People: China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd (0762.HK)
20 Dec 2013
Mr. John Lawson Thornton is an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd., since October 2008. Mr. Thornton is a Professor and Director of the Global Leadership Program, and Chairman of the Advisory Board, at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He is the Co-Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange). He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a Director of HSBC Holdings plc (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, Paris Stock Exchange and Bermuda Stock Exchange), as well as a Director of Ford Motor Company (listed on the New York Stock Exchange). Mr. Thornton is a trustee, director, advisory board member or member of China Foreign Affairs University, China Investment Corporation, China Securities Regulatory Commission, The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, Council on Foreign Relations, General Atlantic, The Hotchkiss School, McKinsey Knowledge Council, Morehouse College, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Mr. Thornton served as a Director of News Corporation from June 2004 to November 2012, a Director of Intel Corporation from July 2003 to May 2010, a Director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited from October 2005 to November 2008, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Netcom from October 2004 to November 2008. Mr. Thornton retired in July 2003 as President and a Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Thornton received an A.B. in history from Harvard College in 1976, a B.A. and M.A. in jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1978 and an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management in 1980.
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