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Acorn Appoints Oxman as Partner

Posted by September 8, 2014

Michael Oxman

Acorn International, an environmental and social risk management service provider, has appointed Michael Oxman as partner within its Houston office.

In this role, Oxman will be the cornerstone in taking Acorn International to a new level of client service and leadership in the professional services industry, the company said. The world’s largest and most advanced extractive industries turn to Acorn International for help in managing social and environmental risks when operating in challenging environments. As demand for this support rapidly increases, Oxman’s leadership will help Acorn International significantly expand and refresh its service delivery capabilities. 

Oxman brings more than 20 years of industry experience in understanding and managing non-technical risks within the global extractive industry sector. Before joining Acorn International, Oxman served as the director of energy and extractive industries at Business for Social Responsibility and held distinguished positions at Chevron (CVX), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Price Waterhouse. Throughout his career, Oxman has worked at corporate headquarters and at the asset level with substantial experience in social performance, strategic planning and upstream petroleum economics. He has served in various capacities throughout his career as both a consultant and as a corporate professional both in the U.S. and in international expatriate assignments. Oxman holds a Master of International Affairs with a political economy specialization from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. 

Dean Slocum, president, Acorn International, said, “We look forward to Michael’s interaction with our clients and partners, and we are excited to announce this important step in Acorn International’s continued growth. His outstanding industry knowledge and reputation, along with his expertise in non-technical risk advisory services and his business management skills, will strengthen Acorn International’s capacity to help its clients succeed in challenging new markets and development programs.”

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