EMQQ Team

Kevin T. Carter

Mr. Carter is the Founder of EMQQ the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE: EMQQ) and Chairman of the EMQQ Index Committee. Prior to EMQQ Mr. Carter was the Founder & CEO of AlphaShares, an investment firm offering five Emerging Markets ETFs in partnership with Guggenheim Investments. Previously Mr. Carter was the Founder & CEO of Active Index Advisors acquired by Natixis in 2005 and the Founder & CEO of eInvesting acquired by ETRADE in 2000. Mr. Carter received a degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and began his career in 1992 with Robertson Stephens & Company.

Dr. Burton Malkiel

Dr. Malkiel serves as an Advisor to the EMQQ Index Committee. Dr. Malkiel is the Chief Investment Officer of WealthFront and a long time Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He is widely considered one of the pioneers of index investing and ETFs. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Vanguard, Dean of the Yale School of Management and as Chairman of the Princeton University Economics Department. Dr. Malkiel is also well known for his seminal work A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Dr. Malkiel holds B.A. and MBA degrees from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Richard Kang

Mr. Kang is a Member of the EMQQ Index Committee. Mr. Kang has the experience of over 25 NYSE listed ETF launches and was previously one of three founders of Emerging Global Advisors and EGShares a New York based asset manager whose ETF product lineup focused on emerging and frontier markets. Mr. Kang was the Chief Investment Officer of EGShares and Portfolio Manager of the EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (NYSE: ECON). Over his 20 years of buy-side experience, Richard has had senior roles at a hedge fund, fund-of-hedge fund, investment counseling firm, index provider and ETF issuer/manager. He sits on FTSE's Country Classification Indexing Committee as well as the editorial board of Institutional Investors' The Journal of Index Investing, the only academic journal for the indexing and ETF industry.

Lin Li

Lin Li serves as an Advisor to the EMQQ Index Committee. Mr. Li is a Portfolio Manager at Holly Futures, a Chinese investment manager, based in Nanjing trading Chinese equities and index derivatives on mainland (Shanghai & Shenzhen) and international markets (Hong Kong and New York). Previously, Mr. Li was as an analyst for AlphaShares, an Emerging Markets investment firm located in San Francisco. He holds Master’s degree in Financial Analysis from University of San Francisco and a BS in Engineering from Chongqing University in China.

Linda H. Zhang, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhang serves as an advisor to the EMQQ Index Committee. She is the CEO of New York based Purview Investments, a firm specializing in active ETF managed solutions and ETF innovation. Her career spans from quantitative analysis at Baring Asset Management, multi-asset portfolio management at Blackrock and MFS, to leading the investment team at Windhaven. She is a recipient of Top Women in Asset Management 2015 by Money Management Executive and a co-founder of Women in ETFs. She holds B.A. from University of Regina, Canada, M.S. and Ph.D. in Finance from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Latif Nathani

Mr. Nathani serves as an Advisor to the EMQQ Index Committee. He was most recently the CEO of eBay India. He grew the business from under $200M GMV in 2013 to nearly $500M GMV in 2016 and 5M+ customers. He exited with the sale of eBay India to Flipkart. Previously Latif co-founded eMemories.com (one of the first online picture sharing services) and 2 enterprise businesses at Microsoft. He also led global product marketing at Symantec and named/launched Norton 360. Latif has 27 years of technology industry experience, including 15 years at Microsoft. Latif graduated with an MBA from City University and B.S. (Computer Science) from the University of Arizona in 1991.

Kyle Parker

Mr. Parker serves as the Director of EMQQ and President of Big Tree Capital LLC. Prior to EMQQ, Mr. Parker worked at Progress Investment Management Co., the San Francisco based firm focused on minority and women-owned emerging managers. He previously worked at AlphaShares, an investment firm offering Emerging Markets and China focused ETF’s in partnership with Guggenheim Investments. Mr. Parker holds a B.A. in Economics and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Lee Stapleton

Ms. Stapleton joins EMQQ as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to EMQQ, Ms. Stapleton founded two internationally successful impact campaigns promoting economic, social and environmental sustainability. Ms. Stapleton received a degree in Spanish, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Studies, and Public Administration, with a pooled concentration in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.