12:00 to 13:15
Wharton | Philadelphia, PA
The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL)
Lunch Seminar with Guest Speaker
Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr.
Founder & Chairman, BizCorps
Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr. has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He has spent over 30 years in the energy business serving as President and now, Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in Houston. He also served in the U.S. Government as President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) from 2005-2009.
As a result of his travel while head of OPIC, he concluded that there is no shortage of SME entrepreneurs in emerging markets around the world. However, there is a severe shortage of businesses that have the capacity, particularly human capacity, to realize their potential. That is why he launched BizCorps, a non-profit program which recruits and places MBAs from top business schools with high potential, growth-oriented SMEs in targeted markets where they help address the capacity challenges of those businesses. The program is in its second year of operation in Kenya and Colombia and he will discuss that experience and others from the international economic development world.
April 7, 2015, 12:00-1:15
F-70 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia