Harinder Kohli

Harinder Kohli

President and Chief Executive Officer

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 Editor of Global Journal of Emerging Markets Economies. Prior to starting his current ventures, he served over 25 years in various senior managerial positions at the World Bank. He has written extensively on the emergence of Asia, Latin America, Africa and other emerging market economies, financial development, private capital flows, and infrastructure. He is an author and co-editor of India 2039: An Affluent Society in One Generation (2010), Latin America 2040—Breaking Away from Complacency: An Agenda for Resurgence (2010), A Resilient Asia amidst Global Financial Crisis (2010), and Islamic Finance (2011), Asia 2050: Realizing the Asian Century (2011), and A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All (2012). He led Centennial Group teams that helped ADB and CAF develop their long term corporate strategies. Mr. Kohli is currently leading a year long EMF study on the long term prospects and challenges faced by emerging market economies worldwide.

Past Experience:

World Bank – Various senior managerial positions

Key Advisory Engagements

Asian Development Bank

Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)