The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Created in the midst of World War II in 1941, the Trust Principles apply to the entire Thomson Reuters business and are designed to preserve its independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news. The new appointment will take effect on January 1, 2016.
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of the Founders Share Company’s Board, said, ”President Halonen is a celebrated global leader with a longstanding commitment to democracy, justice and equality, and we are honored that her deep experience will be applied to the Founders Share Company. A perfect addition to the Board of Directors, she joins an impressive roster of colleagues from politics, diplomacy, public service and business.”
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