MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF BUILDING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN AUSTRALIA & CHINA
What David Thomas brings to the National CEO Role
builder of long term sustainable relationships, partnerships and networks built on trust, integrity and transparency
inspires, motivates and empowers global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to succeed in the Asian Century
lifelong passion and commitment to the opportunities arising from the rise of modern China and its place in the new world order
Who is David Thomas?
Keynote speaker, thought leader and entrepreneur, David Thomas equips business leaders with the knowledge and tools to navigate the cross-cultural challenges involved in doing business in Asia Pacific and helps them develop their own strategy for success in the region. He is well known in Australia as a ‘China Expert’ with a wealth of experience in financial services, business and investment, having lived and worked in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Over the past thirty years, he has inspired, motivated and educated global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to pay attention to the massive growth potential offered by modern China and other emerging countries and taken them on a journey to identify and build long-term business and investment relationships. Link to Bio
Letters of Support
The Hon. Warwick L. Smith AO LLB
I have known David for many years and am impressed by his passion and conviction for the Australia China relationship and his abilities as a communicator, relationship builder and leader. David is the ideal person to grow the national membership.
Dr Luca de Leonardis, Head of Invest Hong Kong (AU & NZ)
I have always been amazed by his knowledge at different levels (political, social and economical) and passion for China and Hong Kong. I highly recommend David as the National CEO for the ACBC.
Stephanie Christopher, CEO, The Executive Connection
David is an excellent relationship builder and a passionate communicator and I wholeheartedly endorse his application to lead the ACBC. As the CEO of ACBC, he would be a very welcome partner to TEC.
Ms Bonnie Shek, Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (AU & NZ)
David has established a vast network in China, travelled extensively in various Chinese cities. He has bridged cultural differences and enabled business exchanges between Australia & China.
Michael Harkins, Australia China Friendship and Exchange Association
With the current state of the Australia-China relationship at an all-time low, I believe David would be exactly the right choice for the vacant National CEO position.
Mr Jin Yangtong (David), General Manager, China Construction Bank, Sydney
I have a high regard for David's capabilities as a leader and relationship-builder, and am aware of his passion and commitment to promoting opportunities for Australia and China.
Videos of Interest
Think Global: China Edition show trailer 2018
Message of support from Dale Beaumont, Business Blueprint
Message of support from Dan Thomas, Chief Communications Officer, UN Global Compact
BRIC+ Study Tours: China preview 2006