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Who we are:

The Emerging Markets Forum was created as a not-for-profit initiative to bring together high-level government and corporate leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue on the key economic, financial and social issues facing emerging market countries. The EMF hosts one global meeting and several regional meetings every year. Each meeting is structured around issues that are common to the emerging market economies. The EMF commissions policy experts to write background papers, which provide a starting point for discussion. Participants come from the absolute highest levels of the private and public sectors to engage in open dialogue and implement solutions.


The Co-Chairs of the Forum are Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; L. Enrique Garcia, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America; Liqun Jin, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank; Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia and Hiroshi Watanabe, Former Governor and Chief Executive Officer, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

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In Memoriam

Harinder Kohli

Chief Executive, Emerging Markets Forum

News, activities, & speeches of the Chief Executive.

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Latest News

  • Mr. Kohli spoke at the Atlantic Dialogues 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco on Dec 14. 
  • It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of Prabhakar R. Narvekar, Founding Director of the Emerging Markets Forum, and Vice Chairman of the Centennial Group.
  • In our Global Meeting this year, we launched our new book China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Transformation of Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
  • Mr. Harinder Kohli speaks at the Belt and Road Summit in Beijing. If you cannot view the article, please search China pledges to address debt worries over Belt and Road on
  • Mr. Harinder Kohli visits Academy of Social Sciences in China, and teaches in Beijing Normal University. Photos are under the News page.
  • Video on the Presentation at the World Bank on BRI Feb 21