TE Connectivity Elect Carol ‘John’ Davidson as Chairman of the Board

by Savoy Staff

Shareholders of TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectors and sensors, elected Carol “John” Davidson as the new chairman of the board at the company’s March 13 annual general meeting of shareholders.

Davidson assumes the chairman’s role from Tom Lynch, who retired from the board after serving as the chairman since 2013. Davidson has served as a member of the board since 2016 and has been the lead independent director of TE since 2022. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience across multiple industries and is an experienced board leader.

Mr. Davidson served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International from January 2004 to September 2012. In that role, he led financial reporting, internal controls and accounting policies and processes. Mr. Davidson was a member of Tyco’s senior leadership team that established financial integrity, operational excellence and strong ethical practices across Tyco’s global operations.

Prior to Tyco, Mr. Davidson was Vice President of audit, risk and compliance for Dell Computer Corporation where he served in several executive roles, including Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Internal Audit. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the internal audit function and previously served in various accounting and financial leadership roles. Mr. Davidson began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co.


Mr. Davidson earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and his MBA in the Executive Development Program at University of Rochester.


Mr. Davidson brings to the Board years of experience overseeing financial reporting, internal controls and developing accounting policies for public companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive leadership experience across multiple industries. Mr. Davidson also earned the NACD CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.

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