Harry G. Broadman

  • Former US Assistant Trade Representative and Chief of Staff, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • Former Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, World Bank Official and Private Equity Executive
  • Partner and Chair of Emerging Markets at BRG LLC
  • Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University

At the vanguard of his generation 38 years ago, Harry Broadman began a career focused on investment opportunities and risks in emerging markets. Today, he’s globally known as a venerable practitioner of the design and execution of novel ‘first-mover’ 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 partnerships, agile supply chains, robust corporate governance, tough financial compliance and anti-corruption controls, and incentives for sustained innovation.

Re-inventing himself multiple times across greatly differentiated senior roles in the private sector as a CEO, private equity investor, expert witness, management consultant and board director—interspersed with stints as a high-level White House trade negotiator and economic official and Senate committee professional staff member—he emerged as an authority on the fundamental drivers of the transformation world markets experienced (and continue to do so) long before the term "globalization" was ever uttered.

Harry has worked on the ground in more than 85 emerging markets across 5 continents, including China, India and the rest of Asia; much of Latin America; Russia and the Former Soviet Union; Eastern & Central Europe; the Balkans and Turkey; most of Africa; and much of the Middle East.

He’s advised entities such as IBM, Coke, CEMEX, Canon, Exxon, TPG, Valmet, KIA, ITW, Carlyle, PPG, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Mahindra, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Avon, Canadian Pension Bd, Intel, GE, Future Fund, ADIA, ICANN, Temasek, Berkshire Hathaway, McCormick, SunEdison, Westinghouse, Dow, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Apollo, Tyco, Caterpillar, Nike, Pfizer, Hilton, Blackstone, and Jaguar.

As a speaker, Harry 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 has the rare ability to frame such effects from a genuinely prospective vantage point rather than conventional rear-view mirror extrapolations, and through a prism incorporating intrinsic non-linearities of market changes. And, all done in a highly entertaining mode, infused with his infectious sense of humor.


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Past Hosts Include:
  • National Family Business Council
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Red Hat
  • U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • AMG Bank
  • Sentinel Risk Advisors and Share-Vu Capital
  • Corning
  • Cotton Council International
  • Institute for Private Investors
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Harry Broadman was asked to speak spontaneously and interactively with another expert on the “Challenges of China Today and Tomorrow”. Harry’s expertise, sense of the audience and demeanor allowed for a level of enhanced enlightenment beyond our expectations.

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Between his roles as a former US Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and World Bank Official, Dr. HARRY G. BROADMAN has 36 years of first-hand experience in critical business and policy decisions on global finance, international investment, foreign trade and domestic regulation. Broadman is trusted by businesses, investors, and policymakers to guide strategic decisions to achieve their aspirations for the future. His experience provides distinct—and often provocative—practical insights on market opportunities and risks in today’s global industrial landscape, especially in high-growth emerging markets.

Here are his latest predictions:

10.24.2023  CFIUS' Annual Report Fails to Illuminate US Foreign Investment Policy  |  IFLR

07.19.2023 'Carlsberg and Danone Got What They Deserved for Not Leaving Russia': Which Foreign Companies Will Putin Seize Next?  | Investment Monitor

07.12.2023  Analysis: Yellen Raised China's Hopes for a Tariff Cut, U.S. Politics will Crush Them  |  Reuters

05.26.2023  Is 'Decoupling" from the West Part of Beijing's Strategy?  |   Enterprise China

03.27.2023  Top Advisors 2023: Our Annual List of the Leading Global CFIUS Experts  |  Foreign Investment Watch

03.16.2023  Why The U.S. and Other Countries Want to Ban or Restrict TikTok  | TIME

01.24.2023  Congress is Gridlocked. America's Statehouse are Very Much Not The Economist 

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Harry G. Broadman is a globally renowned international finance executive, private equity investor, trade negotiator, and authority on business growth, risk-mitigation, corporate governance and innovation. Over the course of his 35+ year career he's re-invented himself more than a handful of times—not only in an interdisciplinary fashion, but also across greatly differentiated senior roles in the private sector, interspersed with stints as a high-level public official, professor and journalist.

Soon after receiving his doctorate in economics in his mid-20s, he 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 80 such countries across 5 continents, including throughout China, India and much of the rest of Asia; most of Latin America; Russia and almost every other Former Soviet Union state; the Balkans and Turkey; much of Africa; and parts of the Middle East.

