McDonough School of Business to Host Lecture by Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Past President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment

June 17, 2009

Event to Celebrate the Annual Gathering of All Business School Executive Education Students

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host a lecture by former Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Robert Mosbacher, Jr. on Friday, June 26, 2009. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium and will be followed by a reception at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor.

This event marks the only time during the school year that students in all three business school executive degree programs -- the Global Executive MBA, the Georgetown-ESADE Global MBA, and the Executive Master's in Leadership -- will be on the Georgetown University campus together.

Nominated by President George W. Bush, Mosbacher was sworn in as the ninth president and CEO of OPIC in October 2005 and served until January 2009. His much-heralded tenure at OPIC was marked by his creative approaches to the way the U.S. government and U.S. businesses tackled some of the most challenging projects around the globe. Today, in addition to his corporate board work, Mosbacher is launching a new firm dedicated to finding creative approaches to private-sector financing in the developing world.

Previously, he was president and CEO of Mosbacher Energy Company of Houston, Texas, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, and vice chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer. Earlier in his career, Mosbacher helped to launch the Reagan administration's Private Sector Initiatives Program, and he was appointed by President Reagan to three successive Presidential Task Forces on Private Sector Initiatives during the 1980s. He served as chairman of the board of the Texas Department of Human Services from 1989 to 1991 and as chairman of the Texas Governors' Welfare Reform Task Force in 1988. During the 1970s, he also worked on the staff of Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee.

Mosbacher has been an active member of the Houston, Texas, community, serving as the chairman of numerous organizations. In addition, he is founder and co-chairman of Rebuilding Together Houston, which organizes volunteers to deliver free exterior home repairs for low-income or disabled residents. Mosbacher earned a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University in 1973, and he received a law degree in 1977 from Southern Methodist University.