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 197 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 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 were acquired by CITIC Capital Partners and Caixin Global and the ISI Emerging Markets Group was formed. In 2020, the company was acquired by Montagu Private Equity and in 2022 REDD Intelligence became part of the group. Today, we employ over 600 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 CEO of ISI Emerging Markets Group, the leading provider of macro economic, industry and company information in the emerging markets serving thousands of clients across the banking, investment management, consulting, corporate, academic and government sectors.
He previously worked at Experian, the global credit 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 Identity & Fraud business based in USA.
Steve formerly held various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, the global intelligence provider to professionals, including managing their 1,500 commercial partnerships and running their global risk and compliance services businesses. He previously spent six years at AnaCap Financial Partners, a European private equity firm, latterly as a Managing Director in the investment team and prior to that worked as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London and New York. It was in the consulting role that Steve discovered his passion for experiencing and working with different cultures and he has now visited or lived in 70 countries. Steve is married with two daughters who fortuitously share his passion for travel!
Diego Obere is the Managing Director for EMIS.
Prior joining to ISI in 2007 Diego was 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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
David, a Chartered Accountant, has substantial experience including global finance leadership roles at Dealogic and ION Analytics, the division of ION that consists of their data, analytics and editorial businesses.
David is passionate about building high performing international teams and will be focused on accelerating and scaling ISI’s growth and operational efficiency.
Chief Growth Officer
Paul Bishop is Chief Growth Officer for ISI Emerging Markets Group, based in Singapore. He is responsible for ISI Emerging Markets growth strategies and initiatives across the group.
Previously he worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence, a global information and credit services firm, where he served in various roles, most recently as Head of Credit Solutions for APAC. Paul has worked as a senior product and business leader in roles such as Head of Product for China and Director of Credit Analytics Strategy for APAC. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2016, Paul was Product Manager for Ratings & Credit Content (EMEA), based in London.
Paul has presented thought leadership on topics covering Chinese and APAC Credit Markets, IFRS9 Implementation, BASEL III and IV Implementation, ESG in Credit Workflows and other Asia-Pacific macroeconomic and risk trends.
Director of Legal & Compliance
Amanda Osuagwu is Director 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 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.
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.
Co-Chief Revenue Officer
Jenny Demetriou is the Co-Chief Revenue Officer 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.
Co-Chief Revenue Officer
Charlie Segal is the Co-Chief Revenue Officer 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.
Chairman, APAC (Asia Pacific)
David serves as the Chairman, APAC (Asia Pacific) region for ISI Emerging Markets Group, the leading provider of macro-economic, industry and company information in the emerging markets serving thousands of clients across the banking, investment management, consulting, corporate, academic and government sectors.
He previously worked at Clarivate, a world-renowned provider of intelligence, analytics, and insights focused on sectors including scientific & academic research, IP intelligence and management, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. He served as Executive Vice President & Managing Director for the company's Asia Pacific business, and a member of the global executive leadership team.
David’s leadership experience further extends to Thomson Reuters, an international intelligence service provider for professionals, where he served in various leadership roles. His tenure in Thomson Reuters include managing the overall China business as Senior Vice President & Managing Director across several sectors including IP & Science, Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax, after working as Managing Director for its Financial & Risk business in China. Prior to that, David led IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters(now known as Clarivate) and led its China business into one of the largest markets with rapid growth.
With over two decades in the professional information and analytics industry, David brings comprehensive commercial expertise from his experiences in both public and international enterprises as well as PE-owned companies. He has a proven track record in developing and driving growth in various APAC regions through organic expansion, strategic partnerships, and merger and acquisitions.