emerging markets summit

May 9, 2019

University of Chicago, Harper Center

Chicago Booth's largest student-led conference


2019 speakers


social impact

Alberto Gomez-Obregon

Director of Portfolio, Acumen

Jesse Sullivan

CEO, Alter Global


Co-founder, Hello Tractor

Sundeep Vira

Chief Growth Officer, The Academy Group

Latin America


sergio clavijo

Former Finance Deputy of Colombia; Current President, ANIF

caroline merin

COO, Rappi


VP of Talent, Breca

Guillermo Ortiz

Former Central Bank Governor, Mexico

Roberto Castello Branco

CEO, Petrobras

Andres Jaime

LatAm Market Strategist, Morgan Stanley

Walter Bayly

CEO, Credicorp

Francisco Perez Mackenna

CEO, Quiñenco

Gabriel España

Principal Investment Officer Emerging Markets, IFC

Hernán Büchi

Former Minister of Finance, Chile

MÁrcio Schettini

General Director, Itaú Unibanco

Marisol Pérez-Chow

Co-founder, Play Business


Asia pacific


Satya Patel

Currency Rates Portfolio Manager, Matthews Capital


Head of Global Public Policy, VIPKID

Pedro Uria-Recio

Head of Analytics, Axiata


Director of Global Strategic Initiatives, World Business Chicago

Cheryl Yeoh

EIR, Silicon Valley Bank

Peter Fuhrman

CEO, China First Capital


Director, Mainland SEA, US-ASEAN Business Council

James Qiu

Head of Finance/Regional CFO, eBay SEA

Siva Yam

President, US-China Chamber of Commerce

Zhiguo He

Booth Professor

Cerise Miller

Associate Director - Global Engagement, Polsky Center

Gary Khoo

Product Lead, BorgWarner


South asia


Ali Jehangir Siddiqui

Former Pakistani US Ambassador

Anurag Mathur

CEO, Savills India

Krishnamurthy Subramanian

Chief Economic Advisor, India

Nagesh Basavanhalli

CEO, Greaves Cotton

Samir Sood

All Things Business & Chief Believer, Venture Highway Capital

Hari EpPanapally

Co-Founder, GITA Fund Inc.; Chairman, Lead India Foundation


Provincial Minister for Finance, Khyber Pakthtunkhwa, Pakistan


CEO and Co-founder, Springboard

Sashi P. Reddi

Founder, SRI Capital

Pradeep Chintagunta

Booth Professor

Rohan Kekre

Booth Professor

Sreepathy Viswanathan

Senior VP, Hinduja Global Solutions

Raghuram rajan

Booth Professor and Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Ashish Saraf

Head of Helicopters, Airbus India & South Asia

George Chellapa

Manager, Technology Commercialization, Polsky Center

Adam Creighton

Economics Editor, The Australian




J.K. Khalil

General Manager, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain Mastercard

Robert Kukulka

Deputy Global CFO and Head of Capital Markets, Real Estate and Infrastructure Department Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Fahad Al-Sharekh

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Techinvest


Business Editor, France 24


sub-saharan AFRICA


Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Ghana

Prof. Randall Kroszner

Deputy Dean, Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Van Jones

Co-founder, Hello Tractor

Olugbenga agboola

Co-founder, Flutterwave

Tomiwa Igun

Manager, BCG

Toyin Umesiri

CEO, Nazaru; Ambassador, Intra-African Trade Fair

Gavin Serkin

CEO, Frontier Funds

Efosa Ojomo

Global Prosperity Lead, Clayton Christen Institute

Edward Hightower

Author, Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization

Afua Osei

Co-Founder, She Leads Africa

Tanja Boskovic

Director, Blackrock

Katéy Assem

Board Member, Opportunity International; Former Executive Director, Chicago State University Foundation