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Author: INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast by Nick Lall

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Conversations with leading emerging markets movers and shakers on their personal journeys and insights into the countries in which they operate. 

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Andrew Henderson is the Founder and CEO of Nomad Capitalist, the world's leading offshore consulting firm dedicated to helping clients make informed decisions on the best countries to invest, start a business and live in. Andrew has helped over 2,000 UHNW individuals go offshore and his YouTube channel has over 750,000 subscribers.Nomad Capitalist Live, Nomad Capitalist's annual event, will be held in Kuala Lumpur this September 25th through 28th.
In this episode of the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast, we speak with Asha Mehta, Managing Partner at Global Delta Capital, about her impactful career in finance, focusing on emerging and frontier markets through a lens of sustainability and responsible investing.Asha founded Global Delta Capital after working as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Lead Portfolio Manager and Director of Responsible Investing at Acadian Asset Management. Asha has been recognized as a "brilliant qua...
In this episode, Jorge Gonzalez Henrichsen joins us to share his unique path from investment banking and an MBA at NYU Stern to acquiring and then running company at the forefront of the nearshoring movement. He dives deep into both the geopolitical and macroeconomic ramifications of nearshoring and the nitty gritty of what it takes to search for, buy, and then run a cross-border business.Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on Spotify, Apple, or Google.
In this episode of the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast, we were joined by Emily Chang, a powerhouse in the world of international marketing and business strategy. Currently CEO of VML West (and CEO of McCann Worldgroup in China at the time of recording), Emily's storied career spans influential roles at global giants like Starbucks, Apple, and Procter & Gamble, culminating in her profound impact on brand building and customer experience across continents. Beyond her corporate achievements...
Nicolas Rohatyn serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Rohatyn Group. TRG is a team of 190+ emerging market specialists in 18 countries dedicated to pursuing investment opportunities in these economies by focusing on areas of structural inefficiency and special opportunity.The firm has over $8 billion in assets under management and splits its investments between public markets, private markets and forestry and agriculture.Prior to founding TRG in 2002, Mr. Rohatyn spent 19-years at J....
Jamil Wyne is an INSEAD 18J and advisor, investor, professor and author focusing on climate, entrepreneurship, technology and economic development around the world, including a strong concentration on climate change. Worked with World Bank, IFC, UN, Clean Energy Venture Group, Catalyst Investment Management, Schmidt Futures, Wamda, and Ashoka. INSEAD MBA, Johns Hopkins SAIS MA. Writing/research has been published/cited in SSIR, TechCrunch, World Bank, UN, Wharton, McKinsey, and Brookings publ...
Onno Pfeiffer is an INSEAD GEMBA 19 and is the co-founder of Diolko.Diolko's sustainable last mile delivery solution leverages underutilized city infrastructure to improve quality of life for everyone by reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion.Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on Spotify, Apple, or Google.
Taimur Malik, Co-Founder and Ideator of Drawdown Farm joined us to speak about regenerative agriculture's role in addressing the world's polycrises and the amazing results he's had so far on his farm in the Thar Desert of Pakistan.Prior to founding Drawdown Farm, Taimur was an Analyst at Citibank, Chief Executive at Moiz Textiles, and co-founded TM Black, a fair trade men's custom shirting company, in which he negotiated deals with the best textile mills in the world for fabric selectio...
Brendan Rogers is the Co-Founder of 2am VC, an early-stage India Fund. Previously, Brendan co-founded Wag! (NASDAQ) PET, the largest pet platform in the US.Before Wag!, Brendan co-founded a social discovery service to meet new people, which grew to over 50 million users in over 10 countries, and was acquired by IAC in 2014.In this podcast, Brendan joined Nick Lall to discuss the burgeoning startup environment in India, best practices for building a personal brand, and his personal journey in ...
AbbeyCross is a business-to-business FX trading and compliance marketplace for emerging market (EM) currencies. Available to banks and payment providers, it brings deeper EM currency liquidity, previously unavailable price transparency and market data to a fragmented EM payment industry. With AbbeyCross, banking participants are able to secure and strengthen their EM payments offerings through one simple integration with multiple liquidity and settlement providers, while these same provi...
Javier Cunat is a TIEMBA 2014 and COO/Director of Diligo, which offers advisory and CFO services for startups in Spain and Mexico. In this episode we explore his 14 years in China and subsequent move to found a startup in Mexico. Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on Spotify, Apple, or Google.
Georg Chmiel is an INSEAD 96D and the Co-Founder / Chair of Juwai-IQI Holdings, the largest proptech group in South East Asia with more than 30,000 sales agents. He is also responsible for creating 3 unicorns. His previous experience includes Executive Chairman of iCarAsia (ASX:ICQ), the number 1 online automotive marketplace for SE Asia. He was also Managing Director / CEO of the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP) until its sale to REA Group in the biggest online takeover in SE Asia at that point in ...
Emilie Abrams is an INSEAD 21J and Principal at The Yield Lab Mexico.The Yield Lab is a VC fund formed in 2014 to address a lack of capital and support for early stage agriculture technology companies. It invests in seed stage to growth stage agtech companies, providing international business connections and the resources of the entire Yield Lab international network across Asia, Europe, and North and South America.Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on Spotify, App...
Antoine Delaporte is an INSEAD alumnus who after working as a Manager at Bain in London and Paris launched 3 clothing businesses in Madagascar, which he grew to 2500 employees. He then sold the these businesses and entered the world of PE, starting Adenia Partners 20 years ago. He has raised 5 funds for Adenia, the latest being a 500m fund. In this episode he talks about the scale of impact one can have in Africa in changing the world vs other locations, and the VC-like returns you can ...
White Star Capital is a global multi-stage venture capital investment firm with offices in New York, London, Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore. They focus on Series A and beyond, helping their portfolio scale internationally. Investments of theirs include Flash Coffee, Dollar Shave Club, Sleek, Freshly, and Pop Meals. Visit White Star at whitestarcapital.com and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13949631/ .
Matthieu is an INSEAD 19D who has launched 4 businesses in Bali since graduating. We talked about his business plans, fundraising successes and commitments to sustainability and inclusive development. Visit Tropic Invest at tropicinvest.com and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13949631/ .Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on Spotify, Apple, or Google.
Sejal Mistry, Regional Director of Southeast Asia at ACCESS Health International , and Chris L. Hardesty, Partner at Pureland Venture and Director of the Health and Life Sciences practice at KPMG joined Suhina Singh for a conversation on what healthcare in emerging markets will look like following the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Ambit Partners is a search fund investor that enabling entrepreneurship through acquisition across traditional and developing markets, including Africa, South America and Asia.In this episode, Ambit co-founder and Partner, Andrew Locke, discusses the impact and business potential for search funds in emerging markets and what he looks for in entrepreneurs that he invests in.Visit Ambit Partners at www.ambit.partners and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.co...
Vikram Bharati is the founder of the Draper Startup House, which is on a mission to invest in ONE MILLION entrepreneurs by the end of 2030.Draper Startup Houses are business innovation hubs with a backpacking environment and access to venture capital for global entrepreneurs. Their current locations include Singapore, Bangalore, Estonia, Yangon, Manila, Lisbon, Chiang Mai, Bali and Austin, Texas.Visit Draper Startup House at draperstartuphouse.com and join our emerging markets community on Li...
Christian Patouraux, the CEO and founder of Kacific, a satellite internet startup that has raised $300M+ and serves some of the most remote markets in emerging APAC such as Bhutan, Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu, joined us for our first episode.Visit Kacific at kacific.com and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13949631/ .
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