Tom Manning is a corporate board director and advisor. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches courses on corporate governance in China, private equity in Asia and the US-China Treaty project. Tom currently serves as an independent Board director of Dun & Bradstreet, AsiaInfo-Linkage Holdings, iSoftStone, and Clear Media Limited. He previously severed on the boards of the Bank of Communications (China’s fifth largest bank) and Gome (of one of China’s largest retailers). He was an advisor to the World Economic Forum on its Global Agenda for China, founding director of the Chicago-China Economic Development Corporation (launched for Mayor Daley), and the founder of The US-China 2025 Project.
Tom previously served as CEO of Cerberus Asia Operations & Advisory Limited, the Beijing subsidiary of Cerberus Capital. In Hong Kong for 17 years, Mr. Manning was the CEO of Indachin Limited, Capgemini Asia, and Ernst & Young Consulting Asia and a senior partner of Bain & Company. Earlier in his career, he was with McKinsey & Company and CSC Index. A native of Chicago and a graduate of Harvard College (A.B., East Asian Studies, 1977) and Stanford (MBA, 1979), Mr. Manning is a frequent commentator and op-ed contributor on topics such as US-China relations, corporate governance, and technology. He speaks Mandarin and divides his time between Beijing and Chicago.