Tenure: Appointed 11 February 2008
Board and committee activities:
Member of the chairman’s, audit, Gulf of Mexico and remuneration committees
Vice-chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
George David began his career in The Boston Consulting Group before joining the Otis Elevator Company in 1975. He held various roles in Otis and later in United Technologies Corporation (UTC), following Otis’s merger with UTC in 1976. In 1992 he became UTC’s chief operating officer and served as its chief executive officer from 1994 until 2008 and as chairman from 1997 until his retirement in 2009.
Relevant experience and skills
George David has substantial business and financial experience through his long career with UTC, a business with significant reliance on safety and technology. His time as a chairman and a chief executive officer has been valuable in enabling him to engage in the complexities of global business. He has previously chaired BP’s technology advisory council and has brought insights from that task to the board.
He is an important member of the audit, remuneration and Gulf of Mexico committees, bringing a strong US and global perspective to their deliberations.