George David was appointed a non-executive director of BP on 11 February 2008.
Board and committee activities
He is a member of the chairman’s, the audit, the Gulf of Mexico and the remuneration committees.
George David is vice-chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
He began his career with 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. He served as UTC’s 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 global business and financial experience through his long career with UTC, a business with significant reliance on safety and technology. He previously chaired BP’s technology advisory council and brought insights from that task to the board.
His considerable knowledge of the US business environment benefits considerably the work of the Gulf of Mexico committee of which he is a member and his extensive financial and commercial knowledge contributes to the work of the audit and the remuneration committees.