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emerging markets summit

APRIL 16-17, 2021 | VIRTUAL

Chicago Booth's largest student-led conference

 

The New Paradigm: The Way Forward for Emerging Markets

April 16-17, 2021 | Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic, international trade wars, and the global rise of populism have transformed the world and business as we knew it. Leaders in emerging markets seek to understand this new paradigm and chart a path through the uncertainty, towards sustainable economic growth. Many questions arise in this new environment: How will the way businesses operate change because of the coronavirus? How will industries change? And how will the world change?

With their favorable demographic outlook, thirst for innovation, and growing ability to leapfrog past old systems, emerging markets will play a critical role in tackling these global challenges, while leveraging their own unique strengths to do so. Join us at the 2021 Booth Emerging Markets Summit (EMS) as government leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and academics from across regions and disciplines gather for a day of spirited conversation to identify these unique strengths.

Through a series of global and regional panels, we hope to expand on our theme, “The New Paradigm: The Way Forward for Emerging Markets” with professionals from Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East on Friday, April 16 & Saturday April 17.

2021 PANELS


GLOBAL


The New Paradigm: The Way Forward for Emerging Markets

FRI 4/16 @ 8:10AM CST​

Madhav V. Rajan

Moderator

Dean of Booth School of Business

JOSE RAMON VALENTE

President of Econsult & Former Minister of Economy of Chile

WEIWEN HAN

Managing Director of Greater China, Bain & Company

FRED SWANIKER

Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group

AMITABH KANT

Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog

HARNESSING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CASCADE

FRI 4/16 @ 9AM CST

AMITABH KANT

Moderator

Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog

YASHISH DAHIYA

Co-founder & CEO, PolicyBazaar

SONNY VU

CEO, Arevo

AMIT X GUPTA

Head of APAC Startup Business Development Programs and Operations, AWS

PRASHANT TANDON

CEO & Founder, 1mg

THE NEW MACROECONOMIC NORMAL - MONETARY POLICY IN THE POST COVID WORLD

FRI 4/16 @ 1PM CST

RANDALL S. KROSZNER

Moderator

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

ILAN GOLDFAJN

Chairman of Credit Suisse Brazil & Former Governor of Central Bank of Brazil

MARIO MARCEL

Governor, Central Bank of Chile

ADEOLA ADETUNJI

Board Director & Former CEO of Coca-Cola Nigeria, Central Bank of Nigeria

Digital Transformation at Scale: A Global Fintech Perspective

SAT 4/17 @ 8AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

LUIGI ZINGALES

Moderator

Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

JUSTIN CHEN

Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group

ANTHONY ODUWOLE

Co-Founder, VERTO

Juan Jose Galnares

Head of Growth & Marketing, Clip

LATAM


PE/VC Challenges and Opportunities in LatAm

FRI 4/16 @ 11AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​

EMANUELE COLONNELLI

Moderator

Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow

PEDRO DE ANDRADE FARIA

Founding Partner, Tarpon Investimentos

HECTOR SEPULVEDA

Managing Partner, Mountain Nazca

lARA LEMANN

Founding Partner, Maya Capital Ventures

rAUL SOTOMAYOR

Founding Partner, Southern Cross Group

How to close the gap in sustainability between LatAm and the developed world

FRI 4/16 @ 2PM CST​​​

CHRIS WHEAT

Moderator

Director, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

FRANCISCO PEREZ MACKENNA

Chief Executive Officer, Quiñenco

MONICA BAUER

Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, PepsiCo Latin America

EDUARDO BOLIO

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Perspectives on LatAm's Recovery and Economic Model

FRI 4/16 @ 3PM CST​​​

LUIGI ZINGALES

Moderator

Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

CAROLINA SOTO

Board of Directors, Central Bank of Colombia

ALEXANDRE TOMBINI

Chief Representative for the Americas of BIS & Former Governor of Central Bank of Brazil

CARLOS CAPISTRAN

Managing Director - Head of Canada and Mexico Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Search Fund environment in LatAm

FRI 4/16 @ 5PM CST​​​​​​

Brian O'Connor

Moderator

Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Founding Partner of NextGen Growth Partners

