Lourdes CasanovaLourdes Casanova

Senior Lecturer of Management and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with a focus on emerging markets multinationals. A Fulbright Scholar with a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona. Visiting professor at Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Judge Business School at University of Cambridge and at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford, University of Zurich, and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank. Taught and directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers from multinationals including Telefonica, BBVA and Cemex and the Brazilian Confederation of Industries.   Co-author with Julian Kassum of: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, forthcoming in 2014, Palgrave Macmillan, author of Global Latinas: Latin America's emerging multinationals', 2009, Palgrave Macmillan, co author of Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, 2011, Ariel and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.  Member of Latin America Global Agenda Council and the Competitiveness in Latin America task force of the World Economic Forum, Advisory Committee European Union/ Brazil, World Investment Network at UNCTAD, the B20 Task Force on ICT and Innovation in Los Cabos, responsible at INSEAD of Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative and co-leading InnovaLatino on Innovation in Latin America. Board member of the Boyce Thompson Institute, the start-up Documenta, founding Board Member of the Societe des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau and member of the Advisory Council of the Tompkins Public Library.


Samantha Rull├ínSamantha Rullán

Assistant Director

Joined the Emerging Markets Institute as the Assistant Director in September 2015. Visiting Scholar at the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University (2014-to date). Advisor to the President of Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico on European affairs and strategic projects for 11 years (2002-2013), Visiting Scholar at INSEAD France (2007-2008) and INSEAD Singapore (2008-2009). Since 2002, she has tenure as a full time researcher at the Institute of Economic and Social Studies at Universidad Veracruzana. Member of the National Researchers System (SNI) in Mexico and the Research Group “Strategic and International Studies”. Samantha holds a J.D. from the Tec de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey in Mexico, a M.A. in History of French Law from Université de Poitiers, France, a M.A. in Geopolitics and International Relations from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, France a M.A. in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and a PhD. in International Relations and European Integration with the "European Doctor" Mention for her Doctoral Thesis from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests are: Innovation, Mobile telephones in Latin America, internationalization of Latin American businesses and European integration.


Andrea Sherwood

Andrea Sherwood

Institute Coordinator

Andrea joined the Emerging Markets Institute as the Institute Coordinator in November 2012. Her responsibilities include organizing daily administrative, operational and fellows candidate activities, in addition to managing conferences, seminars and other events. She has twenty-four years of Cornell experience.  Andrea spent eleven years in the Admissions and Financial Aid office here at Johnson assisting prospective students through the application process, handling office administration and serving as Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Admissions.  Prior to that, she worked in Cornell's Office of Government and Community Relations and Facilities Services Administration here at Cornell.  Before coming to Cornell, Andrea worked for The Pyramid Companies as Assistant Construction Manager.  In her free time, Andrea enjoys fly fishing, traveling and cooking.


Sidney CostaChen Chen

Research Assistant

Chen Chen is a PhD candidate from Tsinghua University, China, and holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Nankai University, China. Her research interests focus on Foreign Direct Investment in emerging markets like China and Latin America. She is also a research assistant in Center for the China-Latin America Management Studies of Tsinghua University.

Chen Chen has participated in several research projects, for example, “FDI Impact on China's Ability of Outward Investment” funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, “Location Advantage Research on Latin America and Major Countries based on Inward and Outward FDI”, funded by the Center for China-Latin America Management Studies. She has already published several articles on FDI in the emerging markets.

As part of her doctoral research, Chen Chen is now a visiting scholar at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, funded by China Scholarship Council under the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.


Sukriti JainSukriti Jain

Research Assistant

Sukriti Jain is a Research Assistant at the Emerging Markets Institute at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She has keen interest in the field of finance, emerging markets and sustainability. She holds a Master in Business Administration in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a Bachelor of Business Studies from University of Delhi, India.

Sukriti has extensive experience in commercial banking, investment advisory research and economic analysis. She has worked as a relationship manager with Yes Bank, which is India's 4th largest private sector bank. In this role, she worked on credit sanctions, new business development and servicing end-to-end banking requirements of clients. She also has experience in economic research, specializing in Middle East and North Africa region, and in investment analysis for hedge funds, fund of funds and agri-commodities. In one of her previous roles, she served as Assistant Director at India's apex industry chamber - The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), where she worked on relationship management with government and industry and development of advisory reports submitted to the Prime Minister's office, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Defense, Government of India.