Expert to the AIFC Authority, Former Director of the DIFC Academy of Law
David Gallo started his career in private practice at a law firm, and then served as corporate counsel at American Electric Power. David spent most of his career at the General Electric Company, first as an M&A and commercial transactions lawyer, and then in commercial leadership roles, including Director, Corporate Compliance for European Equipment Finance; Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Guaranty Insurance Corp; and, Managing Director, Corporate Development for GE Capital.
David was CEO of a Saudi bank venture, and CEO of an Abu Dhabi-based global trading company. Before his current position as AIFC Expert, David’s most recent role was Director of the Academy of Law for the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC). David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Denison University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; a Doctor of Law degree from University of the Pacific, where he served as newspaper Editor in Chief, and received the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for significant legal scholarship; and, a Master of Business Administration, International Business, where he was the “top graduating student” in his class, and authored a dissertation, “Preparing Lawyers for International Commercial Law Practice”.