David Hayes is the chief investment officer and managing director of the Americas for BP Ventures. David brings 17 years’ experience in finance, including 10 years in venture capital investing, specializing in transaction structuring. He sits on the boards of Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG), Fulcrum Bioenergy and Calysta and previously served on the boards of Lightning Systems, Chromatin, and Mendel Biotechnology. David holds a B.A. in accounting and management control from Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).