Senior Advisor
Finance For Impact

David Bischof is Deputy Director, Finance for Development at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries.

As Deputy Director, David oversees diverse areas of the ICC Finance for Development Hub, a global forum for the trade finance community. David is responsible for a wide range of special projects aiming at digital transformation of the trade and trade finance industry and positioning ICC as authoritative voice on blockchain and digitalisation. In this capacity, David set up and is running ICC’s working group on digitalization of trade finance. He is also part of the founding team of ICC’s digital trade standards initiative (DSI) aiming at leading efforts to digitize trade, notably by the creation of open trade and technology standards to promote interoperability among the numerous blockchain networks and technology platforms.

David is also co-lead of the joint WTO-ICC Global Trade & Blockchain platform, a forum for a multi-stakeholder dialogue to discuss the practical and legal implications of blockchain for international trade. Furthermore, he leads a range of projects and strategic initiatives on trade and trade finance, such as the ICC Trade Register project and he is also part of the founding team to initiate a digital trade finance lab of the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF).

David is from Switzerland and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He previously studied at Sciences Po Institute, Paris and the University of Geneva.