Harry Broadman – Business Strategy

155
Harry Broadman - Business Strategy

Harry Broadman – Business Strategy 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. He is a former senior trade negotiator, emerging markets private equity executive, Harvard faculty member, and best-selling book author on China, India and Africa.

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.

Book Harry now through Conference Speakers International

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.

Harry Broadman – Business Strategy has a deep understanding of the workings of the global marketplace and its complex spectrum of business, policy and consumer environments. He knows first-hand 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 vanguard of his generation, 36 years ago Harry Broadman began a career focused on business opportunities and risks in emerging markets. Today, he’s globally known as a venerable practitioner of the design and execution of novel investment strategies in such markets to achieve rapid business growth and rigorous risk-mitigation—strategies that focus on building durable cross-border trade and investment transactions, potent strategic alliances and partnership, agile supply chains, robust corporate governance protocols, tough compliance and anti-corruption controls, and incentives for sustained innovation.

Re-inventing himself multiple times over the years in an interdisciplinary fashion across greatly differentiated senior roles in the private sector—interspersed with stints as a high-level White House economic official, trade negotiator and Senate committee professional staff member—Harry emerged as an authority on the fundamental drivers and contours of the transformation world markets have undergone—and continue to do so—long before the term “globalization” was ever uttered.

He’s worked on the ground in more than 75 emerging markets across 5 continents, including China, India and the rest of Asia; much of Latin America; in Russia and almost every other Former Soviet Union state; across Eastern & Central Europe; the Balkans; Turkey; most of Africa; and much of the Middle East.

As a speaker, he brings to audiences a unique combination of fundamentally insightful views and operational lessons about the ways is which market and policy dynamics will impact C-suites, boards, managers and workers as well as suppliers and customers, and how they’ll alter business fortunes.

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.

Harry Broadman – Business Strategy has the rare ability to frame such effects from a genuinely prospective vantage point rather than conventional rear-view mirror extrapolations, and through a prism incorporating intrinsic non-linearities of market changes. And, all done in a highly entertaining mode, infused with his infectious sense of humor. Follow CSI on Twitter

Harry Broadman – Business Strategy

Recent Speaking Topics

  • Trump’s Misplaced Penchant For Bilateral Trade Deals
    • Naiveté About CFIUS’ National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment In The U.S.
    • Just Where Is The Growth in the Global Economy?
    • Millennials’ Push For Corporate Instant Messaging Will Enhance Cybersecurity Will China’s ‘One-Belt, One Road’ Become ‘A Bridge to Nowhere’?
    • Time To Try An Economic Carrot Approach With North Korea Infrastructure May Not Be Sexy, But Bring Sexy Back
    • India Is The Tortoise To China’s Hare
    • Brexit Could Be The UK’s Gift To A revitalized EU
    • Africa Is Becoming Silicon Valley 2.0
    • Will Putin Succeed in Recreating the Soviet Empire?
    • Do Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs Actually Pay Off?

Publications

Numerous books and peer-reviewed articles in professional finance, economics, foreign policy and law journals.

Most recent books are:

Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier

The Business(es) of the Chinese State

From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and The Former Soviet Union

VIDEOS: