David Osio, founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group, is no stranger to philanthropy on a global scale. For over 20 years he has been a driving force of charitable support for numerous music, medical, community and art organizations around the world.
As a member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Osio generously supported the Symphony. He delighted in being able to make a difference that enables its continuous operation. In addition, Osio supports the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation and has done so for many years. He sees the Foundation’s work as a particularly important cause. His contributions have made a difference for additional bodies, including the Wayuu Taya Foundation, the UMA Foundation, the Fundana Foundation and the Miami-based Saludarte Foundation of Art.
As founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group, a comprehensive financial services and advisory group of independent companies, Osio has led the group’s financial growth and geographical expansion. It has now offices in Geneva, Lisbon, New York, Miami and Panama City.
David Osio studied management at the Catholic University Andres Bello and international banking law at the Institute Estudios Superiores de Administración IESA. He began his career in 1981 as President and CEO of OPED Enterprise, where he dealt in coffee export programs, and later at Letco Commercial Companies, structuring marketing plans for various industrial products. In 1984 he joined a Caracas-based law firm, MGO, as a Banking Law advisor for important corporate clients, including the Ferro Corporation and Consolidated Bank. Due to his experience and knowledge in banking law, Banco Latino International (BLI) in Miami recruited him for a prominent position in its private banking division, and soon promoted him to the role of Vice President of commercial banking.
In 1993, Osio ventured out independently and formed the Davos Financial Group of Companies, which has grown into a leading and successful business.
In addition to sustaining financial success, it is imperative for Osio and his group of companies to continue doing charitable work. Several international awards have recognized these efforts, including the Medal of Honor from the United States Congress, the 2009 South Florida Business Leaders award, the Movers and Shakers award for 2009, Best Offshore Corporate Service Provider by the magazine New Europe, and the 2014 Miami Award.