Patrick J. Schena

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business

Patrick J. Schena is Adjunt Assistant Professor of International Business at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where for 20 years he has taught courses on finance, investment management, and private equity.   He also serves as Professor of Finance at the Hult International School of Business.  Since 2009, he has served as Co-Head of SovereigNet, The Fletcher Network on Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital and is as well a senior fellow at Fletcher’s Council on Emerging Market Enterprises.  In addition, he is an Associate-in-Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.  In parallel to his academic work in finance, which has included teaching in several area MBA programs, Dr. Schena has 30 years of industry experience in finance, investments, operations, and technology management all with a disciplinary focus in asset management. His professional work has included finance and consultancy positions at Wang Laboratories, Automatic Data Process, and Genpact, as well as co-founding and serving in executive roles – including CFO, COO, and CEO – in several start-up business all servicing the global asset management industry.  He currently serves as Chairman of the advisory committee of a World Bank – PIAFF study on the evolution and role of strategic investment funds.  In addition, he sits on two World Economic Forum Councils: The Council on Long-term Investing and the Council on Strategic Investment and Sovereign Wealth Funds.  Dr Schena holds a PhD in from the Fletcher School, Tufts University with a disciplinary concentration in international finance and capital markets, a MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, and a MA degree from Boston College.