Harry G. Broadman Keynote Speaker

  • Partner and Chair, Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group LLC
  • Former Chief of Staff, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • Author of Three Best-Selling Books on China, Russia and Emerging Markets

Harry G. Broadman's Biography

Harry G. Broadman is a globally renowned international finance executive, Expert Witness for High profile Arbitration and Litigation Cases on International Disputes on trade, investment, antitrust, FCPA, CFIUS and Corporate Governance. He is a Partner and Chair for Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group, LLC. He is also the Director on Four Corporate Boards and NACD Governance Leadership Fellow.

At the vanguard of his generation, 36 years ago Harry Broadman began a career focused on business opportunities and risks in emerging markets. Today, he’s globally known as a venerable practitioner of the design and execution of novel investment strategies in such markets to achieve rapid business growth and rigorous risk-mitigation—strategies that focus on building durable cross-border trade and investment transactions, potent strategic alliances and partnership, agile supply chains, robust corporate governance protocols, tough compliance and anti-corruption controls, and incentives for sustained innovation.

A regular Global Business Columnist for Forbes and the Financial Times, Harry has emerged as a thought-leader on the unforeseen dynamics that have changed the underlying structure and character of world markets long before the term “globalization” was commonplace. These insights shaped Broadman’s focus on operational strategies that propel firms’ competitiveness, especially in emerging markets, the parts of the world toward which he has always had a strong predisposition. He has worked in more than 75 countries across 5 continents, especially throughout China, India and the rest of Asia; most of Latin America; almost every Former Soviet Union state; across all Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans and Turkey; much of Africa; and parts of the Middle East.

He’s worked on the ground in more than 75 emerging markets across 5 continents, including China, India and the rest of Asia; much of Latin America; in Russia and almost every other Former Soviet Union state; across Eastern & Central Europe; the Balkans; Turkey; most of Africa; and much of the Middle East. Harry has been an advisor to entities as diverse as GE, IBM, Coke, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Abraaj, KIA, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Pepsi, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel, Temasek, Berkshire Hathaway, McCormick, ICANN, SunEdison, ITW, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Manitowoc, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, ADIA, Dow, Future Fund, and Avon.

As a speaker, he brings to audiences a unique combination of fundamentally insightful views and operational lessons about the ways is which market and policy dynamics will impact C-suites, boards, managers and workers as well as suppliers and customers, and how they’ll alter business fortunes.

Harry was Former United States Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Managing Director at Albright Capital Management and Chief Economist for the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Chaired by John Glenn. He has been a Professor at harvard University, a member of staff at RAND Corporation and a Senior World Bank Official in China, Russia, The Balkans and Africa.

Harry has published three books: ‘China’s Management of Enterprise Assets: The State As Shareholder’, ‘Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier’ and ‘From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the Former Soviet Union in the World Economy’. 

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Harry G. Broadman's Speaking Topics

Trump's Misplaced Penchant For Bilateral Trade Deals

Naiveté About CFIUS' National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment In The U.S.

Just Where Is The Growth in the Global Economy?

Millennials' Push For Corporate Instant Messaging Will Enhance Cybersecurity

Will China's 'One-Belt, One Road' Become 'A Bridge to Nowhere’?

Time To Try An Economic Carrot Approach With North Korea

India Is The Tortoise To China’s Hare

Africa Is Becoming Silicon Valley 2.0

Will Putin Succeed in Recreating the Soviet Empire?

Do Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Actually Pay Off?

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Videos of Harry G. Broadman

Bloomberg TV: “Governance of the IMF and World Bank, Data Integrity and Economic Outlook
Bloomberg TV: “Governance of the IMF and World Bank, Data Integrity and Economic Outlook" 10/12/21
Balancing Opportunities and Risks in Overseas Investment
Balancing Opportunities and Risks in Overseas Investment
Corning Corporation
Corning Corporation
Managing to Enhance Competitive Corporate Agility
Managing to Enhance Competitive Corporate Agility
CNBC Africa TV Interview | “How Can EAC Countries Attract More Foreign Direct Investment to Aid Recovery from COVID19?”
CNBC Africa TV Interview | “How Can EAC Countries Attract More Foreign Direct Investment to Aid Recovery from COVID19?”
Bloomberg TV Interview | No Choice But to Play Hardball with China: Canadian Detainees, Uyghurs, Decoupling, and a G7 R&D7
Bloomberg TV Interview | No Choice But to Play Hardball with China: Canadian Detainees, Uyghurs, Decoupling, and a G7 R&D7
Presentation for Corporate Board of Directors on Key Issues for 2022: Sustainability Cybersecurity
Presentation for Corporate Board of Directors on Key Issues for 2022: Sustainability Cybersecurity
"Technology in a World of Shifting Trade Patterns" at FreightWaves' Future of Freight Festival 2022
"Advanced Democracies' International S&T Collaboration and China's Standing at the WTO"
"Governing for Sustainability" at Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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Books by Harry G. Broadman

China's Management of Enterprise Assets: The State As Shareholder (World Bank Country Study)
Africa's Silk Road: China and India's New Economic Frontier
From Disintegration to Reintegration: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in International Trade (Europe and Central Asia Reports)

Comments & Testimonials

Harry Brodman was our closing keynote speaker and did an exceptional job of tailoring his presentation to fit the changing needs and dynamics of our industry today. He took complex subject matter and communicated what was most important to our members, as well as the most salient opportunities on the horizon.
Thomas J. Bisacquino President and CEO, NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Harry led dialogs with our external Strategic Advisory Board giving context to the risks and potential opportunities we are facing in global markets with specific industry sector examples to which our members could directly relate. These discussions help set the tone for deeper discussions and specific directions that we should take with our corporate strategy.
Michael Ferris SVP Corporate Development and Strategy, Red Hat
Harry Broadman spoke at our bi-annual US Cotton Summit to a very diverse global audience of over 400 people from 30 countries and wowed them with his impressive knowledge of the world and his insights about how history is shaping so many of the current issues we face. We had very positive reviews in our follow-up survey and I would heartily recommend Harry as a speaker.
Bruce Atherley Executive Director, Cotton Council International
Harry was the keynoter for our 2023 Economic Outlook Forecast provided to 300 business sector leaders. His presentation came at a time of great uncertainty regarding interest rate hikes, inflationary pressures, global recession prospects, and challenging labor availability and attainable housing markets. He ably wove together regional, national, and international realities that were drivers for what we were experiencing. I highly recommend him if your leader audience “wants to ride the economy’s waves versus getting crushed by them on the beach.”
Bryan Derreberry President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

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