Mr. Brandes is the founder and managing partner of Brandes Investment Partners LP, an investment advisory firm serving institutional and private clients, which he founded in 1974. Mr. Brandes is Chairman of the firm’s five-member Executive Committee where he shares responsibility for driving strategic decisions and monitoring implementation of the firm’s vision and objectives. He is also a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and a voting member of the Mid-Cap Investment Committee. He has a BA in economics from Bucknell University. A CFA charterholder for more than 25 years, Mr. Brandes had the tremendous fortune early in his career to meet and learn from Benjamin Graham, the farther of value investing. He was able to learn firsthand the techniques Ben Graham used to uncover bargain securities, and he has used these principles as the foundation to achieve consistently superior results for his clients. Mr. Brandes has had over 37 years of investment experience and has published three books on value investing.