Chairman And CEO
GS Acquisition Holdings
DAVID COTE is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell’s board in February 2002, and named chairman of the board on July 1, 2002. Cote was elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March 2014 as a Class B director to represent the interests of the public. From 2012 to 2013, Cote served as a founding member of the steering committee of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Cote was named vice chair of the Business Roundtable in 2011 and chaired its Energy and Environment Committee. In 2010, Cote was named by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles Commission). Cote co-chaired the United States-India CEO Forum in 2009 and was a member of the Forum since July 2005. Cote holds a number of awards, including the prestigious Horatio Alger Award, the Australian Association’s Award for Excellence, and the Asia Society’s Global Leadership Award. Cote also received the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship from the Committee for Economic Development in 2012, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International in 2011. Cote earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of New Hampshire. He also holds honorary degrees from Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University.