he has been a member of the international advisory board of Maccabi World Union. David and his family have contributed to various philanthropic projects in Israel, Spain and China over the last 20 years.

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