Economist Peter Henry joins Protiviti advisory board

24 April 2019 3 min. read
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Peter Henry, dean emeritus and W. R. Berkley professor of economics and finance at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, has joined global consulting firm Protoviti’s advisory board.

Launched 10 years ago, Protiviti’s advisory board provides market and business insights to guide the firm and its clients in a constantly evolving global market.

The board has been bolstered with the addition of one of the nation’s foremost economists. Peter Henry was dean of NYU Stern from 2010-2017, and was the youngest person to ever hold the position. He stepped down from the role two years ago to re-engage with economic policy and focus full-time on scholarship.

Henry joined the Stern School of Business in 2017 from Stanford, where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics.

Henry previously led the external economic advisory group for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, subsequently heading the presidential transition team’s review of international lending agencies such as the IMF and World Bank.

Economist Peter Henry joins Protiviti advisory board

Henry has authored numerous articles and book chapters on debt relief, international capital flows, and the role of institutions in international growth. His book “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth” argues that discipline – a sustained commitment to a pragmatic growth strategy – is central to emerging countries’ success, as well as future prosperity in the developed world.

Henry is a regularly cited economist across media outlets such as CNBC, Financial Times, and Foreign Policy.

"The Protiviti Advisory Board was formed to assist Protiviti and our clients in anticipating and adapting to change," Joseph Tarantino, Protiviti president and CEO, said. "As we witness diverging economic trends across the globe, Peter's expertise in international finance will be instrumental in helping Protiviti and its clients interpret and address these developments."

Henry holds a PhD in economics from MIT, as well as a BA from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the boards of Citigroup, Nike, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Economic Club of New York. In 2015, he was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal, and in 2018 he received the Visionary Award from the Council for Economic Education.

"The role of business in shaping the economy is undeniable and Protiviti's commitment to ensuring the long-term success of its clients, by turning challenges into opportunity, is what drew me to this role," Henry said. "I'm looking forward to joining the other members of the Advisory Board and sharing my experiences and perspectives with Protiviti and its clients.

Protiviti’s advisory board currently includes Frances Townsend, former chair of the Homeland Security Council during the George W. Bush presidency; and Evelyn Dilsaver, the former president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management.

Related: Protiviti adds AI expert Madhumita Bhattacharyya as managing director