NAVIGATING THE GLOBE FOR GROWTH AND FENDING OFF RISKS
Harry Broadman brings a uniquely diverse mix of global operational and strategic business insights to the complex antitrust, international trade and investment disputes, and corruption and corporate governance cases for which he is asked to testify as an expert witness; to his emerging market-focused transaction advisory clients in C-suites and boardrooms; to the corporate boards of directors on which he sits; to the audiences of his keynote speeches that focus on the most pressing market issues of the day; to the readers of his numerous books, articles, and monthly columns on international economic policy; and to his interviewers in the business press.
For more than 36 years, Broadman 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, taking on some of the most critical policy-making roles during pivotal turning points in our rapidly changing global economy.
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 is a veteran at handling the challenges and opportunities of working in high-pressure, fast-paced business policy environments within U.S. and non-U.S. enterprises of all sizes, ownership structure, and sector.
Dr. Broadman 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 greater but also more durable and stable than otherwise would be the case.
Who Is Harry Broadman?
Harry Broadman’s career has been truly interdisciplinary. His work has been centered in the private sector—across a wide variety of roles—yet interspersed with stints in the public sector, journalism, academia 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; CEO of Proa Global Partners LLC; 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 on trade and investment disputes, antitrust and regulation, corporate governance, FCPA cases, matters related to actions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and valuation of economic damages.
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; 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.
Dr. 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 as diverse as GE, IBM, Coke, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Abraaj, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Pepsi, Walmart, Deere, Mars, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel, Temasek, Berkshire Hathaway, McCormick, ICANN, SunEdison, ITW, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Manitowoc, KIA, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, ADIA, Dow, Future Fund, and Avon, among others.
Broadman 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.
Dr. 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.