Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr., has deep experience in private industry and in economic development. He is currently the Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company (MEC), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Houston, Texas. From 1986 to 2005, he was President and CEO of MEC until being sworn in as the ninth President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in October 2005.
As head of OPIC until 2009, Rob oversaw the allocation of billions of dollars toward investments in emerging markets around the world. During this period he gained a strong appreciation for the potential of growth-oriented businesses to drive economic prosperity and job creation in these markets. He also observed, however, that many of these companies faced substantial barriers to growth, including constraints in team capacity and bandwidth; systems, processes and organizations with limited scalability; and insufficient business plans for growth. Rob founded BizCorps to connect talented professionals with growing businesses in emerging markets in order to help them address some of these constraints and accelerate their ability to achieve their full potential.
Rob is currently serving or has previously served on boards for multiple non-profit community and development-focused organizations, including The Initiative for Global Development, Global Communities, the Center for Global Development, the Salvation Army, the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Rebuilding Together Houston.
Rob holds a law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a B.A. from Georgetown University.