Advisory Group

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

Independent Board Director & Chair of Risk Committee, Barclays US LLC
Roberto Cañizares headshot

Roberto Cañizares, BS '71, MBA '74

Retired President of MSA International
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Ana Gomez Chapman, BS '93

Managing Director at Hamilton Lane
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Chi Fan Johnson Cheng, MBA '14

Founder of Voyager Capital
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Rudra Dalmia, MBA '00

President of the Johnson Alumni Association in India

Francesco Del Vecchio

Managing Director at Moelis & Company

Rustom Desai, MBA ’95

Senior lecturer at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business, Global Technology Executive, and Board Director
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Anindo Dutta, MBA '05

Alliances & Ecosystems Leader, EY Asia-Pacific
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Claude A. Echahamian

President and General Manager, Corning International
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Heather Henyon, MBA '03

Founding Partner, Mindshift Capital
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Timothy Heyman

Comanager, B. Traven Estate
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Xiaojun Huang, MBA '19

Executive Vice President, Bank of China USA
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Paul Kavuma, MBA '93

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Principal Partners
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Geoffrey Lim, MBA '00

President of the Johnson Alumni Association in Hong Kong
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Mark Mobius

Founding Partner, Mobius Capital Partners
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Denise Odaro

Head of ESG and Sustainability, PAI Partners
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Henry Renard, BS '54, MBA '55

President at Sumifox
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Gianna Cardoso Sagazio

CEO, SOSA Brazil
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Robert Staley, BS '58, MBA '59

Retired Vice-Chairman of Emerson Electric
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Gaurav Trivedi, MBA '19

Senior Economic Policy and Strategy Specialist at International Finance Corporation
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Georges Ugeux

Chairman and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors
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Wim Vandenhoeck, MBA '94

Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco US

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

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"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