Emerald brand

Our brand ambassador programme aims to boost support to research communities around the world

We currently have brand ambassadors based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), East Asia, India and Latin America & The Caribbean.

Through their hard work, they are helping us foster collaboration, support authors ready to publish and get research to the right people. We believe, with all the challenges the world is facing into globally, our ambassador role has never been more important.

What is the Emerald brand ambassador programme?

In short, it’s a programme that helps us support our research communities around the world. Through our brand ambassadors we learn more about what’s important to our customers and how best to serve them.

On that basis, we provide tailored support to authors planning to publish, users looking for information, policy makers needing to make informed decisions, and librarians helping students and researchers access the best research..

Who are our brand ambassadors?

They work within the research community and share our passion to make a difference in the real world. Like us, they believe that academic research can impact lives, livelihoods and communities and they want to do more to make that happen.

Most of them have longstanding relationships with us, and having experienced our products and services for themselves and want others in their community to also enjoy the benefits..

How do we support our brand ambassadors?

We support our brand ambassadors through dedicated mentors, social media training and guidance, and access to the Emerald Insight platform and content as well as invites to events and webinars. 

Our global brand ambassador team

Middle East & North Africa

Mr Qaiser Iqbal, Manager Library Head, GIFT University Gujranwala, Gujranwala. Pakistan 

Mr Muhammad Kashif Saeed, Assistant Professor, GIFT University Gujranwala, Gujranwala. Pakistan 

Dr Waheed Ali Umrani, Associate Professor, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan 


East Asia

Dr Hiram Ting is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UCSI University, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia. He is the Academy Leader of Southeast Asia Research Academy (SEARA) and Chairman of Sarawak Research Society. He has guest-edited more than 15 special issues and published more than 100 papers, many of which are journals published by Emerald, such as European Journal of Marketing, Internet Research and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He won an Emerald Literati Award (Outstanding Paper) in 2018.

'I like everything about the programme so far, as it is essentially what I am passionate about…I see publishing, and guiding people to publish, as a means to help academics and students know Emerald more and use the resources better.'

Grisna Anggadwita

Grisna Anggadwita is an Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Business, Telkom University, Indonesia. She teaches courses in entrepreneurship, small business management, e-commerce and business process. Her research interests include entrepreneurial intention, technology management, women entrepreneurship, business incubator and innovation management. She is an active researcher who has published more than 100 articles in leading international and national journals, book chapter,  as well as international proceedings. Since joining Telkom University in 2014, she has published more than 50 papers indexed in SCOPUS and/or SSCI/SCI.

She received an award from the Telkom Education Foundation as the Top 10 Lecturers in Scientific Publications consecutively in 2018 - 2020, and the Award for Excellence 2019 – High Commended Paper by Emerald Group Publishing (Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management).

Dr Garry Wei-Han Tan photo

Dr. Garry Wei-Han Tan is a Professor at the UCSI Graduate Business School, UCSI University. He has been acknowledged as the "World 10 Most Productive and Influential Authors" in Mobile Commerce and Applications in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has published over 60 WOS papers and has guest-edited 2 special issues in Internet Research (ABDC-A) and the International Journal of Bank Marketing (ABDC-A). He was also the recipient of the  Emerald Literati Award in 2015, 2016 and 2019. He is currently one of the World's Top 2 % Scientists according to a report published by Stanford University in 2021.

Emerald is one of the world's leading publishers, and I am happy to be associated as their Brand Ambassador for the East Asia region.  I hope to use this platform to engage the research communities meaningfully and assist them in publishing in Emerald. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!


South Asia (excluding Pakistan)

Jayantha N Dewasiri PhD in Finance, MSc. in Applied Finance, PGD in Marketing, BA (1st Class), CMgr FCMI, MCIM, MSLIM, MIMSL, CPM, CMA

Dr. Dewasiri N Jayantha is a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Accountancy and Finance at the Faculty of Management Studies of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. He is a well-known researcher who has published in high-ranked journals such as Managerial Finance (Emerald), Qualitative Research in Financial Markets (Emerald), Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley), International Journal of Qualitative Methods (Sage), etc.

He is a practitioner with 17 years of industry experience and more than seven years of academic experience. He has been awarded several times for his outstanding research performance, including best paper awards and best reviewer awards by reputed journals. He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of the South Asian Journal of Marketing published by Emerald Publishing and the Chairman of the Research and Education at the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. He is a co-founder of the 'Writing Impactful Research Programme'. Recently, he was accredited as a Chartered Manager (Fellow) by the Chartered Management Institute, UK.

