Dunham Cobb, Board Member

Posted: February 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dunham Cobb

What do George W. Bush and Dunham L. Cobb have in common – they’re both Texas lads with degrees from Yale. Dunham did it fours years, not sure how long it took W. Like number 43, Dunham also has close ties to the oil & gas business. Today, Dunham, among other notable accomplishments, is a Moral Hazard Prevention expert of uncommon renown. In fact, it’s accurate to say he’s one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject having authored papers and served as a contributing editor on several books and business seminar presentations which are used daily as reference materials by Fortune 500 companies in their stepped up attempts to remove temptation from among their ranks that can lead to scandals like the Enron debacle.

His journey from a schoolboy at Dallas’ St. Mark’s all-boys school — although many thought he attended Hockaday, the all-girls sister school, as he was often spotted on the premises — to his present position of Principal for International Commerce Inc., headquartered in Houston, is filled with exciting and impressive highlights along the way.

Before going to Yale he lived in Spain for a couple of years where he attended a very strict Jesuit high school which prepared him well for college – which doesn’t explain why he earned an economics degree in five years when four years is commonplace. Oh well. Dunham fell in love with the Latin culture and promised himself that he would return to it someday. More on that later.

To be technically correct, Dunham is a recognized expert in Trading Risk Management, which means he’s comfortable, proficient and valuable when he provides expert witness testimony and litigation support, and advice on corporate governance, energy price and credit risk management, asset optimization and adequacy testing pertaining to Sarbanes-Oxley. How could one person be so good in so many disciplines? Well, let’s take a look at why Dunham is the real deal. Before joining International Commerce Inc. he was a leader of the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Trading and Risk Management Group…and before that he was he was Director of Risk Strategies for FLP Energy…and before that he was Vice President of Risk Management for Florida Power & Light…and before that he was Director of Financial Risk Management for Columbia Energy Services…and before that he was Vice President of Risk Management for Eastex Energy…and before that, when he was a pup, Dunham was a futures broker for Merrill, for Underwood and for Lehman. Makes sense now, right?

For exercise Dunham reads books. While he admits turning all those pages doesn’t lead to breaking a good sweat, he also acknowledges that reading is a low impact sport and saves a lot of wear and tear on his joints. Remember, Yale grad, degree in four years, he’s smart, okay?

True to himself, he has in fact returned to the Latin culture. He has a home in Houston and a home in the mountains of western Panama (the country) where he plans to retire one day. As you would expect Dunham is fluent in Spanish which is a great help when he’s working as a volunteer in Panama at a center for abused and abandoned children. Dunham’s heart is almost as big as his brain.

Bio courtesy of:  http://www.ici-1.com/component/content/article/2/4-dunham-cobb-bio.html


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