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Tom Manning

Chairman, Northwell / Aegis Ventures Artificial Intelligence Joint Venture

Tom Manning is a board director, corporate advisor, educator, and former S&P 500 company CEO.

He is the former chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet (“D&B”), the global leader in corporate information and data analytics. Prior to D&B, Tom worked and lived in Asia for nearly 20 years, serving as CEO of Cerberus Asia Operations & Advisory Limited, a subsidiary of Cerberus Capital Management, CEO of Capgemini Asia, a leading information technology services company, and CEO of Ernst and Young consulting Asia. He was a senior partner with Bain & Company in silicon valley and was also a practice leader with McKinsey & Company early in his career.

Throughout his career, Tom has emphasized innovation as a venture founder, investor, and advisor. He has been associated with innovations in numerous fields, including healthcare, business services, and consumer products. Early in his career, he was extensively involved in the health field as one of the founders of McKinsey's healthcare consulting practice and as the CEO of a telemedicine company, whose core patent has been cited in over 1,000 subsequent inventions.

Tom currently serves on the Boards of Cresco Labs (CSX), one of the largest medical and adult-use cannabis companies in the U.S, where he is executive chairman; CommScope (NASDAQ), a leading telecom and network technology manufacturer and Fortune 500 company; and, ChinData (NASDAQ) the leading hyperscale data center firm powering the cloud in the Asia Pacific region. In the past, he served as a Director at Dun & Bradstreet and at 5 public companies in China - Clear Media, iSoftStone Holdings limited, Asia info-linkage, Gome electrical appliances company, and the Bank of Communications - and 7 private equity-backed companies in China, India, and the United States. He also currently chairs the Board of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and serves as a director of The Basics, a pioneering firm in early childhood education.

As a third-year Senior Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, Tom is focussing on solutions to income inequality and social enterprise incubation through Harvard Square Labs, which he launched in 2020. He is also an Executive-in-Residence at the Booths School of Business at the University of Chicago and has served on the adjunct faculty at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught courses on corporate governance, private equity, China, and innovation.

Tom speaks Mandarin and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Harvard College a patent holder and noted speaker on China, corporate governance, and globalization, he has been published, quoted, or profiled in various media, including Chief Executive CNBC, Industry Week, NPR, IHT, Businessweek, Financial Times, WSJ, South China Morning Post, Journey of Private Equity, and Pepperdine Law Review.

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