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 Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing Insights and Oxford Development Studies.
Reichert has won several awards for his research. His doctoral dissertation was recognized as Highly Commended in the finance category of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. His paper in Oxford Development Studies was awarded the Sanjaya Lall Prize for Best Paper of the previous two years (2017-2018).
He holds a PhD in Economics & Management from Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management in Belgium. He also has a Master’s Degree in Microfinance from Solvay and an undergraduate degree in finance from Boston University’s 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 start-up to scale-up.
Reichert is also an Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics and Small Business Economics among others.