Harinder Kohli President and Chief Executive Officer

Harinder Kohli is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Group International as well as Founding Director and Chief Executive of the Emerging Markets Forum. Prior to founding the Centennial Group, Mr. Kohli spent over 25 years at the World Bank in a series of senior positions. He has extensive experience in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He is an author and editor of a number of books including India 2039: An Affluent Society in One Generation; Asia 2050: Realizing the Asian Century; Latin America 2040- Breaking away from Complacency: An Agenda for Resurgence; A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All; and Africa 2050: Realizing the Continent’s Full Potential. He is also the editor of the Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies.  He has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences and was invited to address the World Economic Forum meetings as well as the APEC Business Forum. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked in private industry in India (Union Carbide) and France (Pechiney Group).  Mr. Kohli has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (elected Baker Scholar with High Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Punjab University, India (First Class Honors). He completed an Executive Development Program jointly developed and delivered by the Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University and INSEAD.