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Patricia Bellinger

Patricia Bellinger is Executive Director and Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Prior to her role at HKS, Patricia served as Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Patricia has enjoyed a rich and varied career spanning multiple countries and disciplines, including the pharmaceutical industry, theatre, the energy sector, global corporations and start-up enterprises.

Patricia served as the Group Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion at BP, plc in London. Under her leadership, BP was awarded the coveted Catalyst award for the advancement of women and progress in global diversity. She subsequently served as BP’s Group Vice President of Executive Development and led the BP Leadership Academy as its first director. Patricia is a non-executive director of Sodexo SA based in Paris and of Pattern Energy Inc., a wind energy company based in San Francisco.

Patricia devotes considerable time to the national and local non-profit sector, where her areas of interest center on youth development and education. She serves on the Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves, the advisory board of the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR), at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and on the Board of Trustees of uAspire.

She holds an A.B. from Harvard College, where she was a recipient of the Benjamin A. Trustman Fellowship and the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship.

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