A strategic advisor to C-suites and boards, Broadman has counseled companies and investment institutions as diverse as IBM, GE, Coca-Cola, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Johns Manville, Corning, Heineken, Emerging Capital Partners, Temasek, Australia Future Fund, Pepsi, Merck, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Avon, Intel, McCormick, Aditya Birla, Kuwait Investment Authority, Apollo, 57 Stars, ICANN, McCormick, SunEdison, ITW, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Weatherford, Canadian Pension Investment Board, Abraaj, Blackstone, PPG, Heineken, Tyco, Caterpillar, Hilton, Dow, Manitowoc, Berkshire Hathaway, Carlyle, ADIA, Mahindra, TPG.

As a keynote speaker, Harry brings to audiences a unique combination of both fundamentally insightful as well as pragmatic views about how commercial, financial and policy changes driving international markets are altering enterprises' opportunity-risk tradeoffs in ways few ever could have predicted or understood. Rather than using a rear-view mirror approach, he entices listeners to think through a prospective prism to frame critical business decision-making opportunities and challenges they will likely face. He draws out lessons punctuated by the ways markets intrinsically tend to operate in 'non-linear' patterns.

In addition to leaving audiences with concrete, practical takeaways—he often gets comments such as “unlike other speakers, you’re compelling because it’s clear you know firsthand what’s really ‘going down’ and what to do”—his speeches are also entertaining and infused with his infectious sense of humor.

Broadman has been interviewed numerous times on television and radio and been widely quoted in the electronic/print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, BBC, CNN, NPR, CNBC, CCTV, Fortune, CBC, The People’s Daily, Time, Kommersant, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Business Africa, El Pais, Le Monde, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, and The Washington Post. Presently, Harry is a Partner and Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice at the Berkeley Research Group LLC, a global litigation expert witness and business strategy consulting firm. His practice focuses on complex international trade and investment disputes and arbitration; antitrust and regulatory cases; corporate governance and corruption investigations and compliance; and matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS). Concurrently, he is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University; a monthly columnist for Forbes, Newsweek, and Gulf News; and engaged by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a Master Workshop Faculty Member.

He serves or has recently served on the Boards of Directors or Advisors of: ArmorText, a cybersecurity intra-enterprise communications software firm; Strategic Ratings, a UK-based credit ratings agency; PartnersGlobal, an international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) entity operating in 22 countries; The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, a healthcare and telecom services provider across 4 African countries; The Global Business School Network; The Russian-American Chamber of Commerce; and The Corporate Council on Africa. He is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

In 2015, Broadman stepped down PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he founded and led PwC's Global Business Growth Strategy Management Consulting Practice and also served as PwC's Chief Economist. Before joining PwC, he was Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee at Albright Capital Management, an international private equity and alternative strategy investment fund chaired by Madeleine Albright. He was also Managing Director of The Albright Group (now Albright Stonebridge), a business diplomacy consultancy.

Prior to that, Harry was a senior official at the World Bank, where he oversaw the Bank's largest sovereign finance operations and enterprise restructuring investments, as well as advisory programs on trade and investment policy, corporate governance, and antitrust and regulation in China; Russia and the Former Soviet Union states; and the Balkans. He also served as Economic Advisor for the entire Africa Region.

Earlier, Broadman worked in the White House as Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the first Gulf War and the Savings and Loan Crisis. He was then appointed as United States Assistant Trade Representative. In this position, he led the U.S. negotiations on international trade and investment across all services industries as part of the establishment of both NAFTA and the WTO. He also managed all negotiations of U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with other sovereigns. He was a Board Member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and served on CFIUS, which assesses national security impacts of inbound investment. Broadman came to the Executive Branch after serving as a Senior Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, then chaired by John Glenn, during which time Harry was a core drafter of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988.

Prior to his government service, Harry was on the Harvard University faculty; staff member at the RAND Corporation; Assistant Director, Center for Energy Policy at Resources for the Future, Inc.; and fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He has authored several books and numerous professional articles published in a wide array of peer-reviewed finance, economics, law, and foreign policy journals. His most recent books are: Africa's Silk Road: China and India's New Economic Frontier; From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the Former Soviet Union in the Global Economy; and The State As Shareholder: China's Management of Enterprise Assets.

Broadman is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of The Bretton Woods Committee. He received an A.B. in economics and history, magna cum laude, from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.