David Collett joined KAUST Investment Management Company in 2009 as Managing Director of Real Estate. He has over 20 years experience in real estate at various levels, from real estate development and asset management, to corporate finance advisory and REIT securities. Prior to his current position, Mr. Collett worked at the World Bank’s pension plan as Principal Portfolio Manager on the Private Equity and Real Estate team, subsequently heading the Real Estate and Infrastructure team where he oversaw a global portfolio of over 40 investments and a team of three investment professionals for the portfolio. Before working at the World Bank, Mr. Collett was Manager of Private Markets at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from 2001 to 2003, investing $6bn in private equity and real estate through funds, secondary transactions and joint ventures. Additionally, he was a REIT analyst covering Canadian REITs for HSBC and Toronto Dominion Securities from 1997-2001. He also worked in Canada with CIBC Development Corporation on commercial real estate acquisitions and development and with London Life Insurance company in real estate asset management.