David Adelman

David Adelman

Formal First Name
1964 - present

David Adelman is a Managing Director and General Counsel of KraneShares, a fim that makes investing in China easier for institutions, financial advisors, and individuals through China-focused ETFs. David is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where he teaches international relations of the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout his career, David has served in a variety of roles across the public and private sector. He previously was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and partner in two global law firms practicing law in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. He served as the 15th United States Ambassador to Singapore during the first term of the Obama Administration. During his eight years as a State Senator, Adelman introduced bills to improve government ethics, increase investments in renewable energy, expand stem-cell research, fight domestic violence, and streamline Georgia's corporate code.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings, private equity firm Olympus Capital and merchant bank Ion Pacific.

  • He was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and practiced law for 20 years in New York, Washington, D.C and Atlanta.

  • He was an Asst. Attorney General for the State of Georgia after which he joined Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan.

  • Elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2002, he served as Minority Whip and as Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs Committee.

  • Mr. Adelman received his J.D. from Emory University where he is a recipient of the Emory Medal.

  • He earned an M.P.A from Georgia State University and B.A. from the University of Georgia.

David Adelman's Awards & Recognitions

  • Henry Grady Fellowship, University of Georgia

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Georgia State University

  • Emory Medal, Emory University

David Adelman's Affiliations

  • Appointed Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore's Capital Markets Committee

  • Executive Board, Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association

  • Board of Governors, American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

  • Trustee, National Committee on American Foreign Policy

  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations, Israel-Asia Center

  • Advisory Board, Israel-Asia Center