Harry Broadman’s thirty five-year career has centered on identifying and structuring complex cross-border investment and trade transactions in emerging markets that incorporate innovative approaches to exploit first mover advantages and mitigate commercial and governance risks.

He is an expert on multinational corporate strategy; supply chain management; regional market integration; anti-corruption and compliance (FCPA/UK Anti-Bribery Act); competitive market intelligence; public-private-partnerships (PPPs) and corporate social responsibility (CSR): corporate governance reform; and antitrust and competition policy.

Broadman recently became CEO and Managing Partner of Proa Global Partners LLC, a global management consultancy focused on business strategy and investment in emerging markets. The firm’s clients include corporations, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices.

Concurrently, he is a non-executive director on several boards; monthly global business columnist for Newsweek, Forbes and Gulf News; and a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he serves as the Director of Johns Hopkins’ new Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets and Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins’ Foreign Policy Institute. He is also an active speaker, represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau; Leading Authorities; and the Worldwide Speakers Group. He is a life-time Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

In late 2015 Broadman stepped down as Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he founded and led PwC’s Emerging Markets Business Strategy Practice, which realized US$7 million in global annual fees and encompassed more than 25 professionals around the world. He also served as PwC’s Chief Economist. Prior to PwC, he was Managing Director and served on the Investment Committee at Albright Capital Management LLC, a private equity and alternative strategy investment fund focused exclusively on emerging markets. He was also Managing Director at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global consultancy chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Previously, Broadman was a senior official at the World Bank, where he negotiated and executed some of the Bank’s largest business restructuring loan operations, including those in China and East Asia; Russia and the CIS; the Balkans; and sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining the Bank, he served in the Executive Office of the President as U.S. Assistant Trade Representative, where he oversaw all U.S. negotiations on international trade and investment in the services sectors in the creation of both NAFTA and the WTO, including the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).  He also led all U.S. negotiations of US Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs); sat on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and served on the White House Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

Earlier, Broadman served in the White House as Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and on Capitol Hill as Senior Professional Staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, then chaired by Senator John Glenn, for whom he also served as Chief Economist.

Prior to that he was on the staff at the Rand Corporation, Assistant Director at Resources for the Future, Inc. (RFF); Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and on the faculties of Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.

Broadman has extensive practitioner experience in almost every major emerging and frontier market worldwide, especially China and the ASEAN; India; Brazil and other LATAM countries; Russia and the Former Soviet Union; Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans; and most of sub-Saharan Africa.  

His industry sector expertise includes banking, finance and private equity; the energy, mining and natural resources sector; infrastructure services, especially telecommunications, aviation, shipping and ports, and rail and trucking; and capital-intensive manufacturing, such as steel, chemicals and regulated utilities. 

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.

Broadman has authored several books and numerous professional articles published in a wide array of peer-reviewed economics, foreign policy and law journals. His two most recent books are: Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier and From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the ‘Former’ Soviet Union in the Global Economy.




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