Term Research Professor at the IMD elea Center for Social Innovation
Patrick Reichert is a Term Research Professor at the IMD elea Center for Social Innovation. His research primarily focuses on how financial innovation can accelerate the speed, scale, and effectiveness of promising social innovations.
Reichert’s research has been published in several internationally recognized scholarly journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Business Venturing Insights, and Oxford Development Studies.
He has won several awards for his research. His doctoral dissertation was highly commended in the finance category of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, and his paper in Oxford Development Studies was awarded the Sanjaya Lall Prize for Best Paper of the previous two years (2017-2018).
Reichert holds a PhD in economics and management from The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Belgium. He also has a master’s degree in microfinance from Solvay and an undergraduate degree in finance from Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Prior to joining IMD, Reichert worked in several areas of finance from private banking to development finance. He also worked for a social enterprise in India, helping the company grow from 10 employees to more than 500 in just over two years while also securing financing from private and public sector donors and commercial investors to help move the organization from startup to scale-up.
Reichert is also an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Small Business Economics, among others.