<strong>Michael Soon</strong>
Michael SoonFounder, Chairman
BA Law and Anthropology Graduate, LSE
London, UK
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
<strong>Josh Boylan</strong>
Josh BoylanCo-founder
BSc Economic History Graduate, LSE
Economic Policy Fellow, Office of US Senator Chris Coons
Washington D.C., USA

Executive Team

<strong>Luisa Melendez</strong>
Luisa MelendezPresident
BSc Economics
Geneva, Switzerland
Emerging Markets have become an increasingly critical component of the global economy and pose some of the most interesting challenges to traditional financial, political and economic development models. More than ever, it is imperative to better understand the viability or fragility of trends and factors affecting EMs.
<strong>Thomas Lazaridis</strong>
Thomas LazaridisVice President
BSc Economics
Lyon, France
Emerging nations’ drive to catch up with the incomes of the developed world has been set back decades by the slowdown in their economies and the impact of the commodities slump, very interested in how these markets will adapt to the current prices and situation.
<strong>George Cotcher-Riley</strong>
George Cotcher-RileyVice President
BSc Social Anthropology
Wirral, UK
Emerging markets are something that make up a major part of the global economy and are something often, wrongly, overlooked. We can use the EMF to show the world what the world can do.
<strong>Marco Calitri</strong>
Marco CalitriTreasurer
BSc Economic History with Economics
Peterborough, UK
By 2016 2/3 of global GDP will occur in Emerging Markets. Asia is the place for international business, a place where technology is adopted fast and processes are still new. Emerging markets are exciting and ultimately drive the global economy.


Board of Advisors

<strong>Ahsan Naqvi</strong>
Ahsan NaqviAdvisor
Abraaj Group
Dubai, UAE

<strong>Axel Söderberg</strong>
Axel SöderbergAdvisor
Soderberg and Partners
Stockholm, Sweden

<strong>Ayas Tyukhtenev</strong>
Ayas TyukhtenevAdvisor
Indigo Capital Partners
Chairman, Siberian Kickboxing Federation
Altai Province, Russian Federation

<strong>George Tan</strong>
George TanAdvisor
Portfolio Manager, Balyasny
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

<strong>Vincent QianYi Xie</strong>
Vincent QianYi XieAdvisor
Partner, Knights Group
Tsinghua School of Architecture
Beijing, People’s Republic of China

<strong>Dinmukhamet Izbassar</strong>
Dinmukhamet IzbassarAdvisor

Astana, Kazakhstan

<strong>Raymond McKeeve</strong>
Raymond McKeeveAdvisor
Founder, S4Si ; Senior Partner, Jones Day
London, UK
<strong>Anton Fourie</strong>
Anton FourieAdvisor
BSc Accounting and Finance
Johannesburg, South Africa
<strong>Trudy Dipippo</strong>
Trudy DipippoAdvisor
Co-Founder and Co-President at DG Global Advisors
New York, USA
<strong>Michael Golen</strong>
Michael GolenAdvisor
Tricon Energy
London, UK

Sponsorship Team

<strong>Alexander Littlewood</strong>
Alexander LittlewoodSponsorship Director
Bsc International History
London, United Kingdom
Looking forward to building on my history background by understanding where the emerging market growth story is today.
<strong>Anna Maria Sattlegger</strong>
Anna Maria SattleggerSponsorship Officer
Bsc Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Vienna, Austria
Drawing from experience, Western countries ought to offer guidance to the emerging economies in order for challenges along the way to be mastered in the best possible way. Equally, alliances with emerging markets create valuable opportunities for developed economies in socio-economic areas, such as in trade partnerships.
<strong>Charles Jalali-Farhani</strong>
Charles Jalali-FarhaniSponsorship Officer
Bsc Economics
London, United Kingdom
It’s clear about what you’re losing, but difficult to estimate what you’re gaining” – George Osborne (LSE 2016). Despite uncertainty, I’m compelled to discover the new directions and drivers of growth in emerging markets upon recent radical shifts of the globalisation paradigm.

