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David Awatere

Government Regulatory Adviser


Experienced marketing and engineering executive with a track record delivering results in challenging and disruptive environments around the world. More than 25 years in Internet engineering and government regulatory functions including Abu Dhabi, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia.

Strategy and regulatory expertise combined with well-disciplined execution. Robust understanding of services and technology; an emeritus internet expert with the hands on knowledge of how technology intersects with government policy and regulatory environments.

Working knowledge of the pitfalls involved in launching ICO's in different countries and territories including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and tax treatment considerations for both founders and investors.

Solid experience navigating the line between with government policy and private investment partnerships, including more than a decade holding the pen on complex multiparty commercial agreements within semi-government and private environments.

A safe pair of hands with challenging business-wide projects. Builds and leads strong capable teams. A confident communicator with all levels of management.

Skills Summary

Leadership - Proven ability to recruit & lead high performance teams and inspiring individuals to achieve outrageously challenging results. Establishment and governance of delivery programmes across the business. Change management interventions.

Commercial - Negotiation, drafting & execution of complex multiparty agreements for public and private sector. Quasi-regulatory Government oversight of an industry; striking the right balance between Government over-reach and the preservation of Policy intent.

Marketing of Services and Tech - Proven expertise in marketing strategy, planning and execution of offers including product, pricing, terms and acquisition/retention marketing programmes.

Transformation - Getting in front of the disruptive impact of tech on business and government; from redesign of company structures to the fine tuning of operations – data-driven decision making.

Stakeholder Management - Effective communicator with experience building relationships across and between large, complex public and private organisations to influence and drive required outcomes.

Project Ownership - Significant experience managing complex marketing and IT projects from strategic concept through to delivery and handover to ops.

Need more - look me up on LinkedIn for references and full bio.

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