april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business

Opening Round table 
"NAVIGATING Emerging MArkets in a World of Transition"

The opening panel brings together diverse geographic and functional experiences – diplomat, practitioner, economists and bankers. The opening discussion will explore trade wars, the impact of the changing demographics, corruption in EMs and the changing political landscapes. Come prepared with questions.


Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

  • Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.
  • Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. He co-authored Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists with Luigi Zingales in 2003. He then wrote Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010.
  • Dr. Rajan is a member of the Group of Thirty. He was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under the age of 40. The other awards he has received include the Infosys prize for the Economic Sciences in 2012, the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney Central Banker Governor of the Year 2014, and Banker Magazine (FT Group) Central Bank Governor of the Year 2016.

zalmay khalilzad

Former US Ambassador to the UN, Afghanistan and Iraq

  • Zalmay Khalilzad is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush and the author of The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World. He has been involved with U.S. policy makers at the White House, State Department and Pentagon since the mid-1980s, and was the highest-ranking Muslim American in the Bush administration. Khalilzad’s previous assignments in the Administration include U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.
  • Currently, Khalilzad is a U.S. counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the president of Khalilzad Associates, an international business consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

Manuel SÁnchez

Economist and Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico

  • Manuel Sánchez is a Mexican economist with a wide-ranging professional career that includes positions in banking, central banking and academics. He was a Member of the Governing Board and Vice Governor at the Bank of Mexico, Mexico’s central bank. He’s also been a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, director of Investment at Valanza México (the private equity unit of BBVA), and Chief economist at Bancomer Financial Group. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.


Chairman, KPMG Africa and National Senior Partner, KPMG Nigeria

  • Kunle Elebute is the Chairman, KPMG Africa and is the National Senior Partner (NSP), KPMG in Nigeria. He has over 35 years of professional experience advising clients in the private/public sectors in Nigeria, West and Sub-Sahara Africa. Prior to assuming the role of the NSP, Kunle served as Head of various sectors including the Financial Services Industry (FSI) and more recently Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH).
  • Kunle qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and has led various strategic and transformational projects for local & global clients. He was admitted as a Partner in 1996 and over the years led the Financial Services Audit Practice; Financial Advisory Services and was the Head of Advisory Services with responsibility for Deal Advisory, Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Information Technology Advisory.
  • He is a member of the KPMG Global Board, as well as the KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMA) Board. He currently serves as an Executive Member of the KPMG Africa Global Infrastructure Group. Kunle serves on various not-for-profit Boards such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group; Society for Family Health and American Business Council, amongst others.

Madhav Rajan

Dean, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting

  • Madhav Rajan joined the Chicago Booth faculty on July 1, 2017, as Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting.
  • His primary area of research interest is the economics-based analysis of management accounting issues, especially as they relate to the choice of internal control and performance systems in firms. He has carried out analytical, empirical, and field-based research on the role of information in incentive contracting, the value of nonfinancial and subjective performance measures, and the structural properties and usefulness of common financial ratios.
  • Before joining Booth, Rajan spent 16 years on the faculty of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was the Robert K. Jaedicke Professor of Accounting, with a courtesy appointment in the Law School. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2010-2016, overseeing the school’s MBA program. From 2002-2010, he was area coordinator for the accounting faculty group. Previously, he served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, from 1990-2001.
  • While at Stanford, Rajan received the Robert T. Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service (2017), and the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award (2004). He also was the recipient of the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching at Wharton (2000) and the Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory (1990).
  • Rajan has served as editor of The Accounting Review, as well as Associate Editor for both the Accounting and Operations areas for Management Science. He has twice been a plenary speaker at the AAA Management Accounting Conference. He is coauthor of Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, whose 16th edition was published by Pearson Prentice Hall in January 2017. He is also coauthor of Managerial Accounting, whose first edition was published by Pearson in January 2013.
  • He is a Director of Cavium, Inc. and iShares, Inc. and a Trustee of the iShares Trust.
  • Rajan received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Madras, India, and an MS in Accounting, an MS in Industrial Administration, and a PhD in Accounting from Carnegie Mellon University.