G. Richard Thoman

Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board, Desautels Global Expert; Chairman, CEO & President, Corporate Perspectives
G. Richard Thoman



Mr. Thoman, a McGill graduate (BA ’66, Honours) is managing partner of Corporate Perspectives, a corporate strategy advisory and private investment firm. He is also an adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a visiting Professor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is unique in being a “top five” executive in four “Fortune 75” companies in three industries. He served as CEO of Xerox Corporation and in senior positions at IBM, Nabisco International and American Express. He also worked at Evercore Partners, McKinsey and Company, CitiBank, and Exxon Mr. Thoman serves on a number of corporate and not‐for‐profit boards including Schneider Electric, US Insead Advisory Board, the Americas Society, the Council of the Americas, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the French American Foundation. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations, where he serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee. He has also served on the Boards of DaimlerChrysler, the Chrysler Company,Xerox Corporation, Fuji‐Xerox and the Banker Trust Corporation. He was awarded a Legion of Honour by the French government.

Mr. Thoman holds MA and MALD degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (co‐administered by Harvard University); a Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; and a PhD from the Fletcher School. He joined the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board in December 2003.

Specialization by geographical area: 
New York
Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board
Desautels Global Experts
Investment Management

McGill Desautels International Advisory and Advancement Board

Comprised of highly successful industry leaders from around the globe, who provide regular support and recommendations to our Dean and the Faculty. 


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