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Dr Daniel Thorniley is a leading authority on global emerging markets, in particular Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa office, based in Vienna. He is formerly Senior Vice President with the Economist Intelligence Unit where he ran the CEEMEA operations including its CEO peer group programmes and a series of business-to-government dialogues.

He has over 25 years' experience observing and advising senior executives about global business strategies, with special focus and expertise on the BRIC markets (Brazil , Russia, India, China) along with other emerging markets. He has spent many years managing the Economist Intelligence Unit's client, advisory and research services, which included a senior executive membership programme on Central Eastern European Middle-East and Africa . He personally chairs and leads top level discussion at conferences and government roundtables around the world.

He conducts a number of public speeches and in-house briefings. He writes custom reports and advises on many business issues, his broad experience spanning many areas, including global financial, economic and political affairs, issues investment and operational decisions. He regularly works with investment banks, consultants and various service firms to support their key' client group activities.

He contributes to various media and is a published author. "Doing Business in Emerging Markets" (Profile Books 2004) was co-written with Nenad Pacek most recently and he previously wrote "The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Communist Party" (Macmillan), "Rural Economics and Rural Sociology: East-West Perspectives" (Gower), "East-West Trade in the Gorbachev Era" , in the Regional Review of Eastern Europe (NATO Books) and "A Business Profile of the Soviet Agroindustrial Sector" (Business International). He is a contributor to Time, East European Newsletter, Foreign Report, Moscow Times. He has been featured regularly on the BBC, CNN, Channel Four (UK) and CNBC.

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.

Daniel Thorniley is a graduate of Worcester College, University of Oxford (1977) graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Diploma in Russian Language and Soviet Politics (1979) from the University of Surrey with subsequently attended the Centre for Russian and East European studies, UK where he gained his Doctorate in Soviet political economy (1982).

He is proficient in French, Russian and German.

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