Who we are
Patrick Reichert is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Economics and Management at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) within Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He works under the joint supervision of Professor Marek Hudon and Professor Ariane Szafarz on the commercialization of microfinance. He also has a keen interest in impact investing, the capital structure of microfinance institutions and energy access/rural electrification projects.
He carries out his research within the framework of an Interuniversity Attraction Pole funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office under the title "If not for Profit, for What and How?”
Previously, he worked as the financial analyst at Simpa Networks in Bangalore, India where he helped the company raise its Series B and Series C equity rounds and establish a robust set of credit risk policies, procedures and reports. Prior to Simpa, Patrick worked in various finance positions for State Street Corporation and Merrill Lynch.
He holds a degree in finance from Boston University’s School of Management and a Master Complémentaire conjoint en Microfinance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management for the completion of the European Microfinance Programme (EMP).