Richard J. Coyle

Richard J. Coyle

Executive Director's Message

EMI Director 9/27/2011 4:31 PM RssIcon
By Richard Coyle on 6/5/2014 9:08 AM
Classes have wrapped up here in Sage Hall, and the Institute has had another full year.  After recruiting a new crop of 26 fellows, we launched into a hosting a conference on “Innovation in Latin America” in New York City in the fall, followed by a series of premiere speakers on campus, such as

o   Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO, GE China

o   Beth Keck, Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

o   Roberto Perli, Partner, Policy Research, Cornerstone Macro

o   Dr. Eswar Prasad – EMI Academic Fellow, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Author of “The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance”.

o   Leora Klapper, Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank

o   H.E. Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of Hungary to the United States

o   H.E. Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico to New York

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By Richard Coyle on 2/11/2014 5:33 PM
By Richard J. Coyle, EMI Executive Director I have been remiss in keeping this blog up to date.  Planning for future events and execution of daily activities seem to overtake me, and a new blog does not always come to mind.



Nevertheless, we have begun a new semester and I have found a time slot for a new blog entry.  First a quick recap – the highlight of last semester was our conference on Innovation in Latin America, which brought a capacity crowd to our venue at the NYC headquarters for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.  With a welcoming address by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, the new Mexican Consul General to New York and a lunchtime keynote address by Virun Rampersad, Managing Director and Head of Global Innovation, BNY Mellon, we took the audience through a plethora of examples of how the region is encouraging innovation.  We followed up with speakers from Goldman Sachs, KPMG, IBM, Connect, IDB, American Apparel Producers Network and Cornell University who delivered the...
By Richard Coyle on 9/25/2013 5:05 PM
We opened the new academic year with a series of events, beginning with a visit by Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO of GE China, and a member of the EMI Advisory Board.  Mark encouraged students to consider China in their career plans, and forecasted continued strong growth ahead.  We then took a group of students from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Johnson to New York City for appointments with Sotheby’s, the UN, New York Wheel, LLC and the NYSE Euronext, to learn how global markets work and how public private partnerships are formed.

In October, we will be hosting Beth Keck from Wal-Mart Corporate Affairs, who will explain how Wal-Mart customizes its market entry strategies, as it continues to expand its global reach.

On October 16, we will be hosting “Innovation in Latin America” in New York City, with a focus on highlight new products, services and ideas which emanate from this critically important region.  Opening address will be by Sandra Fuentes-Berain, the new Consul General of Mexico to New York, and the keynote will be by the Global Head of Innovation at BNY/Mellon, Virun Rampersad.  Informative panels will address an economic overview, financial services, IT sector and manufacturing innovations with representatives from Goldman Sachs, World Bank, KPMG, EY, IBM, Connect Bogota, MSA International and the Americas Apparel Producers Network.  Plus, the InterAmerican Development Bank will discuss their upcoming report on Latin American infrastructure. 

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By Richard Coyle on 6/10/2013 1:12 PM
We just wrapped up the graduation of 14 Fellows from the Emerging Markets Institute.  I am excited that they are heading off to full time roles ranging from Boston Consulting Group in Indonesia and Private Equity in Ethiopia.  They are an impressive bunch, and I foresee them continuing to contribute valuable insights back to our institute.

At the same time, we are gearing up for a full Summer and Fall semester.  On June 19, we are hosting an Emerging Market Roundtable at Citi on Park Avenue in New York.  There will be two sessions: one on “Managing Risk” and the other on “Forming Public Private Partnerships”.  On September 3, Mark Hutchinson, CEO of GE China will be making a return visit to Ithaca, while on September 4, we are hosting Michel Temer, the Vice President of Brazil, for breakfast at the Cornell Club in New York.  Mr. Temer will give us an overview of the opportunities in the Brazilian economy.  In mid-October, we will present a full day conference on “Innovation in Latin America”.  We hope to...
By Richard Coyle on 2/20/2013 2:07 PM
The Emerging Markets Institute had a full fall semester with a highly successful conference on Brazil and speakers such as the CEO of GE China, a senior manager from the U.S./India Business Council, a leading professor from  Tsingua University, The Mayor of Athens, Greece,  the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, the retired Chair and CEO of Infosys, a Director and Portfolio Manager from Blackrock, the former Vice President of International Asset Protection & Security from Wal-Mart, and a Principal in Corporate Finance from KPMG in Israel. We recruited 28 new candidates into the Emerging Markets Fellows program, and expect to graduate 20 in May.  These students are finding roles both in the emerging markets and in headquarters operations with emerging market responsibilities.  The fellows are well prepared with coursework in emerging markets finance, operations, marketing and strategy, and have completed a management consulting project and several study trips.In February, the Institute travelled to Washington,...
By Richard Coyle on 8/30/2012 3:51 PM
We are kicking off the new academic year with a full slate of activities. We already hosted Mark Hutchinson, the President and CEO of GE China, who met with students interested in careers in emerging markets. This weekend we have twelve students arriving from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, who will be participating with Johnson students in the International Consulting Practicum, a class where the students work with global companies on real world business challenges. We will be visiting Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox in Rochester, as well as Alvarez & Marsal, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Jina Ventures, BNY Mellon, and NYSE Euronext in New York City. On September 20, we will be presenting the second international conference “Brazil: A pathway into the future. Infrastructure as the backbone for Development and Prosperity in Brazil” at the Cornell Club in New York City. Our conference is being headlined by Humberto Ribeiro, Secretary of Commerce and Service in the Brazilian Ministry...
By Richard Coyle on 4/30/2012 1:03 PM
Hello Friends of EMI,

My assistant, Nichole, came to me and said, "We need a title for this entry".  I thought she said, "We need a title of the century."  After giving it some thought, I really could not come up with anything better than "Title of the Century", and thus my most recent blog was named.

As I write this, I am working with students from Johnson and ESCP, a pan European business school, on wrapping up their global consulting projects. The Johnson and ESCP students had been working on teams to tackle diverse project such as helping a medical device company to enter the Brazilian marketplace, sorting out call center and customer service issues for a major software company, assisting a French bank to enter Africa, and expanding the Latin American market for a major chip manufacturer. The ESCP students visited us for 10 days to finalize. The projects have proved to be challenging, but also rewarding. We are enjoying the exchange of cultures and business school formats while bringing the consulting projects to a close.

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By Richard Coyle on 2/2/2012 4:24 PM
Welcome to the inaugural blog from the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson.  We have aggressive plans ahead of us for the coming semester. Please continue to watch our website, as we are planning significant additions to our content.  Our goal is to make our website into a one stop shop for information related to the emerging markets.

In December, 2011 we announced our first class of Emerging Market fellow candidates.  These 16 students will have to complete a rigorous body of coursework, a management practicum, and study trips during their tenure here at Johnson.  When finished, they will be designated as “fellows” and be qualified to assume roles either directly in emerging markets, or in headquarters/regional offices with emerging market responsibilities.   The students come from a variety of professional backgrounds and countries, and will be enhancing our programming and thought leadership.

The Institute is already at work bringing exciting speakers to Johnson.   Last fall, we were pleased...
Max Spivak, MBA ‘14

“EMI allowed me to develop my passion for the emerging markets which resulted in a summer associate position with McKinsey in Moscow.”

- Max Spivak, MBA ‘14
EMI Fellow