LUIS HENRIQUE BATISTA DEARO

Managing Partner, Ducato Capital

MARVIN PALAVICINI

Founding Partner, Dendro Capital

APAC


Chinese Economy in the Post-Pandemic World

FRI 4/16 @ 10AM CST

ZHIGUO HE

Moderator

Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow

DALI YANG

William Claude Reavis Professor of Political Science

LANLAN ZHANG

Managing Director, CICC US Securities

Looking Forward: Key Trends in APAC Private Equity

FRI 4/16 @ 7PM CST​​​

CHRISTOPHER MCGOWAN

Moderator

General Partner CJM Ventures, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

IVO NAUMANN

Head of Private Equity and RTS in Greater China, McKinsey & Company

HIRO HIRANO

Co-Head of KKR APAC Private Equity and CEO of KKR Japan

PANDU SJAHRIR

Managing Director, Indies Capital Partners

Mobile Payments Landscape in Asia Pacific

FRI 4/16 @ 8PM CST​​​

ZHIGUO HE

Moderator

Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow

YOGESH SANGLE

Global Head of Consumer Business, NIUM Director, Blue Circle

VARABOTT HO

Director, Blue Circle

TUONG NGUYEN

Executive Vice Chairman and Co-CEO, MoMo

VIOLET CHUNG

Partner, McKinsey & Company

SOUTH ASIA


Social Impact: Disrupting for a Better Tomorrow

FRI 4/16 @ 10AM CST​​​​​​

SHRIYA SETHI

Moderator

Country Director, India Innovation Corps

RUKMINI BANERJI

Chief Executive Officer, Pratham

MANOJ KUMAR

Founder, Social Alpha

SEEMA BANSAL

Lead, BCG APAC Social Impact Practice

PRACHI WINDLASS

Director, India, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

No Child Left Behind: EdTech for Everyone?

FRI 4/16 @ 11AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​

VATSAL DUSAD

Moderator

Co-founder & CEO, Blackboard Radio

AZEEZ GUPTA

Co-Founder, Rocket Learning

PHALGUN KOMPALLI

Co-Founder, UpGrad

NIRMALA SANKARAN

Co-founder, HeyMath!

The Surge of Platforms

FRI 4/16 @ ​12PM CST​​​

UTKARSH AMITABH

Moderator

Founder, Network Capital

ABHISHEK BANSAL

CEO and Co-Founder, Shadowfax

SHRUTI

Co-founder and CEO at ApnaKlub

ARNAB KUMAR

India Director of Strategy, PayU

MUNEEB MAAYR

Co-Founder, Daraaz.pk

Balancing data privacy and social good

SAT 4/17 @ 10AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ANUP MALANI

Moderator

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law

ANKHI DAS

Former Director, Public Policy (South and Central Asia) - Facebook

aNNA ROY

Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog

JUSTICE BN SRIKRISHNA

Judge, Supreme Court of India (retired)

VIDUR MAHAJAN

Head of R&D, Caring Research

AFRICA & MENA


The Future of Venture Capital and Private Equity in Africa

FRI 4/16 @ 10AM CST

EMANUELE COLONNELLI

Moderator

Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow

MAYA HORGAN FAMODU

Founder & Managing Director, Ingressive

MBWANA ALLIY

Founder & Managing Partner, Savannah Fund

SAM POKROY

Founder & CEO, Sanari Capital

Investing in Sustainable Agriculture

FRI 4/16 @ 11AM CST​​​​​​

DAVID ELLIS

Moderator

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Flow Equity

CHRISTABELL MAKOKHA

Head Of Partnerships & Innovation Lead, Aceli Africa

DR. DEBISI ARABA

Managing Director, Agriculture Green Revolution Forum

Building ecosystems of support for agriculture SMEs in Africa

SAT 4/17 @ 9AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

DAVID ELLIS

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Flow Equity

JOSH SHEFNER

Founder & CEO, Agricycle

UBONG INYANG

Principal of Corporate Finance, Babban Gona

unday Silungwe Jr.

Co-Founder & Director of Marketing and Innovation, Good Nature Agro

Venture Capital: Catalyzing economic growth in Middle East & North Africa

SAT 4/17 @ 9AM CST​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

EMANUELE COLONNELLI

Moderator

Assistant Professor of Finance; Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow and Fama Faculty Fellow

SHARIF EL-BADAWI

Founding Managing Partner, Plus Venture Capital

KENZA LAHLOU

Founding General Partner, Outlierz Ventures

MOHAMMED ALMESHEKAH

Founder & Managing Partner, Outliers Venture Capital