James C. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters.
Jim began his career as a journalist and rose through the ranks at Thomson Newspapers to become responsible for operations in North America. Following the divesture of Thomson’s newspaper business in 2000, Jim moved to the professional publishing side of the company where he was responsible for a number of businesses serving the legal, regulatory and academic markets. He also served as global head of Human Resources before becoming Chief Operating Officer of The Thomson Corporation. Following the acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Jim ran the Professional Division of the combined company. He was named chief executive in January 2012.
Jim is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and the Board of Directors of the Brazil-US Business Council. He also serves on the International Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council.
Jim graduated from Marshall University. When not travelling, he splits time between offices in New York; London; and Stamford, Connecticut.