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 greater 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 and banking; private equity investing; management consulting (where he founded and led a new emerging markets-focused transaction advisory practice at one of the Big Four that assisted C-suites and boards of global firms to develop and execute strategies to enhance business growth, reduce exposure to commercial and regulatory risks, strengthen management of global supply chains, implement rigorous anti-corruption compliance disciplines, and establish critical co-investment partnerships); serving as a director on several corporate boards; and providing litigation expert witness services (testimony, depositions, analytical reports, policy assessments and data analysis) 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.

His industry expertise covers traditional and technologically advanced services and infrastructure sectors— such as finance, banking and insurance; ICT, aviation, shipping, ports, rail, trucking and logistics; engineering and construction; and tourism—as well energy, minerals and natural resources; large-scale manufacturing; and retail and consumer.

Harry 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.

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.

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.

At the same time, he is a veteran 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.

Harry’s activities in the private sector have been interspersed with stints in the public sector, journalism, and academia—as a senior White House economic official; U.S. international trade negotiator; foreign investment regulator as a member of CFIUS; serving on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); U.S. Senate committee professional staff member; university professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities; best-selling book author; monthly columnist for Forbes, Newsweek and Gulf News; and as a keynote speaker.

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.