Albert Dowden

Albert R. Dowden

Manager at The Boss Group

Location:
5847 San Felipe Suite 1700, Houston, Texas, United States
HQ Phone:
(713) 960-5000

General Information

Experience

Attorney  - Rogers & Wells

Director  - Annuity & Life Re Ltd

Education

B.A.  - Middlebury College

J.D.  - New York University School of Law

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member  - Puppies Behind Bars Inc

Trustees  - Invesco Ltd.

Board Member  - Nature's Sunshine Products Inc

Board Member  - Reich & Tang Funds

Director  - CompuDyne Corporation

Chairman  - Cortland Trust, Inc

Boards of Homeowners  - America Insurance INC

Member of Advisory Board  - Rotary Power International Inc

Board Member  - Tiburon Inc

Advisory Board  - RPI

Director  - Alr Holdings

Board Member  - Stern & Co

President and Chief Executive Officer  - Volvo AB

Board Member  - The Hertz Corporation

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Albert R. Dowden
Albert R. Dowden Mr. Dowden is an advisor to The Boss Group. Prior to the Boss Group, Mr. Dowden was President and Chief Executive officer of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and Senior Vice President of its Swedish parent company, AB Volvo. Prior to joining Volvo in 1974 as General Counsel to its North American operations, he practiced law with the New York based international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance). He serves as a Director of the INVGSCO Funds, a large family of mutual funds, and Magellan Insurance, a Bermuda based Reinsurance Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Cortland Trust, a New York based money market fund, and on the Advisory Board of Rotary Power International, a designer and manufacturer off rotary engines. He also acts as a Director or Chairman of various New York based, and as well as internationally focused charities. He previously served on the boards of The Hertz Corporation, Genmar Corporation, National Media Corporation (NYSE), Annuity & Life RE (NYSE) in additional to that of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and a number of Volvo boards including those of its North American operating companies. He is currently active with a number of trade organizations such as the national Association of Manufacturers (a Vice Chairman), the American Scandinavian Foundation (Chairman), the Foreign Policy Association and the European-American Business Council, among others, covering international affairs, trade and trade relations, regulatory and legislative advocacy.

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Albert R. Dowden
Albert R. Dowden Mr. Dowden is an advisor to The Boss Group. Prior to the Boss Group, Mr. Dowden was President and Chief Executive officer of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and Senior Vice President of its Swedish parent company, AB Volvo. Prior to joining Volvo in 1974 as General Counsel to its North American operations, he practiced law with the New York based international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance). He serves as a Director of the INVGSCO Funds, a large family of mutual funds, and Magellan Insurance, a Bermuda based Reinsurance Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Cortland Trust, a New York based money market fund, and on the Advisory Board of Rotary Power International, a designer and manufacturer off rotary engines. He also acts as a Director or Chairman of various New York based, and as well as internationally focused charities. He previously served on the boards of The Hertz Corporation, Genmar Corporation, National Media Corporation (NYSE), Annuity & Life RE (NYSE) in additional to that of Volvo Group North America, Inc. and a number of Volvo boards including those of its North American operating companies. He is currently active with a number of trade organizations such as the national Association of Manufacturers (a Vice Chairman), the American Scandinavian Foundation (Chairman), the Foreign Policy Association and the European-American Business Council, among others, covering international affairs, trade and trade relations, regulatory and legislative advocacy.

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Albert R. Dowden
Albert R. Dowden. Mr. Dowden serves as a Director of the Invesco mutual funds and previously served as a Director of various Reich & Tang mutual funds, Homeowners of America Holding Corporation and Homeowners of America Insurance, The Hertz Corporation, Volvo Group North America, Inc., Magellan Insurance Company, Genmar, National Media Corp. and CompuDyne Corp. Prior to these director positions, Mr. Dowden was a founder and Managing Director of The Boss Group, a Houston based private investment and management firm, until 2012. Mr. Dowden held various positions at Volvo Group North America, Inc. and AB Volvo from 1974 to 1998, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Group North America, Inc., Senior Vice President of AB Volvo, and General Counsel of AB Volvo's North American operations. Prior to joining Volvo in 1974, he practiced law with the New York based international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance). Mr. Dowden received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1966 and his B.A. from Middlebury College in 1963. The Governance Committee nominated Mr. Dowden to the Board because of its believe that Mr. Dowden's extensive operational, legal and corporate governance experience involving consumer-oriented public companies would enhance the Board's knowledge and skill in key areas.

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