DALLAS, TX – November 29, 2021 –o9 Solutions, the leading AI-powered integrated business planning platform, welcomes new inspiring leader and change driver.
After a successful period in the Royal Marines Commandos, an elite arm of the UK military, David Thomson entered the commercial arena initially in consumer durables in the UK before eventually pursuing an international career.
Throughout his career, David has built successful businesses for some of the world’s most iconic brands, including P&G, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Crocs and 2XU, and partnered up with leading PE firms on high profile projects. Some of David’s milestones of the past 20 years include leading the start-up of country operations for Nike in Russia, establishing a new business division in emerging markets for Tommy Hilfiger, and the turnaround of the Crocs’ international business. He was also CEO of the 2XU brand engineering and global growth strategy.
“David blends his military experience and learnings into the world of corporate transformation. His voice and vision is ever-inspiring and the global experience he has fostered provide the aim10x Executive Council with an exciting form of leadership” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO at o9 Solutions and active member of the aim10x Executive Council. “Welcome David, we can’t wait to have you inspire new generations of innovators with your infectious enthusiasm and drive!”
David’s experience spans the globe, having lived and worked in 9 counties allowing him to successfully work with a wide range of nationalities, cultures and organizations from private equity and publicly listed sectors. He is also a Certified Executive Coach and retains an international portfolio of professionals from various industries for whom he offers coaching services.
About the aim10x Executive Council
The aim10x Executive Council is a network of visionary leaders who have built significant operating experience at some of the world’s largest companies. Together they will set the vision for all aspects of an integrated enterprise—from supply chain to finance, sales, and product development, which will lead to global enterprises that are more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. It is part of the broader ‘aim10x’ initiative sponsored by o9 Solutions, which aims to empower a global community of professionals who are dedicated to digitally transforming planning and decision-making capabilities. The aim10x Executive Council members are sharing their insights about leadership, strategy, change management, and Digital Transformation journeys through the aim10x Webinars, aim10x Podcasts, and aim10x Innovators Network.