Michael J. Dunne arrived in Shanghai in 1990, three days removed from graduation, at a time when China prohibited the personal ownership of cars. Over the course of his career, he founded and sold his first company, then served as CEO of J.D. Power in China. During the 2000s and 2010s Dunne played a pivotal role advancing the growth of American and European companies in key Asian markets including China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. He later served as President of General Motors operations in Indonesia.
Twenty-five years since Dunne started doing business in the country, the Chinese now own 300 million cars. Having had a front row seat to this staggering growth, Dunne returned to the United States, where he now serves as an advisor, speaker and author. His touted keynotes offer a unique vision and expertise on the future of China, its autonomous and electric vehicle industries, and what it all means for the United States. Dunne reveals how China’s global ambitions are triggering an upheaval in the world’s fast changing auto-tech industry, an era some have referred to as the biggest disruption “since Henry Ford”.
Says Automotive News, “Few people know China’s auto industry better than Michael Dunne.”
Michael Dunne launched his next venture, “ZoZo Go”, an auto-tech advisory group, earlier this year. Based in Hong Kong, the company recently opened its U.S. operations in San Diego, CA.