Areas of Expertise
Broadman has extensive practitioner experience across a wide array of geographies. This includes not only all advanced economy countries, but also nearly every emerging and frontier market worldwide, having worked on transactions at the field-level in more than 55 of them across five continents. His deepest operational expertise is in China and virtually every East Asian country; in India and neighboring South Asian nations; in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru and other LATAM markets; in Russia, and with few exceptions, all of the Former Soviet Union states; in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans; and most countries on the sub-Saharan African continent.
Harry’s industry sector expertise is diverse and covers: Finance, especially asset management, corporate growth strategy, banking, private equity, bankruptcy and enterprise restructuring, fin-tech, R&D investment, start-ups, and M&A/JVs; Energy and Natural Resources, including oil and gas as well as renewables, and mining; and Infrastructure Services, especially telecommunications, aviation, shipping and ports, rail, trucking, e-commerce, travel and tourism, and engineering and construction.
Broadman is a veteran subject matter specialist in multinational corporate growth, investment and finance strategy; international business innovation; supply chain risk management; location-decision-making; regional market and multi- plant integration; corporate governance reform; management of anti-corruption and compliance risks (FCPA/UK Anti- Bribery Act); competitive market intelligence and reputational due diligence; formation of strategic alliances and public- private-partnerships (PPPs); design of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives; antitrust and competition policy; and negotiation of sovereign trade and investment agreements and treaties.
Harry is a seasoned decision-maker, especially in fast paced, high pressured, multi-dimensional risky business environments, and an agile, imaginative negotiator of complex cross-border multi-party investment and trade transactions, including with foreign enterprises and governments. He has been a driving force behind establishing highly successful enterprises positioned at the leading edge of their markets, and the builder and leader of globally dispersed, large, multi-cultural teams of professionals.
He brings to the C-suite and boardroom a unique combination of pragmatic, operational insights about the commercial, financial and policy underpinnings of how international market dynamics—from the factory floor upwards—are shaping the competitive fortunes of business, both in terms of day-to-day transactions and longer run strategies for balancing growth and risk, and for outpacing rivals. He has an unwavering sense of fiduciary responsibility, integrity, and sound governance, and does not shy away from posing tough questions when needed. And, he is known for his congeniality, transparency, being a team player, and an infectious sense of humor.
Broadman recently became CEO and Managing Partner of Proa Global Partners LLC, an emerging markets-focused investment transactional advisory firm, which devises and collaborates with clients to execute innovative approaches to exploit opportunities for arbitrage, and nimbly capitalizing on growth while mitigating risk. The firm’s clients include corporates, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices and high net worth individuals.
Concurrently, Harry recently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he serves as Director of Johns Hopkins’ new Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets as well as a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins’ Foreign Policy Institute.
In addition, Broadman is presently a monthly columnist for Forbes, Newsweek International and Gulf News, where writes on global business growth strategy and innovation.
He also serves or has recently served on the Boards of Directors of: The Corporate Council on Africa; The Global Business School Network; The Russian-American Chamber of Commerce; The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic; Partners for Democratic Change, a global alternative dispute resolution firm. Harry is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.
In 2015, Harry stepped down as Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he founded and led PwC’s Emerging Markets Business Growth Strategy Management Consulting Practice. The practice’s clients included GE, Delta, Canon, Standard Chartered, Heineken, CEMEX, Australia’s Future Fund, Coca Cola, Intel, Apollo Capital, Merck, Siemens, Valmet, Bechtel, Sun Edison, Walmart, Abraaj Capital and IBM.
Before joining PwC, Broadman was Managing Director and served on the Investment Committee at Albright Capital Management LLC, a private equity and alternative strategy investment fund focused exclusively on emerging markets. He was also a Managing Director of The Albright Group (now Albright Stonebridge).
Previously, Harry was a senior official at the World Bank, where he negotiated and executed some of the Bank’s largest business restructuring loan operations, including those in China and East Asia; Russia and the CIS; the Balkans; and sub- Saharan Africa.
Prior to the World Bank, Broadman served in the Executive Office of the President as U.S. Assistant Trade Representative, where he oversaw all U.S. negotiations on international trade and investment in the services sectors as part of the establishment of both NAFTA and the WTO, including the negotiation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). At the same time, Broadman led all U.S. negotiations of U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs); sat on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and served on the White House Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).
Earlier, Harry was Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in the White House, at the time of the first Gulf War and the U.S. Savings and Loan Crisis. He came to the White House after serving on Capitol Hill as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, then chaired by Senator John Glenn, where he was a key drafter of the Omnibus Trade Act.
Before serving in the White House, Broadman was on the staff at the RAND Corporation; Assistant Director at Resources for the Future, Inc. (RFF); Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and on the faculties of Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.
Harry received an A.B. in economics and history, magna cum laude, from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
Broadman has authored several books and numerous professional articles published in a wide array of peer-reviewed economics, foreign policy and law journals. His two most recent books are: Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier and From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the ‘Former’ Soviet Union in the Global Economy.