Former: U.S. Assistant Trade Representative, Global Finance CEO & Expert on Trade Disputes and Author of Three Best-Selling Books
Harry Broadman Bio
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.
Harry has been an advisor to entities as diverse as GE, IBM, Coke, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Abraaj, KIA, 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, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, ADIA, Dow, Future Fund, and Avon.
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.
Harry 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.