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Dr Harry G. Broadman

Chairman of the board

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Dr Harry G. Broadman

Chairman of the board

Dr Harry G. Broadman is a 36 year veteran multinational finance C-suite operational executive, independent board director and global strategic advisor to C-suites and boards of U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, banks, private equity firms, pensions, families, and sovereign wealth funds.

Dr Broadman’s operational expertise centres on: negotiating complex cross-border investment and trade transactions; building global supply chains; devising multi-dimensional approaches for risk-mitigation, FCPA compliance and financial control regimes; executing enterprise restructuring; championing proactive stakeholder strategies; and pursuing novel corporate alliances, M&A and JVs, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to foster risk-sharing and enduring market relationships.

Broadman has extensive hands-on experience across three broad-based industries: Financial Services, especially corporate finance, banking, private equity, asset management, institutional investing and financial controls; Infrastructure Sectors, including logistics, aviation, shipping, rail, trucking, telecoms, utilities, tourism, e-commerce and construction; and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Industries. Over his career he’s worked at the field level in all advanced economies as well as in 75+ Emerging Markets spanning 5 continents, especially in China, India, ASEAN, LATAM, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Balkans, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East.

He is a world renowned authority on global business growth strategy, corporate governance, compliance and innovation, and has published several books and numerous professional articles. He is extensively engaged as an Expert Witness in complex cases on matters involving international trade and investment disputes, antitrust, utility regulation, financial controls, and valuation of economic damages. As a strategic advisor to C-suites and boards. Broadman has worked for companies as diverse as GE, IBM, Coca-Cola, Canon, Exxon-Mobil, Valmet, Corning, Heineken, Merck, Walmart, Deere, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Intel, ICANN, SunEdison, Illinois Tool Works, Westinghouse, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Microsoft, Manitowoc, PPG, Tyco, Caterpillar, Dow, and Avon.

Broadman is currently CEO and Managing Partner of an emerging markets-focused investment transaction advisory firm, Proa Global Partners LLC; on the Faculty of Johns Hopkins University; a monthly business columnist for Forbes; Newsweek; and Gulf News; and a Master Workshop Faculty Member for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He serves as a Non-Executive Board Director of: (i) Armor Text — a cybersecurity software services provider; (ii) Partners Global—an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm operating in 22 emerging markets, on which he sits of the Board’s Executive Committee and also Chairs the Audit Committee; (iii) The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic—a cross-border healthcare and telecom services provider in 4 countries in Africa, and (iv) The Global Business School Network—a strategic alliance of advanced and developing country graduate business schools. Earlier he was on the Boards of the (v) Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and (vi) The Corporate Council on Africa. In 2015, Broadman stepped down as Senior Managing Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he founded and led PwC’s Business Growth Strategy Management Consulting Practice, which operated in 20+ countries. He also served as PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Chief Economist, working worldwide with PwC’s Chairman, CEO and Leadership Team, as well as with PwC’s Audit and Tax Practices.

Earlier, he was Managing Director and on the Investment Committee at Albright Capital Management, a global private equity firm led by Madeleine Albright, and A World Bank official, overseeing the Bank’s largest sovereign and enterprise restructuring loans in China and Russia.

Prior to that, Broadman served in the White House: as United States Assistant Trade Representative, leading negotiations for NAFTA and the WTO, a s well as negotiations of all U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties; as Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). Before coming to the White House, he was Chief Economist of the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, then chaired by John Glenn. Previously, he worked at the RAND Corporation; The Brookings Institution; Resources for the Future, Inc., and on the Harvard University Faculty.

A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bretton Woods Committee, Broadman received an A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1981.