Advisory Group

Mark Bissell

Mark Bissell, MBA ’82

Chairman & CEO, Bissell Homecare, Inc.

Sandiip Bhammer

Sandiip Bhammer, MBA ’04

Portfolio Manager, South-Asia Investment Fund, SPC at DA Capital

Nell Cady-Krusel

Nell Cady-Kruse, BS '84, MBA '85

Board of Directors and Chair, Board Enterprise Risk Committee for Barclays Bank Delaware

Roberto Cañizares, BS '71, MBA '74

Ex-President, MSA International

Rustom Desai

Rustom Desai, MBA ’95

CEO, Corning India

Paul Galant

Paul Galant, BS '90

CEO, VeriFone

Mario Garnero

Mario Garnero

Chairman, Brasilinvest Group

Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma, MBA '93

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Principal Partners

Felipe Garza Medina

Felipe Garza Medina, MBA ’80

President PTA Business, Alpek (Alfa Group)

Georges Ugeux

Georges Ugeux

Chairman & CEO, Galileo Global Advisors

Significant Financial Supporters

In addition to our corporate partners, the Emerging Markets Institute would also like to recognize the significant financial support of the following individuals.

Their contributions have enabled us to fund operations, provide grants for faculty, and facilitate programs for students:

(in alphabetical order)

  • Mark Bissell, MBA ’82
  • Nell Cady-Kruse, BS ’84, MBA ’85
  • Rob Canizares, BS ’71, MBA ’74
  • Peter Luerrsen, MBA ’87
  • James Morgan, BS ’60, MBA ‘63
  • Bob Staley BME ’58, MBA ‘59 
  • Al Suter, BME ’58, MBA’59

Additional funds are being sought and contributions are always welcome.  For giving information, please contact Lourdes Casanova, Academic Director at


Damian T. Kearney, MBA '15

“EMI funding enabled me to take an internship in international development consulting in the Philippines. I worked in a rigorous environment, with clients dedicated to assisting victims of disaster relief. ”

- Damian T. Kearney, MBA '15
EMI Fellow

EMI Fellow Calvin Okwuego, MPA ’16

Calvin Okwuego talks about his experience as a fellow with the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson.