Robert C. Pozen

Faculty

Robert C. Pozen

Support Staff

Get in Touch

Title

About

Academic Area

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 entitled Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. In the Spring of 2021, he will be publishing a new book on productivity when working remotely, entitled, Remote Inc.: How to Thrive at Work…Wherever You Are.

In 2004, Bob became the executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, which now manages over $400 billion for mutual funds and pension plans. Between 2004 and 2011, MFS’s assets under management nearly tripled from a base of $130 billion.

During his distinguished career, Bob has been active in business, government and academia. Prior to joining MFS, he 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.

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 AMC (a subsidiary of the World Bank). He previously was an independent director of Nielsen, Medtronic PLC, and BCE (the parent of Bell Canada). He also serves as chairman of the Leadership Council of the Tax Policy Center, chairman of the Advisory Board of Agility (an outsourced CIO), trustee of the IFRS Foundation (international accounting), and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

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 Law School, 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.

 

 

 

Honors

Pozen appointed as a trustee to IFRS

Publications

"What Mix of WFH and Office Time Is Right for You."

Pozen, Robert C., and Alexandra Samuel. Harvard Business Review, May 4, 2021.

Load More

Recent Insights

Ideas Made to Matter

New courses at MIT Sloan include ‘Pursuing happiness’

Before it’s in the boardroom, it’s on the syllabus at MIT Sloan — including a new course on pursuing a meaningful life.

Read Article
Ideas Made to Matter

3 reminders for managers in a hybrid work environment

Hybrid work offers flexibility and opportunity, but without clear expectations and employee resources, managers risk a divided and disadvantaged workforce.

Read Article
Load More

Media Highlights

Executive Education

Executive Education Course

Maximizing Your Personal Productivity

This productivity course is designed to increase your personal productivity through a series of case studies, practical exercises, and background readings. Encouraging self-evaluation through polls and surveys, you’ll have ample opportunities to explore your work habits and learn through doing. At the conclusion of the course, you’ll be able to immediately implement the best practices and lessons learned.

  • Oct 13-14, 2022
View Course