Harry Broadman brings to his emerging markets transaction advisory clients in C-suites and boardrooms; to the corporate boards of directors on which he sits; to the complex legal cases for which he is asked to testify as an expert witness; and to the worldwide audiences of his keynote speeches, books, articles, and global business columns a unique interdisciplinary set of operational and strategic insights arising from his work in every part of the world for more than 35 years, including on-the-ground in more than 75 emerging markets spanning 5 continents. 

Drawing on these experiences, he works with businesses to achieve rapid growth and high rates of return; execute novel risk-mitigation strategies; institute robust corporate governance and financial compliance incentives; stimulate product and process innovation; and utilize state-of-the-art management approaches that enhance worker productivity.  

He has an unrelenting concentration on producing outcomes that significantly expand the 'double bottom-line'--where the benefits that accrue to both investors and local populations in which their operations take place are not only larger but also more durable and stable than otherwise would be the case.     

Who Is Harry Broadman?

Harry's multidimensional private sector career has evolved across international finance; private equity investing; founding and leading a global management consulting practice at one of the Big Four accounting firms advising C-suites and boards on business growth strategy, cross-border supply chain management, FCPA and UK Bribery Act disciplines, and reducing exposure to commercial and regulatory risks; serving on several corporate boards; and providing expert witness testimony on trade and investment disputes, antitrust and regulation, corporate governance, and economic damages.

His industry expertise covers large-scale manufacturing and retail and consumer businesses; energy, mining and natural resources; and traditional and technologically advanced services sectors, such as banking and insurance, telecommunications, transportation, engineering and construction, e-commerce, logistics and tourism.

These activities have been interspersed with his stints in the public sector and academia as a senior White House economic official; U.S. international trade negotiator; foreign investment regulator as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS); on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); U.S. Senate committee professional staff member; university professor; best-selling book author; and keynote speaker.

Harry has a deep understanding of the workings of the global marketplace and its complex spectrum of business, policy and consumer environments. He knows firsthand how firms’ successes and failures are shaped by the ability to anticipate competitors’, suppliers’, customers’ and policymakers’ movements; adapt to markets' cyclicality and non-linearities; adopt changes in technology to foster operational agility; and manage capital allocation and balance sheets to engender financial flexibility.

He has extensive experience handling the challenges and opportunities of working in high-pressure, fast-paced environments within U.S. and non-U.S. enterprises of all sizes, ownership structure, and sector—publicly and privately held firms and banks; private equity funds, institutional investors and pensions; family offices; and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

At the same time, he is a veteran practitioner dealing with the senior most government officials, including those in some of the toughest markets, as well as effectively, indeed proactively, engaging a wide variety of stakeholders to help ensure durable outcomes.

Harry has served as a strategic advisor to companies as diverse as GE, IBM, Coca-Cola, Canon, Pepsi, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Abraaj, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel, Berkshire Hathaway, McCormick, ICANN, SunEdison, Illinois Tool Works, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Manitowoc, Future Fund, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, Dow, and Avon, among others.

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