Delta Air Lines' board of directors today announced David Taylor as its newest member.Mr. Taylor is currently Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company. He has been President and CEO since 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2016.
"David's senior executive experience in a top-tier global consumer goods company and insights into branding and marketing in domestic and international markets will be very valuable as we build our airline into a trusted consumer brand," said Frank Blake, Delta's non-executive Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Taylor has been with Procter & Gamble since 1980 and has worked in North America, Europe and Asia in virtually all of the company's core businesses. He played a key role in the design of P&G's portfolio optimization strategy and has been leading the company through a transformation since 2015. Prior to his current role Mr. Taylor has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility including, Group President-Global Beauty, Grooming & Health Care, Group President-Global Health & Grooming, Group President-Global Home Care, and President-Global Family Care. Mr. Taylor currently serves as Chair of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council, The Consumer Goods Forum and Catalyst. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Board of Visitors at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.