Richard CoyleRichard J. Coyle

Executive Director

Richard J. Coyle is the Executive Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson. From 2007-10 he was a Senior Director for International Corporate Affairs for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he supported the European retail market and the Global Procurement organization with media and government relations. He has developed significant expertise in crisis communications as the corporate spokesperson for business practices and factory conditions in the world’s largest supply chain. Prior to this, he served as Maine’s State Director of International Trade and President of the Maine International Trade Center. In addition to his MBA from Johnson, Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an Advanced Graduate Business Certificate from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. Richard is the recipient of the Order of Merit, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his efforts to advance international trade. 

Andrea SherwoodAndrea Sherwood

Institute Coordinator

Andrea joined the Emerging Markets Institute as the Institute Coordinator in November 2012. Her responsibilities for the Institute include organizing daily administrative and operational and student activities. She joins the Institute with over twenty years of Cornell experience.  Most recently, Andrea worked in the Admissions and Financial Aid office here at Johnson for eleven years.  Prior to that, she worked in Cornell's Office of Government and Community Relations and Facilities Services Administration.  A local to the area her entire life, Andrea enjoys spending time fly fishing New York's waterways with her husband.

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.

Humberto Luiz RibeiroHumberto Luiz Ribeiro

Visiting Scholar

Humberto Luiz Ribeiro is a Brazilian entrepreneur, who has started up numerous ventures in the information technology, business process management & outsourcing, and biocapacity sectors. In 2011, he was appointed as the Secretary of Commerce and Services within the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. While there, he streamlined processes for establishing corporations from 120 days to 48 hours, and helped create 4 million new businesses. He created the Brazilian Official Catalog for Investment Opportunities, helping to attract a record $180 billion in foreign direct investment, and was directly involved in public policies to foster entrepreneurship and achieve the lowest unemployment rate in Brazil since 1998. In August, 2014 he joined Johnson @ Cornell as a Visiting Scholar and will be focusing his research on the growth of services sector in emerging markets.

Humberto holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Brasilia, an MBA in Government Administration and has participated in executive programs at MIT, INSEAD, the Wharton School, and Georgetown University. He has been a member of the National Leaders Forum Brazil since 2001. The World Economic Forum nominated Humberto as Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2002, recognized one of his companies as a Global Growth Company in 2007, and asked him to serve as a Global Council Member in 2012. He is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Federal Medal of Victory from Brazil in 2014.

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.

Samantha RullánSamantha Rullán

Research Fellow

Samantha Rullán holds a J.D. from TEC de Monterrey in Mexico, a M.A. in History of French Law (Université de Poitiers, France), a M.A in Geopolitics and International Relations (IEP, Toulouse, France), M.A. in European Law (College of Europe) and a PhD in International Relations and European Integration with the “European Doctor” Mention of the Doctoral Thesis (UAB, Spain). Since 2002, she has tenure as a full time researcher at the Institute of Economic and Social Studies at Universidad Veracruzana and is currently a visiting Scholar at Cornell University (2014- present). Member of the National Researchers System (SNI) in Mexico and the Research Group “Strategic and International Studies.” Her research interests are: Innovation, Mobile telephones in Latin America, internationalization of Latin American businesses and European integration.

Rebecca Derven

Rebecca Derven

Research Assistant

Rebecca Derven received her B.S. from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Fall 2014. As an undergraduate, Rebecca was a researcher with the Laboratory of Rational Decision Making, under the direction of Dr. Valerie Reyna. Rebecca’s research focus was studying how people make choices about risk.

She joined the Emerging Markets Institute based on her interest in how the global economy is changing as new markets develop and the impact of the financial crisis. Rebecca is excited to be working with Dr. Casanova and learn more about emerging multinationals and wants to apply her research capabilities to study risk in emerging markets.