OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
May 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian will travel to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia from May 19 – 22.
Mr. Bohigian is leading a high-level OPIC delegation to the Caribbean to explore investment opportunities in energy and other critical sectors as well as strengthen relationships with countries that are key partners in fostering stability and security in the Western Hemisphere. While in the region, the delegation will meet with senior government officials and business leaders.
At a meeting in March with Caribbean leaders to discuss trade, energy investment, and security concerns, President Trump reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to working with its partners in the region to foster economic growth, counter predatory investment practices, and strengthen security cooperation.
To schedule an interview related to Mr. Bohigian’s travel, contact OPIC’s Press Office at [email protected] or 202-336-3976.
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help address critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds, when commercial funding cannot be obtained elsewhere. Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers.
All OPIC projects adhere to high environmental and social standards and respect human rights, including worker’s rights. By mandating high standards, OPIC aims to raise the industry and regional standards in countries where it funds projects. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 160 countries worldwide.