Dr Daniel Thorniley is a leading authority on global emerging markets, in particular Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Formerly Senior Vice President with the Economist Intelligence Unit where he ran CEEMEA operations, he delivers in-house briefings to the boards of major US and European companies. A challenging, informative, entertaining, provocative and well balanced speaker.
Danny Thorniley is President of DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH (an LLC company). The company based in Vienna works with a selected number of 180 key clients on business strategy in CEEMEA, global and emerging markets. These companies are part of the CEEMEA Business Group, which is an advisory and consultancy service, which Danny runs with a small team of long-standing senior colleagues. The services of the Group include written position papers, presentation slides and private client meetings as well as in-house presentations. He also makes some 60 speeches/presentations by clients across the world on global business trends, business operations, emerging markets, corporate best practice.
For 23 years Danny was Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant at The Economist Group, Vienna, on global corporate business trends, with specialisation in BRIC, USA, Europe, East-Central Europe, Russia, Mid-East & Africa and emerging markets.
Danny has exceptional skill sets in global business strategy, business in emerging markets and CEEMEA and hands-operational knowledge of business operations, distribution, partnerships, investments and human resource issues.
He has worked on a personal basis with 250 companies operating in emerging markets for 23 years and has personal contacts with most senior western MNCs operating in the CEEMEA region and beyond. He makes frequent presentations at CEO and Board level (over 100). He has personal friendships with leading executives in Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, Raiffeisen, Robert Bosch and many, many others.
He holds and has held a number of non-executive and advisory board memberships.
Dr Thorniley was educated at Oxford University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a diploma and a doctorate degree in Soviet Political Economy.
Dr Thorniley has also given guest presentations at Executive MBA courses on behalf of Oxford University, the University of Chicago, IESE (Spain) and the Central European University in Budapest. The executive MBA students at Chicago rated him “best speaker” on 12 occasions out of 12 over 5 years.
He has published three books, including one on Russia with Macmillan (UK/USA) and two with Profile books on Doing Business in Global Emerging Markets. He regularly contributes to several journals including The Economist and Time magazine. He makes frequent appearances on BBC and Channel 4 Television, CNN, CNBC as well as occasional radio interviews around the world.
Daniel offers decision makers a wealth of useful actionable information, focusing on the business environment, market entry and development, banking, financing, politics and economic situation. Daniel speaks about all major markets of the world (USA, Europe, the UK) specialising in emerging markets such as China, Russia, India, the Middle East and Central Europe.
“Danny Thorniley is a remarkable public speaker. Knowledgeable, insightful, provocative and very funny.”
Rt Hon John Major