Advisory Group

Sandiip Bhammer

Sandiip Bhammer, MBA ’04

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

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

Chief Risk Officer Wholesale Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Roberto Cañizares

Roberto Cañizares, BS '71, MBA '74

Retired President of MSA International
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Chi Fan Johnson Cheng, MBA'14

Founder of Voyager Capital
Rustom Desai - MBA '95

Rustom Desai, MBA ’95

Senior lecturer at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business, Global Technology Executive, and Board Director
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Claude A. Echahamian

President and General Manager, Corning International
Felipe Garza Medina

Felipe Garza Medina, MBA ’80

President PTA Business, Alpek (Alfa Group)
Timothy Heyman

Timothy Heyman

President, Franklin Templeton Asset Management Mexico

Xiaojun Huang, MBA '19

Executive Vice President, Bank of China, USA
Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma, MBA '93

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Principal Partners
Hangyu Lin

Hangyu Lin, MS'21

Student, Cornell Tech
Cristina Manzano

Cristina Manzano

Director, Esglobal
Mark Mobius

Mark Mobius

Founding Partner, Mobius Capital Partners
Denise Odaro

Denise Odaro

Head of Investor Relations, IFC
Henry Renard – BS ’54, MBA ’55

Henry Renard, BS '54, MBA '55

President Sumifox

Gianna Cardoso Sagazio

Director of Innovation, National Confederation of Industry - Brazil
Sam Sotoodeh

Sam Sotoodeh, MBA '86

President, Acquisition Group
Robert Staley - BS '58, MBA '59

Robert Staley, BS '58, MBA '59

Retired Vice-Chairman of Emerson Electric
Gaurav Trivedi

Gaurav Trivedi, MBA'19

Economist, IFC (World Bank Group)

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

Amanda Ward

"The Emerging Markets Conference is an amazing experience and was one of the main reasons I chose to attend Johnson. The conference aims to shed light on the major trends in emerging markets, the networking opportunity is unprecedented to meet with policy and business leaders from around the world and the competitions truly allow students to get firsthand experience in problems faced by managers for global companies."

Amanda Ward, MBA '21, EMI Fellow