Sumit Narula

Dr. Sumit Narula, Deputy Dean Research (Publications and Citations), Director, Amity School of Communication & Public Relations, Deputy Head, AMITY TV, Editor in Chief: Journal of Content Community and Communication (Scopus, UGC CARE & ICI Indexed), Chairman, Centre of Excellence for Detection of Fake News and Disinformation.

"While working on identifying cloned and predatory journals over last few years, I came across cases where some of these journals were listed with reputed publishers. I was happy to note that Emerald has no such journals in that list. I am glad to be associated with Emerald Publishing as their Brand Ambassador and to support valid research publication practices across countries."

Dr Payal Kumar

Dr Payal Kumar is Dean of Research and Management Studies, Indian School of Hospitality, India. Dr Kumar is on the editorial board member of several prestigious, international journals and is a senior reviewer in A-category journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior and also Personnel Review.  She has published extensively, including 12 books with Palgrave Macmillan, Springer and Emerald Publishing.  She has conducted workshops on academic writing for over 4,000 scholars and 1,000 professors at premier higher education institutions in India such as IITs. Dr Payal Kumar was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Andre Delbecq & Lee Robbins MSR Retreat Scholarship, 2019 (Academy of Management, USA). In a previous role Dr Payal Kumar was Vice President Editorial and Production, SAGE Publications Ltd.
"As an academic and a researcher Emerald has over the years become my publisher of choice, both for my own book publications and while guiding academics to publish too. As Emerald Brand Ambassador in the South Asia region, I aspire to reach out to global research communities and make a difference. Thank you for this incredible opportunity Emerald."


Latin America & The Caribbean

Marcos Ferasso

Marcos Ferasso, Assistant Professor, Unochapecó; Associate Researcher, Universidad de Lima; Visiting Professor, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business.

"I believe that my efforts in research and my personal and professional goals in becoming a researcher at international level are the main motivations to become a brand ambassador."

Kit Fai Pun

Kit Fai Pun, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management, The University of the West Indies.

"Being an academic and researcher, I love connecting with people, and promoting scholarly work and publishing. I value becoming a brand ambassador of Emerald as this can enhance my personal brand and build relationships with a wide network of people."

Juan Carlos Sosa Varela

Juan Carlos Sosa Varela, Dean and Professor of International Business at the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Universidad Ana G. Méndez; Associate Editor of the European Business Review, Emerald Publishing.

"It’s a program that helps to support our research communities, especially in Latin America. The need for more research on emerging markets has reached almost vox populi status in many business disciplines. The brand ambassadors provide support to authors who plan their research process and publish. I enjoy interacting with the research community and share my passion for making a difference in academia and the business ecosystem"

Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Professor of Management, Universidad EAFIT

"I have had very positive experiences as an Emerald author and books and journals' area editor, so becoming an ambassador was a natural step for me."

Anndreas Rosenkranz

Andreas Rosenkranz, Professor of Engineering, Universidad de Chile; Associate Editor of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Emerald Publishing.

"I have been working for many years as an Associate Editor for Industrial Lubrication and Tribology. In this sense, I feel very well connected with Emerald and I am, therefore, very comfortable to represent Emerald. I like to share interesting scientific content with my network since this always kick-starts new discussions, which potentially end up in new ideas for experiments and research projects. It gives me the possibility to broaden my scientific spectrum and horizon by going though and checking the last "hot-topics" of Emerald"

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre

Remembering Consuelo García de la Torre, Professor Emeritus of Management and Marketing, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad de Monterrey.

Consuelo García de la Torre was a motivated brand ambassador who enjoyed being part of the brand ambassador program and emerald family as she was passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others. We thank her for her contribution as we sadly learn of her passing in January 2022. Condolences to her family, friends and colleagues around the world. 


'I see Emerald as a great avenue to learn, work with scholars and those in publishing, as well as disseminate information and research that will be practically useful to the populations.'

Dr Hiram Ting

'Becoming a Brand Ambassador for a well-known company can have many benefits beyond any financial incentives associated with the position. The opportunity to grow one’s personal brand is significant.'

Kit Fai Pun

In these networks I share knowledge, and experience. This opportunity as an ambassador allows me to have greater access and share information of articles and books that may be of interest in our research. It is my desire to remain as an ambassador for Emerald. It makes me proud to be part of this distinguished group, and I will gladly perform the role assigned to me.

Consuelo Garcia-de-la-torre