The Aydon Turkey team
Curriculum Vitae

Aydon ConsultantsDavid Tonge

Managing Director

He is a recognised authority on Turkey, being author of a wide range of publications on Turkey, including specialist reports on the energy sector. During 2002, he spoke at eight conferences on energy market developments in Turkey. He has arranged various energy conferences with the support of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He has also developed and edited investment guides on various Central Asian republics.
He has directed many of IBS's major projects, particularly in the energy sector, assisting various of IBS's major clients with implementation of the results of these projects.

His initial experience in Turkey was for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He helped establish their Ankara offices and build up their business in the 1960s. This work included policy and feasibility studies for the State Planning Organisation. He later had broad responsibility for reporting on international corporate and economic developments at the Financial Times, including writing of editorial columns and features on these subjects. During the years 1978-83, he designed, edited and largely wrote the Financial Times annual surveys on Turkey.

Earlier consultancy assignments include:

  • Studies on industrial location and strategies for industry development in Southern Italy for the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno.
  • Advising the Government of Libya on a major reform of its trade structure.

His early career was in investment banking with Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York and London.