David Clive Price

Dr David Clive Price is a global leadership speaker with over 30 years experience as executive coach and strategic advisor to multinationals, business and trade leaders in both East and West. Formerly chief speechwriter for the HSBC Group, David has a highly personal and innovative approach to developing global leaders of today and tomorrow. His manner is accessible, warm and authentic. Having lived and worked in numerous countries, David has gained deep insights into human behavior to help global organizations respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities presented by diverse workforces and cultures, new markets, merger integrations and shifts in the global competitive marketplace.

David has a particular skill for working closely with CEOs and leadership teams to develop their global management skills. He is the author of Bamboo Strong: Secrets to Succeed in the New Global Economy with Foreword by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s #1 executive coach. Other books include The Master Key to China and The Master Key to Asia. David speaks several Asian and European languages, is a member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, and gives keynotes, masterminds and seminars on global leadership and management for corporate programmes, away days and conferences, most recently in Denmark, Netherlands, UAE, UK, US, China and Hong Kong.

David’s clients include: Bank of China, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, among others. He has been interviewed by numerous publications and has featured on BBC World Radio, The Wall Street Journal and International Business Times. David holds a doctorate in Renaissance Studies from Cambridge University.


Global Management Skills for International Teams

Today’s new generation of business people and leaders require increasing resilience and flexibility to navigate and respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing and volatile world. Middle managers and senior executives alike have to cooperate and communicate well with international teams. They have to handle fast-evolving relationships at all levels, and often in many departments and regions, without becoming stressed, disengaged or confused. But how does an organization or individual develop the leadership and team skills needed? In this interactive presentation, David reveals the global management skills you must foster to successfully lead your organizations. He then goes further and provides a clear, practical system for helping you to increase your profits in international markets.

Bend Like Bamboo – Secrets For International Business Growth

Discover how to employ a ‘bamboo mindset’ to consistently grow market share in global markets. This presentation is based on David’s most recent book Bamboo Strong: Secrets to Succeed in the New Global Economy and offers a proven system and creative solutions to harmonize global business cultures. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, David reveals how best to develop a ‘bamboo mindset’ to maximize your efficiency and productivity, target brands and products to local cultures, build trusting relationships and drive sustained revenue growth in global markets – whether in East or West.

Working with Difference to Increase Profitability

Discover the exact system for leveraging diversity to generate more innovation, productivity and sustained growth. David focuses on raising awareness of personal, generational and cultural differences throughout your organization and reveals the key performance factors involved in communication and building relationships in home and overseas markets. In his presentation David covers:

  • Increasing your ability to recognize personal and cultural differences in your teams, customers and partners
  • Developing strategies to adapt to and leverage different mindsets and backgrounds to increase profits
  • Managing different styles in the workplace and in cross-border teams
  • How to avoid potential miscommunications and costly mistakes
  • Leading your teams to sustained success at home and abroad


“Terrific and creative guy to work with! He has a wide knowledge of international business behaviour.”
~ AIA Group

“Terrific and creative guy to work with! He has a wide knowledge of international business behaviour.” AIA Group
“Many thanks again for speaking at the Global China Business Meeting at The Hague. I would be delighted to welcome you back!”
~ Horasis Global Visions Community

“I want to thank you so much for being our guest speaker at the Hong Kong conference and for entertaining our delegates in such a thought provoking way. Many delegates have commented how much they enjoyed your presentation.”
~ IAPA International Conference, Hong Kong

“Your fascinating insights on international business made a strong impression on the delegates.” Sector Marketing UK
“David’s long international experience along with a direct, engaging style makes him a great business speaker and coach.”
~ Startup Overseas

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Globalization & Emerging Countries

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China Strategy

Dan Steinbock

International Business Expert