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David Gilbert

David Gilbert
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Best advice ever received:

Scare yourself a little every day"

Chairman since:


Current Executive / Board positions:

Founder & President, Haruken Corporation
Director, 5 Rings Consultancy
Deputy Head Industry Engagement, RMIT University
Associate Professor (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) College of Business, RMIT University
David also holds a number of Board positions on Australian and international companies


Kanto Association of Business Management
Asian Academy of Management
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo
Japanese Association of Corporate Executives
Japan Venture Capital Association
The Academy of Management
International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management


David has worked extensively in international business for over 20 years at the highest levels, including CEO, President and Partner in both corporate and private enterprises in countries including Japan, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea as well as Hong Kong. He has founded a number of successful businesses in Australia and internationally.

David holds a PhD in Management Innovation from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Newcastle. He is the founder and Director of the internationally recognised Fastrack Innovation Program and also Director of RMIT e-Lab, as well as Associate Professor (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in the School of Management. He previously served as Director of the Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship). David has published extensively in the fields of Innovation, Digital Technologies and Rapid Prototyping, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Learning.

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