Dr. Harry G. Broadman is former US Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Senior Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Private Equity Investment Executive, World Bank Official, RAND Corporation Staff Member, and Professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. These positions have placed him at the forefront of the most critical global business and policy decisions over the past three decades. Broadman offers distinct—and often provocative—practical insights on not only where are the market opportunities and risks in today’s global industrial landscape, especially in high growth emerging markets, but also on how businesses, investors and policymakers can most effectively make strategic decisions to achieve their aspirations for the future.
Broadman is Partner and Chair of the Emerging Markets Practice at Berkeley Research Group LLC, a global consultancy on 6 continents focused on international investment disputes and arbitration; cross-border trade policy and national security regulation; antitrust litigation; and corporate governance and corruption matters. He is also a professor at Johns Hopkins University; serves on several corporate boards; a faculty member and Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); and a monthly global business columnist for Forbes and Gulf News, and frequent contributor to the Financial Times.
A former US Assistant Trade Representative, Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Managing Director and Investment Committee Member at Albright Capital Management (an international private equity firm), a World Bank executive in China, Russia, the Balkans and Africa, and Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he founded and led PwC’s Global Management Consulting Business Growth Strategy Practice and also served as PwC’s chief economist, Broadman’s multifaceted perspective draws on more than 36 years of operational expertise in how corporations, investors, and governments interact on a day-to-day basis and how best to navigate and capitalize on these interrelationships. Earlier in his career, Broadman served on the Harvard University faculty, on the RAND Corporation staff, at the Brookings Institution, and as Chief Economist of the US Senate Committee chaired by John Glenn.
He is lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. He is the author of three widely cited books: Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier; From Disintegration to Reintegration: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in International Trade; and China's Management of Enterprise Assets: The State As Shareholder. Broadman also writes extensively for professional economics, foreign policy and law journals. Broadman earned his B.A. magna cum laude in Economics and History from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Harry Broadman spoke at our bi-annual US Cotton Summit to a very diverse global audience of over 400 people from 30 countries and wowed them with his impressive knowledge of the world and his insights about how history is shaping so many of the current issues we face. We had very positive reviews in our follow up survey and I would heartily recommend Harry as a speaker.
Harry Broadman was asked to speak spontaneously and interactively with another expert on the “Challenges of China Today and Tomorrow”. Harry’s expertise, sense of the audience and demeanor allowed for a level of enhanced enlightenment beyond our expectations.
Dr. Broadman's trenchant, actionable and compelling insights were most beneficial to our organization. The feedback from our guests was overwhelmingly positive
Harry's keynote speech at the Institute for Private Investors' Spring Forum in New York was confident-inspiring, insightful, and extremely well-received by our members.