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Harinder S. K.

Founding Director and Chief Executive, Emerging Markets Forum

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States


Harinder S. Kohli is the founding director and chief executive of Emerging Markets Forum as well as founding director, president, and CEO of Centennial Group International, both based in Washington, D.C. He is the founding editor of the Global Journal of Emerging Markets Economies. He is also director of a number of other international companies, including LatinFinance. Prior to starting his current ventures, he served some 28 years in various senior managerial positions at the World Bank and before that in the private sector in India and France. He has written extensively on the emergence of Asia, Latin America, Africa, and other emerging market economies; finance and private sector development; and infrastructure. He is a co-author, editor, and/or co-editor of a dozen books, including: India 2039 — An Affluent Society in One Generation, Latin America 2040—Breaking Away from Complacency: An Agenda for Resurgence, A Resilient Asia Amidst Global Financial Crisis, Islamic Finance, Asia 2050 — Realizing the Asian Century, A New Vision for Mexico 2042 — Achieving Prosperity for All, Africa 2050 — Realizing the Continent’s Full Potential, and Central Asia 2050: Unleashing the Region’s Potential, The World in 2050: Striving for a Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community, and Africa Reset: A New Way Forward. Additionally, he led Centennial Group teams that helped the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Development Bank of Latin America-CAF develop their long-term corporate strategies. Mr Kohli is currently leading a team that is assisting Saudi Arabia’s new National Development Fund formulate its long-term strategy to help the country realize its audacious Vision 2030.


  • trade customs
  • competitiveness
  • development
  • banking system
  • writing / journalism
  • india
  • france
  • mexico
  • saudi arabia
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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