David Staples

Managing Director, EMEA Corporate Finance Group
Moody's Investors Service

David Staples


David Staples is a Managing Director at Moody’s in the EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. His responsibilities include managing the analytical teams that oversee the ratings of companies based in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa as well as Russia and the CIS.

David has a Masters degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. (1984) and a Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (1982).

Having rated European issuers of debt obligations since 1920, Moodys rating activities have been expanding rapidly in line with the growth of the Eurobond market in the 1980s.

Today, Moody’s is one of Europe's leading rating agencies, with offices in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Frankfurt, Limassol, Prague, Moscow and Johannesburg, with subsidiary and affiliate offices in Tel Aviv and Cairo.

As the world’s oldest rating agency, Moody’s prides itself on being able to meet the needs of its European customers thanks to a combination of local expertise and global experience, while ensuring consistency with other Moody’s offices worldwide. Our analysts, who come from a variety of European countries commonly speak at least the local language in addition to English, reflect Moody's strong global exposure to the capital markets.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019