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Thomas Manning

CEO of Dun & Bradstreet; Global Business Leader & Expert on China

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 Thomas Manning Biography

Tom Manning leads the Asia business of Cerberus Capital Management as CEO of Cerberus Asia Operations and Advisory Limited.

Formerly, he served as CEO of Indachin Limited, a private equity advisory firm focused on India and China, CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting Asia, CEO of Capgemini Asia, global managing director of the Strategy & Technology Business of Capgemini, a director of Bain & Company and member of the firms China Board. Earlier, he held leadership positions with McKinsey & Company, CSC Index and Buddy Systems.

Manning is a board director of three public companies in China, including the Bank of Communications, Chinas fifth largest bank (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange); AsiaInfo, Inc., the leading telecom software and services firm in China (NASDAQ) and Gome Electrical Appliances, Chinas largest retailer (HKSE). Additionally, he serves on the boards of several private companies backed by private equity firms, including United Auto Parts and Next Horizon Limited. He is also a founding director of the Chicago-China Economic Development Corporation and advises the Mayor of Chicago on China matters. He is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum and member of the Global Agenda Council on China.

In 2007, Manning launched The U.S. China 2025 Project, an effort dedicated to deepening the level of mutual understanding between the US and China through the development and rehearsal of future case scenarios. He also published U.S. China 2025 A Hopeful Tale, a monograph that outlines a vision for greater cooperation between China and the United States.

A frequent commentator on China, globalization, and innovation, Manning has been published, quoted or profiled in numerous forums including the The International Herald Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and CNBC. He is also a noted speaker and lecturer on trends and concerns in corporate governance.

He is an honors graduate of Harvard University in East Asian Studies and received his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fluent in Mandarin, Manning lives with his wife, Ellen, in Hong Kong.

Speaking Topics
  • Strategy for Success in a China-Modified World

    Wise CEOs are watching China carefully, knowing that the China factor could determine the success or failure of their companies in the years ahead. The initial strategy of simply being there is no longer enough. Now, companies need a more nuanced strategy in order to penetrate secondary cities and market segments and to tap Chinas vast potential for innovation. Tom Manning challenges the conventional approach, provokes awareness of new techniques, and suggests how every Board and executive team can take their game to the next level, deepening their plan for China and integrating it with their global strategy.

  • The Changing Boardroom in China

    Global corporations and investment firms are putting more investment into China than any other country in the world, and yet, supervision of their investments remains very weak. Most companies short-shrift supervision just when they need it most, and as a result, the list of failed ventures is growing. One of the first Americans to serve on the boards of the largest public Chinese companies, Tom Manning sums up the state of the boardroom in China and the discipline required by corporate investors and private equity firms who want to avoid unfortunate surprises.

  • Is China the New Silicon Valley?

    Many of the factors behind Silicon Valleys rise are now evident in China in places like Haidian, the high-tech district of Beijing. Will China claim its historical role as inventor par excellence? Under-estimating the possibility of Chinas ability to innovate could be catastrophic to U.S. competitiveness. Over-estimation will drive paranoia and protectionism. Tom Manning offers a new interpretation of global innovation with China at the epicenter.

  • China Goes Global

    In the past decade, the world beat a path to China, but in the decade to come, Chinese companies will increasingly move in the opposite direction, globalizing their operations and acquiring foreign companies. What will this mean to the worlds most important industries? Tom Manning forecasts the competitive impact of this seminal change.

  • US-China Relations in 2025 (English or Mandarin)

    The relationship between the US and China is healthy but requires more vision and leadership. Without a framework for cooperation across a myriad of critical issues, both countries run the risk of a sudden falling out. Tom Manning identifies the future scenarios most likely to challenge the relationship between now and 2025.

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Thomas Manning

CEO of Dun & Bradstreet; Global Business Leader & Expert on China

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Thomas Manning Biography

Tom Manning leads the Asia business of Cerberus Capital Management as CEO of Cerberus Asia Operations and Advisory Limited.

Formerly, he served as CEO of Indachin Limited, a private equity advisory firm focused on India and China, CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting Asia, CEO of Capgemini Asia, global managing director of the Strategy & Technology Business of Capgemini, a director of Bain & Company and member of the firms China Board. Earlier, he held leadership positions with McKinsey & Company, CSC Index and Buddy Systems.

Manning is a board director of three public companies in China, including the Bank of Communications, Chinas fifth largest bank (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange); AsiaInfo, Inc., the leading telecom software and services firm in China (NASDAQ) and Gome Electrical Appliances, Chinas largest retailer (HKSE). Additionally, he serves on the boards of several private companies backed by private equity firms, including United Auto Parts and Next Horizon Limited. He is also a founding director of the Chicago-China Economic Development Corporation and advises the Mayor of Chicago on China matters. He is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum and member of the Global Agenda Council on China.

In 2007, Manning launched The U.S. China 2025 Project, an effort dedicated to deepening the level of mutual understanding between the US and China through the development and rehearsal of future case scenarios. He also published U.S. China 2025 A Hopeful Tale, a monograph that outlines a vision for greater cooperation between China and the United States.

