Chief Operating Officer,
Lounarda David joined IFM Investors in May 2018 as chief operating officer and a member of the IFM Investors global strategy team. Lounarda is responsible for managing all aspects of IFM Investors’ operational functions including investment operations, performance analytics and information technology.
Lounarda has over 30 years’ of experience in superannuation and financial services. Prior to IFM, Lounarda worked at Sunsuper for four years where she was the chief investment operations officer and a member of Sunsuper’s enterprise leadership team. She was responsible for operations, implementation, risk management and oversight of Sunsuper’s investments.
Prior to Sunsuper, Lounarda spent 16 years consulting to local and global institutions on custody, investment operations, unit pricing, transition management, operational due diligence, governance and risk management matters. She spent two years as an independent consultant and 14 years at Mercer Investment Consulting where she was a global partner and an active member of Mercer’s regional and global leadership teams.
Lounarda established the Mercer Sentinel Asia Pacific business, the operational and implementation consulting business of Mercer, and served as the Asia Pacific regional director. Lounarda also worked at State Street for 12 years in many senior roles including as the head of State Street Australia’s operations and client service business; and subsequently as a senior vice president and relationship manager. Prior to that, Lounarda worked for several accounting and legal firms.
Lounarda holds a Bachelor of Business with majors in accounting and economics. She is a regular speaker at industry forums and has published a number of research papers.