David Kotler

David Kotler, Executive Director

Mr. Kotler joined Lazard in 1989, where he spent 22 years focusing on the energy and natural resources sectors, primarily based in the London office. He became a Managing Director in 2002 and in 2005 moved to the New York office to expand the firm’s North American energy business, before returning to London in 2006. In 2011, Mr. Kotler moved to Morgan Stanley where he headed its energy investment banking team covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He subsequently left Morgan Stanley in 2014 and in 2015 co-founded Access Corporate Finance Partners Limited (“Access”).

Access, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, is an independent financial and strategic advisory firm focused on the energy, natural resources, climate and infrastructure sectors and is comprised of individuals with decades of M&A experience gained largely at pre-eminent investment banks.

Mr. Kotler was educated at University of Toronto, B. Comm (1979-1983) and London Business School and Università Bocconi, MBA (1987-1989). He is currently a member of the Alumni Council of London Business School and is a trustee of the Graham Layton Trust. He is former trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

David will serve as an Executive Team member and a Director. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, having advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raisings, including initial public offerings, and privatisations for energy companies worldwide. In this capacity he has worked on transactions in the energy sector with a value of approximately US$200 billion advising large publicly listed corporates, governments, national energy companies and private companies.