Robert Mosbacher, Jr.: United States vs. China – Dominating Business in the Developing World
Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 07:00 PM to Thursday, March 3, 2022 | - 08:00 PM
About the Speaker:
Robert Mosbacher, Jr. served as the 9th President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), which is the predecessor agency of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). He currently serves as an Advisory Council Member of the DFC, which is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. (SPACE) Mosbacher is also the current Chairman and former President and CEO of Mosbacher Energy Company. He was also Vice Chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer. In 2009, Mosbacher joined the Board of Calpine Corporation, the largest independent power company in the United States, with over 28,000 MWs of generating capacity. He also rejoined the Board of Devon Energy Company, a large, independent gas and oil producer. He is Chairman of the Boards of the Initiatives for Global Development and Global Communities (formerly CHF International), and serves on the Board of the Center for Global Development. (SPACE) Mosbacher, Jr., is also founder, Chairman, and CEO of BizCorps, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that places graduates of top American business schools with SME entrepreneurs in emerging markets. These graduates work with the entrepreneurs to develop business plans and other strategies for growth. BizCorps is currently operating in Colombia. (SPACE) Mosbacher previously served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership and as Chairman of the Board of the Methodist Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is founder and former co-Chairman of Rebuilding Together Houston (formerly PSI HomeSavers), which organizes volunteers to deliver free exterior home repairs for qualified low-income elderly or disabled Houstonians. He also served on the Board of South Texas College of Law. Mosbacher received a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University.