The Centennial Group

Who we are?

The Centennial Group is a strategic and advisory firm composed of internationally recognized figures from the public and private sectors. The Principals of the Group bring together an extensive and unique blend of experience in high-level policy and strategy formulation at the international, national and corporate levels.

The Principals of the Centennial Group work together with a group of distinguished and senior professionals, all highly respected in their respective fields.  In this instance, the sum is truly larger than its parts: their combined international reputation, experience base, and contacts in the emerging markets set the Group apart from other advisory and consulting firms.

The Centennial Group team is based in Washington, D.C., Bogota, La Paz, Manila, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Manila, Nairobi, New Delhi, and Venice. From these bases, team members travel all over the world, depending on the location of the Group’s clients and their business.

To date, the Centennial Group has worked in some 50 countries across five continents including:  Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam in Asia; Iran, Morocco and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East; Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, and Sudan in Africa; Bosnia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Russia, and Switzerland in Europe, and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Peru in Latin America.

What do we do?

The Centennial Group provides high-level policy and strategic advice to senior public officials, top business executives, and multilateral financial agencies. Based on an understanding of a country’s economic, political, and social fundamentals, it offers judgments and help in developing strategies, policies, and approaches that take full advantage of the opportunities offered by increasing flows of private capital, technology, and know-how across national boundaries, while bridging public and private interests.

Our focus areas

The Group is currently focusing on the following practice areas:

  • Economic and political research
  • Financial and banking sector
  • Infrastructure and energy sector
  • Urban and municipal development
  • Knowledge management;
  • Procurement and transparency
  • Corporate strategy

Our clients

The Group carries out major assignments for multilateral institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF),TheDevelopment Bank for Latin America (CAF), The Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and US Agency for International Development (USAID). Many of our current clients are private companies and investors interested in enhancing and improving their business operations in the major emerging markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa

Other activities

The Centennial Group sponsors and manages the Emerging Markets Forum, a non-profit international think-tank focused on discussion of policy issues concerning the emerging market economies. You can learn more about EMF activities at our website: emergingmarketsforum.org

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