John Thornton

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Person.png John Thornton  Rdf-icon.png
(academic, businessman, financier)
Born1954-01-02
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard College, Oxford University, Yale University

Career

Thornton joined Goldman Sachs in 1980 and became a partner at age 34.[1] In 1983, he founded and developed Goldman Sachs' European mergers and acquisitions business. He first began work in London in 1985, and 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. He announced his retirement from Goldman Sachs in 2003 to take up an academic position in China, although he would remain an adviser on issues related to China. According to the New York Times, Thornton's decision to retire "was prompted by a recognition that Mr. Paulson, who is 56, plans to remain Goldman's leader for at least three to five more years, delaying Mr. Thornton's expected promotion."[1]

Thornton has served on the boards of many large public companies including China Unicom, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Intel and News Corporation. He is currently Executive Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation,[2] a member of the board of Ford Motor Company[3] and also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Pinebridge Investments.[4]

He is also Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Brookings Institution.


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Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/19993 June 19996 June 1999Portugal
Sintra
Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
Brussels
Genval
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
Stenungsund
Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Virginia
Chantilly
Westfields Marriott
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
Versailles
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
Stresa


References

  1. a b https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/25/business/co-president-at-goldman-announces-his-retirement.html?pagewanted=all
  2. "John L. Thornton | PineBridge Investments". www.pinebridge.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. "Ford Online Annual Report 2014 - Board of Directors and Executives". corporate.ford.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  4. "Barrick Gold Corporation - Company - Management". www.barrick.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").


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