Patrick Schena

Co-Head, SovereigNet
Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School

Patrick J. Schena, PhD, is BLR Professor of Practice in the Department of Economics, Tufts University and Director of Tufts’ Finance Minor. He is also Adj Professor of International Business at The Fletcher School, where for 20 years he has taught courses on finance, investment management, and private equity. Since 2009, he has served as Co-Head of SovereigNet, The Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital. 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 Boston-area MBA programs, Dr. Schena has 30 years of industry experience in finance, investments, operations, and technology management with a disciplinary focus in asset management. His professional work has included finance and consultancy positions at Fortune 500 firms, as well as co-founding and serving in executive roles – including CFO, COO, and CEO – in several start-up businesses servicing the global asset management industry. He recently served as Chairman of the advisory committee of a World Bank – PIAFF study on the evolution and role of strategic investment funds. Dr Schena holds a PhD 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 MA and BA degrees from Boston College.

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Tufts University Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor – Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 31 Oct 2021 – present
  • Professor of the Practice – Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences, Economics, 1 Sep 2022 – present
  • B.L.R. Professor – of the PracticeTufts University, School of Arts and Sciences, Economics, 1 Sep 2022 – present
  • Adjunct Assistant ProfessorTufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 16 Oct 2002 – 30 Oct 2021

Non-Academic Positions

  • Principal – Rich Cove Partners, Windham, NH Jan 2014 – present
  • Principal – Headstrong Services Ltd. (a Genpact Company), Reston, VA, USA 2009 – 2012
  • Managing Partner – CEOiX Partners, Ltd, Salem, NH 2000 – 2009
  • Director, Professional Services – NewsEdge Corporation, Burlington, MA, USA 1998 – 2000