David Olsson is an international lawyer and senior consultant to global law firm King & Wood Mallesons.
David Olsson is an international lawyer and senior consultant to global law firm King & Wood Mallesons (See kwm.com for more information). He has a particular interest in the development of China’s financial markets and cross-border capital flows. He chairs an Australian government sponsored and private sector led initiative that is promoting the use of Renminbi for trade, finance and investment in Australia, and leads a NSW government committee supporting Sydney’s position as the leading offshore RMB centre in Asia Pacific region.
He is also on the advisory board of the Australia-China One Belt, One Road Initiative which was launched in mid 2016 to promote participation by Australian companies in China’s economic development program.
David was senior partner of KWM in Beijing for nearly 6 years (2008 – 2013). Prior to this he was a Managing Partner of the Australian firm with over 30 years’ experience as a specialist in the areas of cross-border investments, debt capital markets and corporate finance.
He is a former Chairman of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Beijing (2010 – 2013), a member of the executive committee of Australia China Business Council (Victoria) and on the advisory board of policy think-tank China Matters and the Australia-China One Belt, One Road Initiative. He was appointed a member of the Australia China Council in January 2013.