David Smoot

CEO, Dubai International Capital

David Smoot is Chief Executive Officer at Dubai International Capital. He is also Chairman of portfolio company Almatis and serves on the Boards of DIC portfolio companies Doncasters, Mauser and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

Prior to joining DIC in June 2008, David was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he was a co-founder of Morgan Stanley Private Equity (MSPE), the firm's third party investment vehicle. He led portfolio investments in retail and aerospace and was responsible for building a team of thirty-five professionals in New York and London. In this capacity, David served on the Boards of McKechnie Aerospace, a leading aerospace components manufacturer, and Tops Markets, a New York-based supermarket chain.

Prior to his role in MSPE, David was Managing Director, Financial Sponsors, at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking where he advised global financial sponsors regarding M&A, IPOs, and debt and equity financings.
He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University and a member of the New York Bar.