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John L. Thornton is Professor and Director of Global Leadership at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a former President and Co-COO of Goldman Sachs. In 1983, Thornton founded and developed Goldman Sachs' European mergers and acquisitions business. He served as co-CEO of Goldman Sachs International in London from 1995 to 1996. Thornton was Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia from 1996 to 1998, where he expanded the firm's regional franchise during the Asian financial crisis. Thornton is a director of Intel, Pacific Century Group, Ford Motor Company, and News Corporation. Tsinghua University Tsinghua University (Simplified Chinese: 清华大学; Traditional Chinese: 清華大學; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ching-hua Ta-hsüeh) is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. ... (help· info), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Goldman Sachs, Inc. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as other assets. ... The Asian financial crisis was a financial crisis that started in July 1997 in Thailand and affected currencies, stock markets, and other asset prices in several Asian countries, many considered East Asian Tigers. ... Generally a director is a person or one of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a government agency, company, corporation, group or project. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, HKEx: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Pacific Century Group was established in 1996 by Richard Li. ... The Ford Motor Company (often referred to as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo), NYSE: F is a multinational corporation that manufactures automobiles. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) NYSE: NWS is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ...


Thornton earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, bachelor's and master's degrees from Oxford University, and a master's degree from Yale School of Management. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. One of only six Ivy League business schools, Yale SOM offers the MBA and PhD degree programs. ...


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John L. Thornton bio at Intel


 
 

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