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David W. Monroe

General Counsel

David Monroe is General Counsel at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and Co-Chair of the Global Risk Control Group for Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Tokyo. During his seven years at Nikko Asset Management, David was responsible for leading the firm’s global legal and compliance divisions during a period of rapid expansion of the firm’s footprint throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, David led the legal and compliance functions for several large asset management group companies in Japan, including Fidelity Investments Japan, where he was the firm’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. David served approximately six years as Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Investment Management Committee and is a past winner of the Japan In-House Counsel of the Year Award presented by Asian Legal Business. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in East Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.