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Former Chairman and CEO, IMS Health

David M. Thomas

David is the former Chairman and CEO of IMS Health, the global leader in information and consulting solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.  He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from November 2000 to January 2005.  He was Executive Chairman from January 2005 through March 2006.

Before joining IMS, David was Senior Vice President and Group Executive at IBM, responsible for its global Personal Systems Group, and served as a member of IBM’s Corporate Executive Committee, overseeing all of IBM’s worldwide business operations.  From 1996 to 1998, David was General Manager, IBM Global Industries, responsible for sales and support of IBM’s top enterprise customers worldwide.  Prior to 1996, David held progressively responsible executive positions at IBM, including General Manager, North America; General Manager, Asia Pacific; General Manager, AS/400 Division; President, National Distribution Division. He joined IBM in 1972 as a Marketing Representative.

David holds an M.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.  He received the University of Florida’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 1996.

David serves on the Boards of Directors of Fortune Brands, Interpublic Group and on the Board of Trustees of Fidelity Investments.