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Overseas Private Investment Corporation

1100 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20527


Executive Vice President(vacancy)

Chief Information OfficerRobert DeLuca
Chief of StaffCameron Alford, Acting
Director, Office of AccountabilityWilliam Kennedy
Vice President, Department of Legal Affairs / General CounselCindy Shepard, Acting
Vice President, Department of Management and AdministrationMichele Perez
Vice President, Financial and Portfolio ManagementMildred Callear
Vice President, Human ResourcesMichele Perez, Acting
Vice President, Investment FundsLynn Nguyen, Acting
Vice President, Office of External AffairsEdward Burrier
Vice President, Office of Investment PolicyMerryl Burpoe, Acting
Vice President, Small and Medium Enterprise FinanceJames C. Polan
Vice President, Structured Finance and InsuranceTracey Webb

The above list of key personnel was updated 07–2017.

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.


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.

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.

Sources of Information


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.


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.

In 2015 and 2016, the OPIC was ranked number two among small Government agencies in the Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.


Annual reports, newsletters, and public notices, as well as the OPIC blog and media library are available online.


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. | Email:

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.