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October 03, 2012

Alumnus to speak about work in China at Rackham Centennial Lecture


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Rackham Centennial Lecture, presented as a part of the Rackham Centennial Alumni Series

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 4pm-5:30pm
Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th floor
915 East Washington St., Ann Arbor

Reception to follow: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Osterman Common Room
South Thayer Building, 202 S. Thayer Street


Michael J. Dunne
President, Dunne & Company Ltd.

A Road Less Traveled: What Happens when you go to Asia Straight after Graduation from the University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, LSA DMC, and Rackham Graduate School.

Speaker Biography: Michael J. Dunne is president of Dunne & Company Ltd., a Hong Kong-based investment advisory firm specializing in Asia’s car markets. He is author of the 2011 book American Wheels Chinese Roads The Story of General Motors in China (John Wiley and Sons).

Three weeks after earning an MBA and MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan in the summer of 1990, Dunne boarded a flight to Asia. He soon founded Automotive Resources Asia (ARA), a car consultancy. ARA expanded operations in China and Southeast Asia over the next decade and became recognized as a leading authority on Asia’s emerging car markets from China to Thailand to India. In 2006, ARA was acquired by J.D. Power and Associates and Dunne was named vice president and managing director for China, based in Shanghai.

Dunne’s commentaries have been published in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Management Review, and Automotive News. He was featured in an acclaimed National Geographic documentary on China’s car culture and has been a featured guest speaker at the JP Morgan China Investor Conference every year between 2006 and 2011. He also appears regularly as a guest expert on Bloomberg, CNBC, and CNN.

A native of Detroit, Michael Dunne speaks Chinese and Thai. He worked in Beijing and Shanghai during the 1990s and 2000s and currently divides his time between China and Jakarta, Indonesia, where he lives with his wife, Merlien, and their three children.

Posted by zzhu at October 3, 2012 05:40 PM