A frequent commentator on China, globalization, and innovation, Manning has been published, quoted or profiled in numerous forums including the The International Herald Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and CNBC. He is also a noted speaker and lecturer on trends and concerns in corporate governance.

He is an honors graduate of Harvard University in East Asian Studies and received his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fluent in Mandarin, Manning lives with his wife, Ellen, in Hong Kong.

Thomas Manning Speaking Topics

  • Strategy for Success in a China-Modified World

    Wise CEOs are watching China carefully, knowing that the China factor could determine the success or failure of their companies in the years ahead. The initial strategy of simply being there is no longer enough. Now, companies need a more nuanced strategy in order to penetrate secondary cities and market segments and to tap Chinas vast potential for innovation. Tom Manning challenges the conventional approach, provokes awareness of new techniques, and suggests how every Board and executive team can take their game to the next level, deepening their plan for China and integrating it with their global strategy.

  • The Changing Boardroom in China

    Global corporations and investment firms are putting more investment into China than any other country in the world, and yet, supervision of their investments remains very weak. Most companies short-shrift supervision just when they need it most, and as a result, the list of failed ventures is growing. One of the first Americans to serve on the boards of the largest public Chinese companies, Tom Manning sums up the state of the boardroom in China and the discipline required by corporate investors and private equity firms who want to avoid unfortunate surprises.

  • Is China the New Silicon Valley?

    Many of the factors behind Silicon Valleys rise are now evident in China in places like Haidian, the high-tech district of Beijing. Will China claim its historical role as inventor par excellence? Under-estimating the possibility of Chinas ability to innovate could be catastrophic to U.S. competitiveness. Over-estimation will drive paranoia and protectionism. Tom Manning offers a new interpretation of global innovation with China at the epicenter.

  • China Goes Global

    In the past decade, the world beat a path to China, but in the decade to come, Chinese companies will increasingly move in the opposite direction, globalizing their operations and acquiring foreign companies. What will this mean to the worlds most important industries? Tom Manning forecasts the competitive impact of this seminal change.

  • US-China Relations in 2025 (English or Mandarin)

    The relationship between the US and China is healthy but requires more vision and leadership. Without a framework for cooperation across a myriad of critical issues, both countries run the risk of a sudden falling out. Tom Manning identifies the future scenarios most likely to challenge the relationship between now and 2025.

FAQs on booking Thomas Manning

  • How to book Thomas Manning?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thomas Manning for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Thomas Manning, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thomas Manning or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thomas Manning?

    Booking fees for Thomas Manning, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas Manning, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas Manning?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Manning for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Manning for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas Manning or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas Manning or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thomas Manning is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Strategy for Success in a China-Modified World, The Changing Boardroom in China, Is China the New Silicon Valley?, China Goes Global and US-China Relations in 2025 (English or Mandarin). The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas Manning for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Thomas Manning generally travels from IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Quentin Hardy, Kent Moors, Geoffrey Moore, Ayesha Khanna and John Zogby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas Manning for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Thomas Manning Speaking Topics

  • Strategy for Success in a China-Modified World

    Wise CEOs are watching China carefully, knowing that the China factor could determine the success or failure of their companies in the years ahead. The initial strategy of simply being there is no longer enough. Now, companies need a more nuanced strategy in order to penetrate secondary cities and market segments and to tap Chinas vast potential for innovation. Tom Manning challenges the conventional approach, provokes awareness of new techniques, and suggests how every Board and executive team can take their game to the next level, deepening their plan for China and integrating it with their global strategy.

  • The Changing Boardroom in China

    Global corporations and investment firms are putting more investment into China than any other country in the world, and yet, supervision of their investments remains very weak. Most companies short-shrift supervision just when they need it most, and as a result, the list of failed ventures is growing. One of the first Americans to serve on the boards of the largest public Chinese companies, Tom Manning sums up the state of the boardroom in China and the discipline required by corporate investors and private equity firms who want to avoid unfortunate surprises.

  • Is China the New Silicon Valley?

    Many of the factors behind Silicon Valleys rise are now evident in China in places like Haidian, the high-tech district of Beijing. Will China claim its historical role as inventor par excellence? Under-estimating the possibility of Chinas ability to innovate could be catastrophic to U.S. competitiveness. Over-estimation will drive paranoia and protectionism. Tom Manning offers a new interpretation of global innovation with China at the epicenter.

  • China Goes Global

    In the past decade, the world beat a path to China, but in the decade to come, Chinese companies will increasingly move in the opposite direction, globalizing their operations and acquiring foreign companies. What will this mean to the worlds most important industries? Tom Manning forecasts the competitive impact of this seminal change.

  • US-China Relations in 2025 (English or Mandarin)

    The relationship between the US and China is healthy but requires more vision and leadership. Without a framework for cooperation across a myriad of critical issues, both countries run the risk of a sudden falling out. Tom Manning identifies the future scenarios most likely to challenge the relationship between now and 2025.

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