David L. Calhoun

David L. Calhoun

David L. Calhoun
President and CEO, The Boeing Company

Boeing director since: 2009

Professional highlights:

  • President and CEO, The Boeing Company (2020-present)
  • Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations, The Blackstone Group (2014-2020)
  • Chairman and CEO, Nielsen Holdings plc. (Chairman 2014-2016; CEO 2010-2014)
  • Chairman and CEO, The Nielsen Company B.V. (2006-2014)
  • Vice Chairman, General Electric Company; President and CEO, GE Infrastructure (2005-2006)
  • President and CEO, GE Transportation (aircraft engines and rail) (2003-2005)
  • President and CEO, GE Aircraft Engines (2000-2003)

Independent: No

Other current public company directorships:

  • Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Calhoun brings a diverse skill set to the Board, including deep and long-standing aviation industry experience as Boeing's President and Chief Executive Officer, former Boeing Chair of the Board and independent Lead Director, and a multi-year tenure as the leader of GE's transportation and aircraft engines businesses. He also brings experience leading businesses through periods of change, having led Nielsen's transformation into a leading global information and measurement company. In addition, Mr. Calhoun brings to Boeing strong leadership and valuable insight and perspective on a wide array of strategic and business matters, stemming from his vast executive, management and operational experience at Blackstone, as well as at Nielsen and GE. Mr. Calhoun's significant global aerospace, manufacturing and high-technology industry expertise, as well as leadership experience on the boards of Caterpillar and Gates Industrial Corporation, position him well to serve on the Board and lead Boeing as President and Chief Executive Officer.