David Kahale has been the Chief Executive Officer of Panta Group since 2016.
As CEO, he represents Panta in all international settings, including international development consulting, infrastructure planning, and policymaking.
In addition to his role at Panta Group, David serves as Cheif Operations Director of Panta Transportation, Advocacy Committee member of the ID2020 Alliance, Cheif Research & Strategy Officer for the Youth Sustainability Development Conference (YSDC) 2021 and Delegate of the World Bank Group since 2019.
David holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, Asian Studies, and Philosophy) from Western Sydney University.
David is an advocate of sustainable and equitable development, dedicated to providing universal access to essential services through innovative mobile technologies. David was a World Bank Group Delegate – Smart Cities for a Resilient Future (2019), and Resilient Recovery (2021). He also went on to win the first-ever team-based Deloitte Case Study Challenge (2019). David has consulted and advised many high-level Government Boards in Southeast Asia in areas of mobility and smart city development. He has also assisted government working groups in drafting policies and national standards for digital payments, digital identification and automated fare collection on public transport. David has also been a stakeholder and a major supporting voice of the Philippines’ flagship infrastructure project, the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
Panta Group companies are United Nations Sustainability Partners, particularly on SDG 3 – Increased road safety, SDG 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, SDG 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals.