David Borger

David Borger

Vice President, Business Development, Silk Road Group

Mr. Bogner is a Vice President, Business Development, of Silk Road Group since June 2003 Geneva, Switzerland.

Core Competence: Solution-driven, analytical and entrepreneurial team-player and generalist with over 25 years of experience in consulting and business development with top international consulting firms. Responsibilities included advising boards of medium-sized and multinational companies and leading multinational teams of up to 20 people. 
Functional skills: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Trading, Business Development
Industrial skills: Trading and transportation, Financial services, Telecommunications, Energy, Chemical and pharmaceutical industry 

Academic background: PhD in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, fluent in German and English with basic skills in French and Russian.

2003 – Present Silk Road Group (Suisse) SA, Geneva, Switzerland, Vice President, Business Development
Responsibilities include corporate as well as project development, for example

  • Driving strategic improvements of structure and processes of the group
  • Establishing joint ventures with strategic business partners
  • Advising on specific projects

2000 - 2003 Boston Consulting Group, Munich, Germany, Project Leader 
Leading project teams of up to 20 people for projects like

  • Conducting business due diligence for private placement of large industrial company
  • Restructuring IT development in major German bank
  • Optimization of strategic positioning and cost effectiveness of specific lines of business for multinational companies

1996 - 2000 London School of Economics, United Kingdom, Tutorial Fellow and Lecturer 
Lecturing and teaching in the Department of Accounting and Finance of the London School of Economics 

  • Programme Director for MSc Law and Accounting

1993 - 1996 International Trade Center (ITC UNCTAD/WTO), Geneva, Switzerland, Consultant, part-time 
Designing and implementing trade promotion programmes in developing countries in Asia and South America

  • Developing a Trade Monitoring System for the Government of Brazil

1989 - 1993 Datarat Systemberatung GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, Consultant Manufacturing Systems, part-time 
Developing and implementing integrated IT systems for small and medium-sized companies in process industries

  • Establishing European and Asian distribution and support network

1985 - 1989 Nixdorf Computer AG, Germany and Singapore, Systems Analyst 
Programming and IT systems design for commercial applications

  • Specialization in financial accounting, logistics and manufacturing solutions


London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Research in the financial evaluation of risk and the accounting of financial instruments
University Degree: PhD in Accounting and Finance

Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Studies in Business Economics
Degree: Diplom-Ökonom

Berufsakademie, Mannheim, Germany
Studies in Applied Information Technology
Degree: Wirtschaftsassistent

Waldorfschule Ruhrgebiet, Bochum, Germany
Degree: Abitur in German, English, Mathematics, Physics, History/Philosophy

Private interests include classical music, books, cinema, travelling, mountaineering and spending time with the family. 

Family status: Married and father of two children.

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