Robert Greene is vice president and chief of staff at Patomak Global Partners, a financial services consultancy, where his client work focuses on a range of risk and strategy issues related to derivatives markets, equity market structure, payments systems, and financial technology companies. He is also a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Technology and International Affairs Program and Asia Program, focusing on Chinese financial sector trends and on topics at the nexus of cyberspace governance, global finance, and national security.
Prior to joining Patomak, Greene was a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, he primarily worked on banking, cryptocurrency, and insurance issues, as well as on financial inclusion and economic recovery initiatives launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Greene earned the Meritorious Service Award for his work at the Department.
Before Treasury, Greene was a consultant for the Eurasia Group, developing analyses of Chinese fintech and cyberspace governance policy initiatives, and was also a senior fellow at the Program for International Financial Systems (PIFS), affiliated with Harvard University. While at PIFS, Greene lived in Beijing for about two years, and was a visiting research fellow at Tsinghua University’s People’s Bank of China School of Finance National Institute of Financial Research—one of China’s top financial markets think tanks. During this time, his research focused on Chinese equity market reforms, Chinese conglomerate structures, and central bank digital currency. He also helped organize dialogues on fintech topics between U.S. and Asian government and industry leaders.
Before moving to Beijing, Greene was a strategic advisor at Patomak, and prior to that, was an associate at IBM’s Promontory Financial Group. In these roles, his client work focused on risk and strategy issues facing banks, broker-dealers, clearinghouses, digital token trading platforms, and exchanges. Earlier in his career, Greene worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
Greene’s research on financial markets has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, as well as in studies published by various U.S. regulators, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and by the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank. He has presented on financial sector topics to U.S. policymakers and regulators from across East and Southeast Asia.
Greene was a 2018-19 Luce Scholar and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He earned his M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.