Victoria Ivashina is the Lovett-Learned Chaired Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School. Professor Ivashina is also the faculty chair of the Global Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the European Central Bank. She co-heads the Harvard Business School’s Private Capital Initiative and Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) executive education program. Professor Ivashina serves an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. Professor Ivashina’s research spans multiple areas of financial intermediation including corporate credit markets, leveraged loan market, global banking operations, asset allocation by pension funds and insurance companies, and value creation by private equity. Her research has been published in the top journals in Finance and Economics and is regularly cited in media outlets. Professor Ivashina is the author of Patient Capital: The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing and Private Equity: A Case Book . Since 2010, she has been teaching Private Equity Finance (PEF), an elective course in the Harvard Business School MBA program. Professor Ivashina holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.