Penn Vet announces the appointment of Christopher B. Cowan to its Board of Overseers. Overseer boards serve as bridges between Penn’s schools and centers and the community beyond campus boundaries. The President, Provost, and Board of Trustees rely heavily on these boards to help inform the work of the schools and centers.
Cowan serves as Director of International Project Finance for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which provides financing and political risk insurance for companies
investing in the emerging markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and executing loans to companies in several business sectors, including transportation, tourism, telecommunications, mining, power generation, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and
Cowan received his BA in business from Morehouse College and an MBA in multinational management from the Wharton School. He also received a certificate in international business from the Stockholm School of Economics.
He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, two sons, and Lazlo, their beloved Basenji. An avid traveler, Cowan has a unique perspective on global food security and international animal welfare.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Chris to our Board of Overseers,” said Penn Vet Dean Joan Hendricks. “His interest in connecting the School and our students to the global community will serve us well in our One Health efforts. We also will undoubtedly benefit from his expertise in economic development.”