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Tom Manning

Tom Manning is a board director, corporate advisor, and former CEO.  Based in Hong Kong for 17 years, he served CEO of Cerberus Asia, Indachin Limited, Capgemini Asia, and Ernst & Young Consulting Asia.  He was also a senior partner with Bain & Company and member of the firm’s China board.  Earlier in his career, he was with McKinsey & Company, CSC Index, and Buddy Systems.  He currently serves as an independent board director of four publicly-listed companies:  Dun & Bradstreet, the leading global provider or corporate information; AsiaInfo-Linkage Holdings, China’s leading telecom software company; iSoftStone, one of China’s largest IT companies; and Clear Media, China’s largest outdoor media company.  In the past, Mr. Manning served as an independent director at the Bank of Communications, the fifth-largest bank in China, and at Gome Electrical Appliances, a leading consumer electronics retailer in China.  He was an advisor to the World Economic Forum on its Global Agenda for China and a founding director of the Chicago-China Development Corporation, launched by Mayor Daley.  A native of Chicago and a graduate of Harvard College (A.B., East Asian Studies, 1977) and Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA, 1979), Mr. Manning is a frequent commentator and op-ed contributor on topics such as US-China relations, corporate governance, and private equity.  He speaks Mandarin and divides his time between Beijing and Chicago.