Harpaul Alberto Kohli
Manager, Information Analytics, Centennial Group
Harpaul Kohli is the Manager of Information Analytics at the Centennial Group, where he also manages the Forum’s technology, works as a research assistant, and has developed an integrated database of over 67 million country-level data points. He has also managed and directed the development of the Centennial Index of Financial Development and Strength, which applies advanced statistical techniques to over 160 indicators to measure and compare for 177 countries seventeen aspects of their financial systems. For each country, for every year since 1997 it presents scores for two apex indices (Development and Strength) and fifteen subindices, including Soundness, Openness, Depth, and Transparency. He is also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.
He earned a degree with honors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard University, where he served as president of both the Society of Physics Students and of the Math Club.
Now, Harpaul is pursuing his MBA part-time at Georgetown University, with an emphasis on conflict resolution and financial markets. In high school he placed first in mathematics in the Washington, DC, area. At Harvard, he also led programs for the Institute of Politics, served as a teaching assistant for a mid-level math course, performed onstage with Hollywood stars, and was elected a class vice president for life by the vote of his classmates.
He worked as a press staffer in three state primary elections for the Wesley Clark for President campaign, and then worked for UBS and the John Kerry campaign. He had previously interned in the United States Congress and worked in a prison in Ecuador.