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 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; financial development; and infrastructure. He is a co-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), A new vision for Mexico 2042—Achieving prosperity for all (2012), Africa 2050—Realizing the continent’s full potential (2014), and Central Asia 2050: Unleashing the region’s potential (2016). He led Centennial Group teams that helped ADB and CAF develop their long term corporate strategies. Mr. Kohli is the editor and co-author of the latest book The world in 2050: Striving for a just, prosperous and harmonious global community which was released in Paris at Banque de France on April 12, 2016. He is the editor of the latest book China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Potential Transformation of Central Asia and the South Caucasus which was released in October, 2019.


Mr. Kohli spoke at the Atlantic Dialogues 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Mr. Kohli attended Astana Club 2019 in Kazakhstan November 10-12.

Some pictures from the event:

With Former President Karzai of Afghanistan

 afghanistan former president

Mr. Kohli gave a seminar in Nazarbaev University on Nov 13 on the Belt and Roat Initiative

Mr. Kohli spoke at the TICAD7 Side Event JICASeminar Series side events in Yokohama, 28th – 30th August, 2019)


Featured in Financial Times April 2019: 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 FT.com

Mr. Harinder Kohli visits Academy of Social Sciences in China, and teaches in Beijing Normal University in April, 2019

Mr Kohli attended the X Astana Economic Forum, May 2017

Chief Executive Harinder Kohli in Lisbon, Portugal 2016:

Ex-gestor do Banco Mundial diz que países produtores de matérias-primas não podem ser preguiçosos

Países produtores de matérias-primas não podem ser preguiçosos

O Mundo precisa de um novo acordo de Bretton Woods


Mr. Harinder Kohli chaired a session on Global Governance at the XX Annual CAF meeting September 7-8, 2016.