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
  • Unmatched Perspectives for Future Opportunities and Risks gained from 30 Years Experience making Critical Global Business and Policy Decisions

Dr. Harry G. Broadman is former US Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Senior Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Private Equity Investment Executive, World Bank Official, RAND Corporation Staff Member, and Professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins.  These positions have placed him at the forefront of the most critical global business and policy decisions over the past three decades.  Broadman offers distinct—and often provocative—practical insights on not only where are the market opportunities and risks in today’s global industrial landscape, especially in high growth emerging markets, but also on how businesses, investors and policymakers can most effectively make strategic decisions to achieve their aspirations for the future.

Broadman is Partner and Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice at Berkeley Research Group LLC, a global consultancy on 6 continents focused on international investment disputes and arbitration; cross-border trade policy and national security regulation; antitrust litigation; and corporate governance and corruption matters. He is also a professor at Johns Hopkins University; serves on several corporate boards; a faculty member and Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); and a monthly global business columnist for Forbes and Gulf News, and frequent contributor to the Financial Times.  

A former US Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Managing Director and Investment Committee Member at Albright Capital Management (an international private equity firm), a World Bank executive in China, Russia, the Balkans and Africa, and Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he founded and led PwC’s Global Management Consulting Business Growth Strategy Practice and also served as PwC’s chief economist, Broadman’s multifaceted perspective draws on more than 36 years of operational expertise in how corporations, investors, and governments interact on a day-to-day basis and how best to navigate and capitalize on these interrelationships.  Earlier in his career, Broadman served on the Harvard University faculty, on the RAND Corporation staff, at the Brookings Institution, and as Chief Economist of the US Senate Committee chaired by John Glenn. 

He is lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. He is the author of three widely cited books: 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; and China's Management of Enterprise Assets: The State As Shareholder.  Broadman also writes extensively for professional economics, foreign policy and law journals. Broadman earned his B.A. magna cum laude in Economics and History from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.


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  • Sentinel Risk Advisors and Share-Vu Capital
  • Corning
  • Cotton Council International
  • Institute for Private Investors
  • National Assoc. of Corporate Directors
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Business Resilience and Competition

The success of all companies, both those that only operate domestically or are engaged in international markets, is determined by how well they are able to successfully navigate the increasingly rapid changes in risks and growth opportunities that characterize today’s markets throughout the world, e ...

The success of all companies, both those that only operate domestically or are engaged in international markets, is determined by how well they are able to successfully navigate the increasingly rapid changes in risks and growth opportunities that characterize today’s markets throughout the world, enabling them to outsmart their competitors. In a nutshell, resilience in business operations should be at the heart of a firm’s strategy, informing decisions—both short- and long-run—taken by the company’s executive team and the board of directors that oversee them. Which operational corporate strategies have proven to be most effective in balancing the mitigation of risks and the pursuit of growth? What lessons should be drawn from the practices pursued by the most successful companies across a variety of sectors and geographies in achieving agility to outperform rivals? As a veteran business practitioner and international banker with enormous on-the-ground expertise working in numerous sectors and geographies; private equity investment executive; advisor to C-suites and boards; and professor of global corporate strategy, Harry Broadman shares his practical insights on what he is seeing as the most effective approaches today to enhance business resilience.

Investment Opportunities and Mitigating Risks in Emerging Markets


Modernizing Corporate Governance


The Coalition-Based Trade Strategy Trump Should Pursue Toward China


Corporate Boards Oversight Of Cyber Risks Is Too Passive


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Harry G. Broadman, International Business Columnist

With vast experience in global business strategy, international finance, and economic policy, HARRY G. BROADMAN's words are a must-read for survival in our complex and ever-changing world. Dr. Broadman currently writes monthly columns for ForbesNewsweek (International), and Gulf News on global business growth strategy and innovation; international finance and cross-border investment transactions, both private and sovereign; and innovative approaches towards risk-mitigation, anti-corruption compliance and corporate governance.

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At the vanguard of his generation 36 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 80 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.

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