Speakers Team

<strong>Maria Lavrentyeva</strong>
Maria LavrentyevaSpeakers Director
BSc Mathematics and Economics
Yekaterinburg, Russia
With endless political turmoil, change and uncertainty, Emerging Markets are one of the most exciting areas. Where will the next big shock come from?
<strong>Vlada Kostrova</strong>
Vlada KostrovaSpeakers Officer
MSc Accounting and Finance
Oil is a key component in the economies of both developed and emerging market nations. I am excited to see whether expected moderate growth and solid oil prices will help to lift inflation and support heavily hit emerging market currencies.
<strong>Ali Mahomed</strong>
Ali MahomedSpeakers Officer
BSc Statistics with Finance
Manila, Philippines
As China begins to slow, the non G-20 countries are experiencing fascinating shifts in their economies as they collectively replace China as the world’s centre of production.
<strong>Shay Iqbal</strong>
Shay IqbalSpeakers Officer
BSc Mathematics with Economics
Karachi, Pakistan
I believe we can use the EMF to change people’s mentality towards emerging markets. We need to work with them as they become part of the global economic landscape; we need to understand not only their economics but also their culture, their history and their philosophy.

Marketing & Media Team

<strong>Neeraj Radia</strong>
Neeraj RadiaMarketing Director
BSc Economics
London, UK
As they continue to grow, emerging markets are creating an unprecedented shift in global economic power. Where this will leave developed nations remains to be seen, but it creates an exciting platform for discussion.
<strong>Cameron Ormesher</strong>
Cameron OrmesherMarketing Officer
BSc Government and Economics
Cheshire, UK
Emerging markets remain the most dynamic and exciting economies to study and learn about. Despite their difficulties I still see them as the great engine now driving the global development journey, and as such, initiatives such as the EMF shed a much-needed spotlight on their most pressing issues and opportunities.
<strong>David Lyria</strong>
David LyriaMarketing Officer
BSc Government and Economics
Nairobi, Kenya
African Emerging Markets particularly interest me. I am keen to find out how the benefits of growth in these economies will be distributed and what this will change politically in the region.
<strong>Aleksi Lahikainen</strong>
Aleksi LahikainenMarketing Officer
BSc International Relations and History
Helsinki, Finland
In recent decades emerging markets have become increasingly central to the globalised economy that we all play our parts in. In the next couple years, I am particularly keen to see where president Duterte’s controversial policies take the Philippine economy.

Logistics Team

<strong>Omar Azlan Farouk</strong>
Omar Azlan FaroukLogistics Director
MSc Management
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Research Team

<strong>Catherine Macaulay</strong>
Catherine MacaulayResearch Director
MSc Development Management
Oxford, UK
It is difficult to talk about emerging markets as a whole with such diversity across the globe. One thing that can be said is that the structure of the global economy is changing, and emerging markets will continue to play an ever greater role. The potential is huge.
<strong>Mike Vong</strong>
Mike VongResearch Analyst
MSc Finance
Paris, France
Emerging countries are most often defined in terms of income. I see them as places where everything go fast, and where incredible success can be as swift as unexpected failures.
<strong>David Lyria</strong>
David LyriaResearch Analyst
BSc Government and Economics
Nairobi, Kenya
African Emerging Markets particularly interest me. I am keen to find out how the benefits of growth in these economies will be distributed and what this will change politically in the region.
<strong>Venus Tan</strong>
Venus TanResearch Analyst
BSc Economic History with Economics
We still see improvements in the underlying growth of emerging markets, supporting greater optimism than we have seen in years. However, should any of the president elect’s Emerging Market – unfriendly campaign proposals make their way onto the policy agenda, sentiment around emerging markets would certainly suffer.
<strong>Marvin Yee</strong>
Marvin YeeResearch Analyst
Bsc Economics
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In time, the untapped potential of emerging markets will be fulfilled, despite the current complexities that hinders it’s progress. To hasten the process, I believe it is not just necessary to understand the science of economic development, but also to discuss the social elements that governs positive change. Indeed, it will be a complicated journey bounded by challenges and barriers, but the mere possibility to view the greener grass on the other side is definitely a sight worth fighting for.
<strong>Johannes Horst</strong>
Johannes HorstResearch Analyst
MSc Global History
Hamburg, Germany
One characteristic that unites the otherwise incredibly diverse range of areas that are considered as ‘emerging markets’ today is the pace of their change. As an economic historian with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, I am convinced that putting things into a wider perspective provides much needed insights – for research, but also for investment and development.