David served as Chief Executive Officer of Cheapflights – which he joined in March 2000 upon the management buy-in – until April 2008. Under his leadership, Cheapflights grew from an attic-based operation into an international leader in online travel search. During this period, Cheapflights won many industry awards and was included in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track of the UK’s 100 fastest growing privately-owned technology companies for five years in a row. David was a Finalist for the Ernst and Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006.
David Soskin is on the board of online media company Reaction. He has served as Chairman on many boards including Cortexica, Smart Traffic and Swapit. He was on the board of Aldermore Bank prior to its successful flotation.
He was a non-executive director of the Momondo Group (formerly Cheapflights) until October 2014 when Great Hill Partners acquired a majority stake in the business. Priceline Inc acquired Momondo in 2017 for $550 million.
Previously, David was head of global media and technology at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance.
David’s entrepreneurial experience was gained at the Asquith Court Schools Group which he founded in 1989 and on whose board he sat until 2001, when the Company was successfully sold to West Private Equity. Asquith became the UK’s leading provider of premium childcare and education for the under-5s and was acquired by Bright Horizons in 2016. In 1995, David’s entrepreneurial achievements were honoured by the European Foundation for Entrepreneurial Research when he was named as one of Europe’s 500 most dynamic entrepreneurs.
David also has worked in senior capacities both in industry (Redland Plc where he was Group Director of Corporate Planning) and government (Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Number 10 Policy Unit).
David graduated from the University of Oxford (First Class Honours in Modern History), where he was President of the Oxford Union, and from the Harvard Business School (MBA) where he was a Harkness Fellow.
David’s book on the business of the internet “Net Profit: How to succeed in Digital Business” (published by John Wiley & Sons) is a best-seller. (www.netprofitbook.com)
David is a Vice President of Petworth Park Cricket Club.