Dr. Daniel Thorniley

President of DT Global Business Consulting

Dr. Daniel Thorniley is a leading authority on global emerging markets. The former Senior Vice President of The Economist Group, a position he held for 19 years, is now Senior Consultant to over 200 companies in East-Central Europe, Russia, The Middle East and Africa as well as a member of the Global Advisory Board of Aecom.

"Danny Thorniley is a remarkable public speaker. Knowledgeable, insightful, provocative and very funny." Rt Hon John Major

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  • Global Business Trends and Corporate Strategy
  • Business Trends in East-Central Europe
  • The Global Economic Landscape
  • Market Entry and Development
  • Banking and Financing
  • Opening the Chinese Market
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Dr Thorniley presents in English.

How he presents

A challenging, informative and well balanced speaker, Daniel's scintillating presentations are both high content and factual and delivered with his trademark sense of humour. He is able to entertain the audience through a two-fold approach combining insight and provocative commentary.


  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets
  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Communist Party
  • Rural Economics and Rural Sociology: East-West Perspectives
  • A Business Profile of the Soviet Agro-industrial Sector

In Detail

Educated at Oxford University, Dr Thorniley also holds a Doctorate from the Centre for Russian and European Studies and contributes to several journals. He makes frequent appearances on BBC and Channel 4 Television, CNN, CNBC as well as occasional radio interviews around the world. Previously Dr Thorniley worked at the United Nations as the United Kingdom representative at the Vienna Centre, a United Nations office for political and economic research, based in Vienna, Austria. He delivers in-house briefings to the boards of major US and European companies and has held several advisory Board roles with major multinational companies.


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.



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