Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute |
Robert C. Pozen is currently a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Until 2010, he was the Chairman of MFS Investment Management®, which manages over $230 billion in assets for over five million investors worldwide. He has a distinguished career in business, government, and academia.
In the business world, Bob was vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company. During Bob’s five years as president, Fidelity’s assets increased from $500 billion to $900 billion. He moved to MFS in 2004 as Chairman; during his tenure as Chairman of MFS, assets under management increased by over 75%.
In late 2001 and 2002, Bob served on President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, where he developed a progressive plan to make the system solvent. In 2003, Bob served as Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In 2007, he served as chairman of the SEC's Committee to Improve Financial Reporting.
Bob is currently an independent director of Medtronic, Nielsen and AMC (a subsidiary of the World Bank). He is also a member of the governing board at the Commonwealth Fund and the Harvard Neuro-Discovery Center.
Bob frequently writes articles for the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has published a book on the recent financial crisis, Too Big To Save? How to Fix the US Financial System, and a guide for investors entitled The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed.
Bob graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and holds a law degree from Yale, where he also obtained a doctorate for a book on state enterprises in Africa.