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The United States Government Manual
1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20527
|PRESIDENT / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER||Dev J. Jagadesan, Acting|
|Executive Vice President||(vacancy)|
|Chief Information Officer||Robert DeLuca|
|Chief of Staff||Cameron Alford, Acting|
|Director, Office of Accountability||William Kennedy|
|Vice President, Department of Legal Affairs / General Counsel||Cindy Shepard, Acting|
|Vice President, Department of Management and Administration||Michele Perez|
|Vice President, Financial and Portfolio Management||Mildred Callear|
|Vice President, Human Resources||Michele Perez, Acting|
|Vice President, Investment Funds||Lynn Nguyen, Acting|
|Vice President, Office of External Affairs||Edward Burrier|
|Vice President, Office of Investment Policy||Merryl Burpoe, Acting|
|Vice President, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance||James C. Polan|
|Vice President, Structured Finance and Insurance||Tracey Webb|
The above list of key personnel was updated 07–2017.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation promotes economic growth and job opportunities both at home and abroad by encouraging U.S. private investment in developing countries and emerging markets.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was established in 1971 as an independent agency by the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act (112 Stat. 2681-790). The Corporation helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy. It charges market-based fees for its products and operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers.https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/overview
The agency serves as the U.S. Government's development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges. This mobilization of capital advances U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. Working with the U.S. private sector, the agency helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets thereby catalyzing revenues, jobs, and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. Consistent with its mission, the Corporation provides financing guarantees, insures against political risk, and supports private equity investment funds to stimulate investment.https://www.opic.gov/what-we-offer/overview
OPIC projects adhere to high environmental and social standards and uphold human rights. By its adherence to high standards, the agency tries to raise the industry and regional standards of the countries where it operates. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 160 countries.https://www.opic.gov/opic-action/overview
To determine whether a business owner or company is eligible for OPIC insurance or finance products, visit the online applicant screener. Some eligibility requirements are the same across all OPIC products; however, some vary by product.https://www.opic.gov/doing-business-us/applicant-screener
Most OPIC career opportunities fall within the following professional categories: attorney-advisors, business development specialists, economists, finance specialists, and managers. New hires must be U.S. citizens.https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers
In 2015 and 2016, the OPIC was ranked number two among small Government agencies in the Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/small
Annual reports, newsletters, and public notices, as well as the OPIC blog and media library are available online.https://www.opic.gov/media-events/media-library
Participants learn how American small businesses use OPIC finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas, as well as how they can take advantage of OPIC products to expand their businesses abroad and support growth at home.https://www.opic.gov/outreach-events/upcoming-workshops
For further information, contact the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20527. Phone, 202-336-8400. Fax, 202-336-7949.