Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Koch excels as an international businessman, chemical engineer, art collector, world-class sailor and devoted father. As the founder of The Oxbow Group, a diversified holding company, Koch has created a business which Forbes Magazine consistently recognizes as one of the top 500 privately held companies in America.
In his role as founder, owner and president of the Oxbow Group, Koch has helped finance, build, manage and operate clean-energy power plants throughout the United States, the Philippines and Costa Rica. Oxbow Carbon and Minerals, a trading company Koch founded almost two decades ago, now has offices across the globe, operating in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St. Croix, China, Egypt, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India.
Koch’s unique business approach stems from his T3 philosophy – talent, teamwork and technology. It is a philosophy that encourages employee participation, rewards teamwork and relies on scientific research to make calculated risks. Koch used the T3 philosophy to win the 1992 America’s Cup, the most coveted prize in sailing.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Koch is a graduate of Culver Military Academy. He received his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Together with his wife Bridget Rooney-Koch, he and his six children reside in Palm Beach, Florida.