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Michael Thorneman

Partner, Shanghai

Michael Thorneman is the managing partner of Bain & Company's Greater China practice with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. 

He is a senior leader in the firm's Private Equity, Industrial Goods & Services, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. He is also engaged with Bain's Developing Market 100 initiative.

Michael has nearly 25 years of management consulting experience, with more than 13 years of experience living and working in China. He advises multinational corporations as well as Chinese companies.

He has served leading companies across a range of industries, including industrial goods and services and consumer products. He serves private equity and corporate clients in the areas of strategy, performance improvement, M&A, organization and investments. He also holds deep expertise in commercial due-diligence, portfolio company performance improvement and fund strategy.

Before he relocated to China, Michael served clients throughout Europe in the Stockholm, London and Brussels offices. He frequently speaks at executive summits and has been quoted by major media outlets on topics relating to private equity, M&A and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining Bain in 1995, Michael worked in business consulting and the telecommunications industry. He also served as a Systems & Telecommunication Sergeant in the Royal Swedish Navy.

Michael holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, an MScEE from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and an International Baccalaureate from United Nations International School, New York. He received the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Scholarship for his studies at INSEAD.

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