Robert Greene

Vice President & Chief of Staff

750 17th Street NW, Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20006

Robert Greene is Vice President and Chief of Staff, where his client work focuses on a range of risk and strategy issues related to banking, BSA/AML compliance, digital assets, economic security policies, and sanctions. He is also a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Technology and International Affairs Program and Asia Program, where his research focuses on geopolitical issues related to cross-border payments, new financial technologies, and policy developments involving the Chinese financial system. 

Prior to joining Patomak, Mr. Greene was a Senior Advisor at the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). In this capacity, he worked on banking, digital assets, and insurance issues, as well as economic policy initiatives launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Greene earned the Meritorious Service Award for his work at the Treasury.

Before Treasury, Mr. Greene was a consultant for the Eurasia Group, developing analyses of Chinese fintech and cyberspace governance policy initiatives. He was also a senior fellow at the Program for International Financial Systems (PIFS), affiliated with Harvard University. During this time, Mr. Greene lived in Beijing for about two years, and he was also 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, Mr. Greene’s work focused on Chinese equity market reforms, financial conglomerate structures, and financial market infrastructure. He also helped organize dialogues between U.S. and Asian government officials and financial sector leaders. He continues to serve as a fellow with PIFS. 

Prior to moving to Beijing, Mr. Greene was a consultant with Patomak after working at IBM’s Promontory Financial Group. In these roles, his work focused on risk and strategy issues facing banks, broker-dealers, clearinghouses, and digital asset companies. Earlier in his career, he worked for the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. 

Mr. Greene’s research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Postand the Financial Times, as well as in studies published by various U.S. regulators and the Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank. He was a Luce Scholar and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Greene 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.  

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