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Photo 28-11-12 9 07 12 PMWho are we?

Our club’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of emerging markets in today’s global business landscape. Our objective is to organize a series of activities to help our members learn about the intricacies of emerging markets and facilitate a connection with professionals from different sectors and regions. The club employs a holistic view that cuts across economic, political, social and cultural disciplines and bridges countries in all six major continents.

Current coordinators 

Elena Llagostera (Executive Master in Luxury Brands Management, Feb-2012): With more than seven years of experience in Marketing and Advertising for leading international companies in their industries (skincare, telecommunications, consumer goods and airlines) within different markets (US, France, Portugal and Spain), Elena can provide a 360-degree view of strategic marketing projects. Email: elenallagostera@gmail.com

Sara Beneroso Prats (IMBA Dec-2013): With a natural flair for cultural adaptability Sara brings to the club 6 years experience working in China across sales and marketing functions in the luxury and travel sectors. Email: sbeneroso.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Eduardo Fernández (GSMP 2012 and GEL 2013): VP at Research in Motion, Mediterranean countries. Digital emigrant, gen X geek, 15 years in wireless tech and mobile internet. Twitter: @efernandez www.edblogging.wordpress.com

 Anosh Pardiwalla (IMBA Dec-2013): Worked for a start-up trading company supplying goods and services to the Oil & Gas & Steel sector for over 3 years. Represented Brazilian, Italian, Chinese and American countries in the Indian and foreign markets. Anosh has a good idea of the linkages between developed and developing economies. Email: apardiwall.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Namrata Raina (IMBA Dec-2013): After working for 2 years as an engineer in a business analyst role with HSBC, Namrata started her own venture of Serviced Apartments and Guest Houses (now 1.5 years old) in India. She brings to the board her expertise in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the Hospitality Sector. Email: nraina.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Virgil Esguerra (IMBA Apr-2013): Virgil has 6 years experience as a Hong Kong-based Emerging Markets FX and Fixed Income Strategist and brings to the board a passion for international finance, political economy and adventure travel. He is also on the board of Finance Club and IEOut. Email: vfernandez.imba2013@student.ie.edu

 Club activities

• Since we are an ‘affinity club’, we have a unique opportunity to present activities that cut across many interests, professions, industries and regions – as long as they relate to the ‘emerging markets’. We’ve been quite active these last few months. Most recently, we hosted a panel discussion on “Luxury in the BRIC Markets”, held on January 28th and featured seasoned professionals from the luxury industry representing all four BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India and China) companies such as Carrera & Carrera, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Pangea 21 International Consulting. The IE blog describes the event in detail.
• On January 17th, we co-sponsored with the IE Finance Club an “Emerging Markets Client Call”. It was a unique opportunity to listen to a live investor conference call featuring HSBC analysts from New York, London and Hong Kong present their multi-asset 2013 outlook for equities, fixed income and currencies in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa.
• In November, we hosted a career and job search-related panel looking at “Expat Opportunities in China, Hong Kong and Singapore”. This panel featured guest speakers from Hudson Recruiting and the China-Spain Chamber of Commerce as well as IMBA students who have lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Photo 29-1-13 8 02 33 PMOur vision 

We are now looking at two upcoming events to be held this spring. The first one will focus on Sub-Saharan African growth, and for this one we will be counting with a very special guest: a faculty member. The second event will bring a series of professionals that will unlock for us the secrets of consumer behavior in South America.

The best activities develop organically from the interests of our members, so we are always looking for ideas to help us guide and inspire our event program, so please don’t hesitate to talk any of our board members if you have any suggestions for future activities.

Get in touch and participate!

You can contact us either via IE Communities or Facebook.

We highly encourage our members to share information with us relating to emerging markets.

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