Harry Broadman brings a uniquely diverse mix of global operational and strategic business insights across the array of activities in which he is involved:

For more than 36 years, he has worked across a wide variety of industries in virtually every part of the world, including on-the-ground in more than 80 emerging markets spanning 5 continents. Over his career he has also had the opportunity to serve, from time to time, at the highest echelons of government and international sovereign financial restructuring institutions, taking on some of the most critical decision-making roles during pivotal turning points in our rapidly changing global economy. 

Who Is Harry Broadman?

Harry Broadman’s career path is the epitome of interdisciplinary. While his work has been centered in the private sector, in fact spanning a wide variety of roles, it has also been interspersed with stints in the public sector, multilateral finance, academia, journalism and as an author of numerous books and professional articles. Currently, he is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University; a Partner and Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice at the Berkeley Research Group LLC, an international investment dispute, antitrust litigation, and business transaction strategy consultancy; and an independent director on several corporate boards.

His private sector focus has evolved across sovereign finance, banking and enterprise restructuring in emerging markets; international private equity investing; founding a global management consulting practice at one of the Big Four on business growth strategy and innovation; serving as a director on several corporate boards; and providing litigation expert witness services for international disputes concerning investment and trade, antitrust, corporate governance, FCPA violations and matters related to actions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

In the public sector, he has served as a senior White House economic official; a lead U.S. international trade negotiator for the establishment of the WTO and NAFTA; a foreign investment regulator as a member of CFIUS; serving on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and as U.S. Senate committee professional staff member. In addition, he has held professorships at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities; been a monthly columnist for Forbes, Newsweek and Gulf News as well as a frequent columnist for the Financial Times; and engaged worldwide as a keynote speaker focusing on operational approaches for businesses to capture ‘first mover advantage’ while mitigating competitive, corruption and policy risks.

Broadman’s industry expertise covers (i) financial services, especially banks, private equity funds, institutional investors, pensions, family offices, and Sovereign Wealth Funds; (ii) traditional and technologically advanced infrastructure businesses, such as telecoms/ICT, logistics, aviation, shipping, ports, rail, trucking, and engineering and construction; (iii) energy, mining and minerals and natural resources; (iv) large-scale manufacturing; and (v) retail and consumer firms.

He has served as a strategic advisor to companies, banks and investment funds as diverse as IBM, GE, Coca-Cola, Canon, Jaguar Land Rover, Nike, 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, CEMEX, Microsoft, Weatherford, Canadian Pension Investment Board, Abraaj, Blackstone, PPG, Heineken, Tyco, Pfizer, Diageo, Caterpillar, Hilton, Dow, Manitowoc, Berkshire Hathaway, Carlyle, ADIA, Mahindra, and TPG, among others

He 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.

At the same time, he is a venerable practitioner dealing with the senior most government officials of many countries, including some of the toughest markets in the world, as well as engaging effectively—indeed proactively—with a wide variety of other stakeholders to help ensure sustained investment outcomes.

He has been interviewed by/quoted in numerous press outlets, such as The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; Harvard Business Review; The Financial Times; The Washington Post; Der Spiegel; The Asahi Shimbun; The BBC; NPR's Marketplace; Kommersant; Bloomberg; Fortune; People’s Daily; Newsweek; Time; Forbes; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; The Guardian; Huffington Post; Euromoney; CNBC; The Times of India; The South China Morning Post; South Africa Broadcast Company; Australia's SBS Television; National Journal; Hindustan Times; China Daily; Rossiyskaya Gazeta; Christian Science Monitor; The East African; El Arabiya; El Pais; Politico; L'Express; Izvestia; Daily Sun; and Radio Rwanda.

Broadman 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.