Robert C. Pozen is currently a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2012, he won acclaim for a popular book showing professionals how to get more done at work, entitled Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours.

During his distinguished career, Bob has been active in business, government, and academia. In 2004, Bob became the executive chairman of MFS Investment Management. During his time at MFS, the firm’s assets under management more than doubled. Before MFS, he was vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company. He also led Fidelity’s efforts to launch the Fidelity Gift Fund and to grow its fund business in Canada and Japan.

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. Early in his career, he served as associate general counsel of the SEC.

Bob is currently an independent director of Medtronic, Nielsen, and AMC (a subsidiary of the World Bank). He also serves as Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Tax Policy Center, a member of the advisory board of Perella Weinberg Partners, and a member of the CFA’s advisory council on the future of finance.

Bob frequently writes articles for the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. His articles cover a broad range of financial topics including retirement, tax reform, executive compensation, corporate governance, and accounting issues. He has published a book on the 2008 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. He lives in Boston with his wife of over 40 years.


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