Advisory Group

Sandiip Bhammer

Sandiip Bhammer, MBA ’04

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

Roberto Cañizares, BS '71, MBA '74

Ex-President, MSA International
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Chi Fan Johnson Cheng, MBA'14

Founder of Voyager Capital
Nell Cady-Kruse

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

Board of Directors and Chair, Board Enterprise Risk Committee for Barclays Bank Delaware
Rustom Desai - MBA '95

Rustom Desai, MBA ’95

Senior lecturer at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business, Global Technology Executive, and Board Director
Xiaojun Huang

Xiaojun Huang, MBA '19

Executive Vice President, Bank of China, USA
Timothy Heyman

Timothy Heyman

President, Franklin Templeton Asset Management Mexico
Paul Kavuma

Paul Kavuma, MBA '93

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Principal Partners
Cristina Manzano

Cristina Manzano

Director, Esglobal
Felipe Garza Medina

Felipe Garza Medina, MBA ’80

President PTA Business, Alpek (Alfa Group)
Sam Sotoodeh

Sam Sotoodeh, MBA '86

President, Acquisition Group

Georges Ugeux

Chairman & CEO, Galileo Global Advisors
Robert Staley - BS '58, MBA '59

Robert Staley, BS '58, MBA '59

Former Chairman of Emerson Electric
Henry Renard – BS ’54, MBA ’55

Henry Renard, BS '54, MBA '55

Executive Vice President of Inverness Counsel
Gaurav Trivedi

Gaurav Trivedi, MBA'19

Economist, IFC (World Bank Group)
Hangyu Lin

Hangyu Lin, MS'21

Student, Cornell Tech

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