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Richard T. Hume

Independent Director since 2020

Committee Assignments and Rationale

Compensation and Human Capital Committee

  • Significant management experience leading large companies as CEO and COO.
  • Comprehensive market knowledge of executive compensation, recruitment and succession practices as CEO of TD SYNNEX.

Risk and Return Committee

  • In-depth understanding of technology, innovation and transformative growth.
  • Responsibility for strategic direction of large technology company.

Professional Experience

  • Current CEO and director of TD SYNNEX, a global IT distribution and solutions company.
  • Former COO of Tech Data Corporation.
  • Former General Manager and COO, Global Technology Services at IBM.

Key Experience and Qualifications

Risk Management: Acquired deep understanding of risk evaluation and management while overseeing business transformations, including major acquisitions, at leading technology companies.

Accounting and Finance: Strong operational experience acquired through leadership roles at large technology companies, including overseeing financial and accounting operations.

Technology and/or Cybersecurity: Extensive technology background gained as a senior leader at IBM and as CEO with responsibility for overseeing the innovative strategy, technological advancement and transformative growth of a global IT distribution and solutions company.

Global Perspective: Deep knowledge gained while overseeing global technology services at IBM, leading the strategic direction and go-to-market execution of Tech Data's regional operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and as CEO of TD SYNNEX.

Sustainability: As CEO of a public company, responsible for developing and driving sustainability initiatives.

Succession Planning and Human Capital Management: Significant management and succession planning experience gained through various senior leadership roles at public companies.

Innovation and Customer Focus: Deep knowledge gained while overseeing TD SYNNEX, a company that plays a critical role in the technology business partner ecosystem by helping its channel partners deliver the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance.

Other Public Board Service

  • TD SYNNEX (since 2021)
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