Harry G. Broadman


Former Chief of Staff, President’s Council of Economic Advisors; Former U.S. Assistant Trade Representative; and Former Managing Director, Albright Capital Management

Dr. Harry G. Broadman, Ph.D., is a veteran global investment, trade, and science & technology negotiator; international private equity investment executive; independent board director; and advisor to U.S. and foreign corporations, banks, private equity and pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and governments. He is an authority on structuring cross-border commercial and sovereign finance and investment transactions; sustainability and corporate governance strategy; global supply chain management; competition policy; innovation, and national security regulation.

In addition to all major advanced economies, Harry has worked on the ground in 85+ emerging markets in businesses across China, India and much of the rest of the Asian continent; most Latin American countries; all of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Balkans and Turkey; the Middle East; throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union; and more than half of the countries on the African continent.

Beyond his role at WestExec, Harry is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. He also serves on the governing council of The ESG Exchange; chairs the board of directors of Strategic Ratings Corporation and chairs the audit committee of PartnersGlobal’s board of directors. He is a member of the advisory boards of ArmorText, the Global Business School Network, and the Lake Tanganyika Floating Clinic, and serves on APCO’s International Advisory Council. He is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and an NACD Master Workshop Faculty Member. He is a monthly Business Leadership Strategy Columnist for Forbes and the quarterly National Security Columnist for the International Financial Law Review, on whose Editorial Board he serves.

Harry brings to WestExec extensive operational experience in both the private and public sectors as well as in academia. He was Senior Managing Director at PwC, where he founded and led the Global Business Growth Strategy Management Consulting Practice as well as serving as the firm’s Chief Economist.

Before joining PwC, he worked at Albright Capital Management, an international private equity and alternative strategy investment fund focused on emerging markets chaired by Madeleine Albright, where he was Managing Director, Chief Economist, and a member of the Investment Committee. He was also Managing Director of The Albright Group, a business diplomacy consultancy (now Albright Stonebridge).

Prior to his career in private equity, Harry was a senior official at the World Bank, where he oversaw the Bank’s largest sovereign finance operations and enterprise restructuring investments totaling in excess of $3 billion in several of the Bank’s largest clients, including China, Russia and the other former Soviet Union states, as well as the Balkans. He also served as the Bank’s Economic Advisor for the whole Africa Region.

Harry first served in the White House as Chief of Staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) for more than three years, including during the first Gulf War and the Savings and Loan Crisis. In that role he liaised with both the Treasury Secretary and the Chair of the Federal Reserve and oversaw the writing of several annual Economic Reports of the President.

Subsequently, he was appointed United States Assistant Trade Representative, where he led U.S. negotiations across all services industries for the creation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) as part of the establishment of the WTO at its inception as well as all negotiations of the analogous agreements for the creation of NAFTA. In addition, he chaired U.S. negotiations of all Bilateral Investment Treaties as well as all U.S. International Science and Technology Agreements. Harry also served as a Member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) as well as on the board of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Harry came to the Executive Branch after serving as Chief Economist of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (previously “Governmental Affairs”). He worked directly for the committee’s chair, John Glenn, and was a key drafter of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, which remains the core U.S. trade law today; organized several days of committee hearings on the nation’s response to global technological challenges emanating (then) from Japan; and was Glenn’s principal advisor on all votes on economic and budget policies.

Harry was managing director at Berkely Research Group LLC, a global investment litigation dispute consultancy and business management strategy company, where he chaired both the firm’s emerging markets and its national security (CFIUS) practices. His testimony on a cross-border property rights case between iconic European and Chinese companies exacted an award of close to $1 billion. His most significant management strategy client was one of the world’s top three logistics and port management firms.

Early in his career, Harry was a faculty member at Harvard University, with appointments in the Economics Department within the School of Arts and Sciences and in the Kennedy School of Government’s Energy and Environmental Policy Center. Prior to his appointments at Harvard, he was an Economics Fellow at The Brookings Institution; Assistant Director of the Center for Energy Policy at Resources for the Future, Inc. (RFF); on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and on the staff at the RAND Corporation.

Harry has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in professional economics, finance, foreign policy, and law journals, and is the author of several books, including Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier; From Disintegration to Reintegration: Russia and the Former Soviet Union in the Global Economy; and The State as Shareholder: China’s Management of Enterprise Assets.

He was elected as a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of The Bretton Woods Committee.

He 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.