WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
EMIS operates in and reports on countries where high reward goes hand-in-hand with high risk. We bring you time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, peer comparisons and more for over 125 emerging markets.
Unlike other intelligence providers most of our staff are actually based in emerging markets. This helps to give you an insider’s perspective on these countries, using the relationships we have forged with local providers of news, analysis and data.
MAIN EMIS OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD
OUR BACKGROUND AND VALUES
EMIS: A History
EMIS (formerly known as ISI Emerging Markets) was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School graduate Gary Mueller. Inspired by the lack of information available to him while researching first as a Fulbright Fellow and later as a KPMG analyst in Eastern Europe, Gary started the company with the purpose of providing easy access to critical business information and research on emerging markets. EMIS was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. In 2018, EMIS and its sister company CEIC was acquired by CITIC Capital Partners and Caixin Global. As a result of this acquisition EMIS and CEIC now form ISI Emerging Markets Group. Today, EMIS is a company that employs nearly 550+ people in 19+ countries around the world, catering to nearly 2,000 clients.
EMIS: What We Stand For
We have a clear focus on the huge opportunities that emerging markets present and on helping our customers to unlock that potential. We are committed to providing the best source of intelligence on emerging market companies, industries and countries to help our customers gain a better understanding of these markets and to make smarter decisions.
EMIS: Our Intelligence
We take great pains to ensure that our intelligence is curated from the most trusted sources and is constantly monitored and evaluated to deliver results that our customers can rely on. We gather and produce over 3 million pieces of intelligence every day to ensure our customers have everything they need to do business.
Our executive team have a wealth of experience from senior roles within the world’s most renowned business information and analytics companies. They share a commitment to provide our clients with the highest possible quality of information and leading edge technology to support the development of their businesses in emerging markets.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve is a highly experienced executive in the field of business analytics, having spent nine years in leadership positions across various companies in the UK, USA and emerging markets.
He previously worked at Experian, the information services firm, where he served as Managing Director for the Decision Analytics UKI business, and prior to that, was Executive Vice President & General Manager of their Global Identify & Fraud business.
Steve formerly held various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, the global intelligence provider to professionals, including Global Head of Industry Solutions and Partnerships and Managing Director of the Risk Managed Services business. Steve also spent six years at AnaCap Financial Partners, a European private equity firm, latterly as a Managing Director and prior to that worked as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London and New York.
Chief Operations Officer
Guy has spent more than two decades working in the business information sector, focusing on emerging markets, and has held senior roles in The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), IHS Global Insight and Control Risks Group.
He joined EMIS from The Economist Group where he led the fast-growing thought leadership, events and content marketing division within EMEA.
Guy has written several articles and books on the investment climate in the former Soviet Union, and has been interviewed in the media many times, including on CNN, CBS, BBC, ABC, ITV and Fox, as well as in the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Guardian, AP and Reuters. He has chaired and spoken at numerous conferences, including at the US State Department, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the World Bank/IMF, FCO/Wilton Park, Chatham House and RUSI.
Until recently, he was a board member of the Business Media Group at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).
Chief Financial Officer
Jon is an ACMA qualified International Finance Leader with over 20 years' experience (mostly gained in MNC's), having worked in Hong Kong, London and Sydney.
He has led teams both locally and internationally and has a wealth of experience in working capital management, finance system transformation and corporate strategy initiatives.
Chief People Officer
Katie is an experienced talent executive with in-depth UK and international HR experience in both developed and developing markets.
She has worked in a range of industries, most recently advertising, media and digital content businesses, and in both start up and complex matrix environments.
Katie joined ISI from Zinc Media where she was the Human Resources Director and previously worked for WPP as Regional Talent Director for the APAC region based in both Hong Kong and Malaysia.
JUAN CARLOS AMAYA
Chief Technology Officer
Juan Carlos leads all technology efforts for the ISI Emerging Markets Group, managing a talented and diverse team of engineers and developers across multiple countries.
As CTO since 2018, he is directly involved in the design, development, operations, and continuous improvement of the information systems that bring together the rich and extensive array of content and functionality in the Group’s offerings
Juan Carlos has over 20 years of experience in Software Engineering, Web Development, Data Engineering, and IT fields. He has spent most of his career at different roles in the Group, having lived and travelled extensively across Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining, he worked in the implementation of market intelligence solutions for Nortel Networks.
VP of Sales, EMEA
Jenny Demetriou is the VP of Sales for ISI Markets based in London, leading the commercial teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Jenny has spent more than 20 years of sales leadership in the information research industry and is passionate about leading high performing teams to help organisations to make successful strategic decisions by providing access to valuable, hard-to-find research and data.
VP of Sales, Asia
Stuart Doig is the VP of Sales for ISI based in Hong Kong and oversees its commercial activities in Asia. Stuart has more than 25 years of sales and management experience in the information and technology industry.
Prior to joining ISI Stuart held sales and leadership roles with ProQuest and Thomson Reuters based in both Hong Kong and London.
Stuart has worked in Asia for over 18 years and On emerging markets for 25 years, although his focus has been Asia he also has extensive experience in EMEA and Latin America.
Chief Marketing Officer
Brian has been involved in marketing in the B2B media sector for over 20 years working for highly respected business publishing brands.
He joined EMIS from The Economist Group where he was involved in the launch and early development of the Thought Leadership business at The Economist Group.
With first-hand experience of the shift away from traditional methods of promotion to the content-driven world of today, Brian has devised and implemented successful content-driven strategies that have increased brand awareness and driven commercial success.
Global Product Director
Diego Obere is the Chief Product Officer for ISI Emerging Markets Group since March 2018 and manages a worldwide team of over 50 people, with main offices being in London, Sofia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sao Paolo, Warsaw, and Bogota.
He leads the ISI team of product managers, is responsible for content partnerships with several thousand third-party information providers from around the world and manages the company's editorial operation.
Diego joined ISI in 2007 and was previously based in Argentina. He has significant experience in the business information sector having worked for the Ministry of Finance in Argentina, BNP Paribas Group, the Argentinean Industrial Union and at Techint's SME Foundation.
Global Head of Legal & Compliance
Amanda Osuagwu is Global Head of Legal & Compliance at ISI Emerging Markets Group and joined the company in August 2021.
She is a qualified Solicitor, certified Governance, Risk & Compliance Specialist and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Amanda is responsible for overseeing legal and regulatory matters, commercials contracts, corporate governance, and compliance within the company.
Amanda has over 12 years of experience gained from leading roles within the legal private practice, the oil & gas industry and the utility industry.
Chief Data Officer
Chris is responsible for the data management teams across ISI Emerging Markets Group. He joined the company in January, 2020 as Chief Data Officer.
With over 200 data specialists worldwide, his teams constantly maintain and update the content around the clock, combining and standardising content from over 5,000 sources and presenting and organising the content to help our clients understand the World through our data.
Prior to joining, Chris held various roles at the Economist Group and within the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). His background is in economics and running data teams and specialises in providing data solutions to global companies through products and consultancy. Chris is based in London, but manages teams across the globe.
VP of Sales, Americas
Charlie Segal is the VP of Sales for ISI Emerging Markets based in New York and oversees its commercial activities in the Americas, with teams in New York, Sao Paulo, and Bogota.
Charlie has spent over 20 years working for some of the world's leading information brands and built high performing teams at IHS Global Insight, Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
He joined ISI from LexisNexis where he was responsible for teams in the Legal and Professional market.