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Harry Broadman

Harry G. Broadman

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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 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. 

Recent 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?

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)

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