Speaker: David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
We invite you to join David Bohigian, Acting President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), for a discussion on the future of U.S. development finance and the creation of a new Federal agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (USDFC).
In October 2018, the President signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act, launching the U.S. into a new era of development finance that will accelerate the global impact investing movement. This landmark legislation is designed to modernize and strengthen US development finance capabilities by forming a new federal agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (USDFC), dedicated to catalyzing over $100 billion in new private sector impact investments in emerging and frontier markets.
Using blended finance, the Federal government is focused on catalyzing impact investors to invest in projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems while producing positive financial returns. Impact investors will be important partners for the new USDFC because of their shared commitment to creating positive developmental impact and deep expertise in deploying capital in the world’s most challenging markets. USDFC will play a central role in accelerating the global impact investing movement, unlocking more capital for impact by catalyzing new investors to align their portfolios with global development goals.
See www.opic.gov/build-act/overview and www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/15/how-america-can-help-advance-global-security-in-th/
About the speaker:
David Bohigian was appointed by President Donald J. Trump as the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and joined the agency in August 2017. As of March 1, 2019, Mr. Bohigian will become the Acting President and CEO at OPIC.
Mr. Bohigian has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining OPIC, he served as the Managing Director of Pluribus Ventures, where he advised innovative financial services firms and invested in impact-driven companies. Earlier, he served on the core management team of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. Prior to Bridgewater, Bohigian founded E2 Capital Partners, which developed new financing models for energy efficiency projects. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Bohigian held several senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the George W. Bush administration. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bohigian worked as Managing Director for Idealab, Founder and Managing Director for VenCatalyst, and Director for Jefferson Partners, LLC.
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March 12, 2019
Doors open: 7:45 am
Breakfast: 7:45 - 8:25
Fireside Chat: 8:30 - 9:30
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