February 8, 2010

Mosbacher to give Carey School’s Ginder Lecture

Rob Mosbacher Jr., former president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp., is this year’s speaker at the Carey Business School’s Ginder Lecture, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the school’s Downtown Center. His talk is titled “Fighting Poverty With Entrepreneurial Capitalism—A New Strategy.”

An independent agency of the U.S. government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world, OPIC currently operates in 155 countries and has more than $14 billion in commitments.

From 1986 to 2005, Mosbacher was president and CEO of Mosbacher Energy Co., an independent oil and gas exploration and production business in Houston. He was also vice chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer. Mosbacher serves on the boards of Calpine Corp., the largest independent power company in the United States, and Devon Energy Co., a large independent gas and oil developer.

In 2004, Mosbacher chaired the board of the Greater Houston Partnership, a private nonprofit that serves as the city’s chamber of commerce. He also was chairman of the Partnership’s Health Care Advisory Committee and of its Education and Workforce Advisory Committee.

Long active in Houston-area volunteer and philanthropic affairs, Mosbacher has chaired the boards 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, which organizes volunteers to deliver free exterior home repairs and has resulted in the renovation of more than 5,000 houses for qualified low-income elderly or disabled Houstonians. He also served on the board of South Texas College of Law.

A 1973 graduate of Georgetown University, Mosbacher received a law degree in 1977 from Southern Methodist University.

The William M. and Katherine B. Ginder Lecture Fund brings prominent speakers to the Carey Business School to discuss timely and stimulating issues relevant to the business community.

To RSVP and for more information, go to carey.jhu.edu/ginder.