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“We want to bring OPIC into the 21st century”

Development Finance spoke to David Bohigian, the new executive vice-president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
David Bohigian, executive vice-president, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Following your appointment to the role of executive vice-president of OPIC, you’ve cited among your strengths your experience in venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and investment banking. Could you describe for us the work you’ve done previously with regards to overseas developmental impact?

Well, I’ve always realised that capital is a powerful engine to create jobs, peace and prosperity. From my venture capital [experience], you’ve seen that in California and Massachusetts and around the world the ability of capital to make leapfrog changes in technology and bring people a better life. This, I think, is fairly demonstrated. When I was at the commerce department,

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