John Thompson recently retired as the Chairman of the Board of TD Bank. He previously served as Executive Vice-Chairman of the IBM Corporation, where he had oversight responsibility for worldwide technology, manufacturing and business strategy.
Thompson began his IBM career in Canada in 1966 and was named Chief Executive Officer in 1986. He is a graduate Western University with a degree in Engineering Science and completed executive management programs at the Ivey School of Business at Western University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.
Thompson is a Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Atlantic Salmon Federation and is a Fellow of the Institute for Corporate Directors. In addition, he held prior positions as a Director and Vice Chairman of Philips Electronics NV, Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Hospital for Sick Children, Director of Robert Mondavi Corporation and Director of Hertz Corporation. He was Chancellor of Western University from 2008 to 2012.
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