Board of Directors

David Thomson

Chairman, Thomson Reuters
Chairman, The Woodbridge Company Limited

David is Chairman of Thomson Reuters. He is also a Chairman of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company, and Chairman of The Globe and Mail Inc., a Canadian media company. David is an active private investor with a focus on real estate and serves on the boards of several private companies.

David has an MA from Cambridge University. 

 

David Thomson

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer, 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. He then led a number of professional publishing businesses serving the legal, regulatory and academic markets. He 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 Officer in January 2012.

Jim is a non-executive director of Pfizer, Inc. He also serves on the board of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and is a member of the Forum’s International Business Council, as well as on the International Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council.

Jim graduated from Marshall University. 

James Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sheila Bair

Senior Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sheila serves as Senior Advisor to both the Pew Charitable Trusts and DLA Piper, an international law firm. Before that she served for five years as the Chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Prior to joining the FDIC in 2006, Sheila was the Dean's Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Earlier, she served in various roles such as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the New York Stock Exchange, and Commissioner and Acting Chairwoman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Sheila is a director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Banco Santander, SA. She has a BA and law degree from the University of Kansas. 

Sheila Bair

Manvinder S. Banga

Operating Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC

Manvinder (Vindi) Banga has been an Operating Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm in London, since June 2010. Prior to that, he held a number of senior executive positions over his 33-year career with Unilever, including President, Global Food, Home & Personal Care of Unilever PLC, Business Group President of Unilever’s Home and Personal Care business in Asia and Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Vindi is Chairman of Mauser GMBH, as well as a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. He was a member of the Prime Minister of India’s Council on Trade & Industry from 2004 to 2014.

Vindi is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, where he completed his Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering, and the IIM Ahmedabad, where he obtained a postgraduate degree in management. 

Manvinder S. Banga

David W. Binet

Deputy Chairman, Thomson Reuters
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Woodbridge Company Limited

David is Deputy Chairman of Thomson Reuters. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company. Prior to January 2013, he held a number of senior positions at Woodbridge over a 14-year period, including Chief Operating Officer. David is a director of The Globe and Mail Inc., a Canadian media company, and of a number of other companies in which Woodbridge is invested. He is also Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Prior to joining Woodbridge in 1999, he was a partner at a major law firm.

David has a law degree from McGill University, a BA from Queen’s University and a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University. 

David W. Binet

Mary Cirillo

Corporate Director

Mary was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Opcenter, LLC, an Internet consulting firm, from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, she was a senior banking executive at Bankers Trust and Citibank for over 20 years. Mary is a member of the Advisory Board of Hudson Venture Partners, L.P., a venture capital firm, and serves on the boards of Ace Ltd., as well as several cultural and educational organizations.

Mary has a BA from Hunter College. 

Mary Cirillo

Michael E. Daniels

Corporate Director

In March 2013, Michael retired as Senior Vice President and Group Executive of Global Services at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Throughout his 36-year career with the company, he held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and services, including Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, General Manager of Sales and Distribution Operations in the Americas, and Head of Global Services in Asia Pacific.

Michael has a BA from the College of Holy Cross. 

Michael E. Daniels

P. Thomas Jenkins

Chairman, OpenText Corporation

Tom has been active for more than 30 years in innovation and economic development in both the private and public sectors. He is currently Chairman of OpenText Corporation and Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He also serves on the boards of TransAlta Corporation and Manulife Financial. Previously, Tom served as CEO of OpenText Corporation for more than a decade, taking the company from a University of Waterloo start-up to the first Internet IPO in Canada and the third Internet IPO on the NASDAQ in the United States. He is also the author of seven widely-read books on the Internet most recently: EIM: Electronic Information Management, Behind the Firewall and Managing Content in the Cloud.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University, a MAS from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from York University.

P. Thomas Jenkins

Ken Olisa, OBE

Founder and Chairman, Restoration Partners

Ken is Founder and Chairman of Restoration Partners, a boutique technology merchant bank advising and investing in IT companies. He joined the board of Reuters in 2004. From 1992 to 2006, Ken was Chair and CEO of Interregnum PLC, a public technology merchant bank. Prior to that, he was a senior executive for over 20 years at Wang Labs and IBM. From 1998 to 2008, he was a director of OpenText Corporation, and of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation from 2007 until 2011. He is Chairman of London-listed Outsourcery PLC and serves on the boards of several UK not-for-profit organizations. Effective May 2015, Mr. Olisa has been appointed as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.

Ken has an MA from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Ken Olisa, OBE

Vance K. Opperman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Key Investment, Inc.

Vance is President and Chief Executive Officer of Key Investment, Inc., a private investment company involved in publishing and other activities, and Lead Independent Director of Thomson Reuters. Previously, Vance was President of West Publishing Company, a provider of legal and business research which is now owned by Thomson Reuters. He is also Lead Independent Director of TCF Financial Corporation and serves on the boards of several educational and not-for-profit organizations.

Vance has a law degree from the University of Minnesota and practiced law for many years. 

Vance K. Opperman

Peter J. Thomson

Chairman, The Woodbridge Company Limited

Peter is a Chairman of Woodbridge, the Thomson family investment company. He is an active private equity investor and serves on the boards of several private companies.

Peter has a BA from the University of Western Ontario. 

Peter J. Thomson

Wulf von Schimmelmann

Corporate Director

From 1999 to June 2007, Wulf was Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Postbank AG, where he transformed the organization from a check processing division of Deutsche Post to one of Germany’s leading retail banks. Since 2008, he has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL AG, an international leader in mail and logistics services. He also serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards of both Maxingvest AG and Allianz Deutschland AG and as a director of Accenture Ltd. Prior to his lengthy career in banking, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co., working in Switzerland, the U.S. and Germany. He was also previously a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom, a director of Western Union and Chair of BAWAG P.S.K.

Wulf received a degree in economic sciences and his PhD in economics from the University of Zurich. 

Wulf von Schimmelmann