David Thomson

Becoming one of the family members of the Thomson family is a great privilege. Controlling one of the top in the world. You don't even need to look for your nor to else where. But in the other side, it's a great challenge for David Thomson.

David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet (born 12 June 1957) is a Canadian businessman. He is the son of the late Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet and his siblings are actress Taylor Thomson and Peter Thomson. David Thomson was the chairman of Thomson Corporation since 2002 and after acquisition of Reuters, he is now chairman of merged entity, Thomson Reuters. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Thomson has worked a number of positions in companies controlled by his family. He was manager of The Bay store at Cloverdale Mall in Etobicoke, and President of Zellers. He founded a real estate firm Osmington Incorporated, owned and operated outside of the Thomson empire.

According to a plan devised decades ago by Thomson Corporation founder Roy Thomson, when Kenneth Thomson died (June 2006), control of the family fortune passed on to David.

"David, my grandson, will have to take his part in the running of the Organisation and David's son, too," Roy wrote in his 1975 autobiography. "With the fortune that we will leave to them go also responsibilities. These Thomson boys that come after Ken are not going to be able, even if they want to, to shrug off these responsibilities.

David Thomson

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