who we are

OPIC’s Board of Directors consists of fifteen members - eight from the private sector and seven from the federal government. At least two of the private sector directors must be experienced in small business, one must represent organized labor, and another must have experience in cooperatives. Government members include the Administrator of the Agency for International Development, the United States Trade Representative or Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, the President of OPIC, and four additional members who are senior officials of other government agencies, including the Department of Labor. All members must be appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The Board of Directors, which meets four times per year, provides policy guidance to the Corporation and approves all major insurance, project finance and investment funds projects.

Elizabeth L. Littlefield, Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Gayle E. Smith
U.S. Agency for International Development

Robert W. Holleyman II
Deputy United States Trade Representative
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Department of Commerce

Christopher P. Lu
Deputy Secretary of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor

D. Nathan Sheets
Under Secretary for International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Catherine A. Novelli
Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy & Agricultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Small Business
Director, Kennedy Enterprises

Terry Lewis
Principal, LIA Advisors, LLC

Michael J. Warren
Managing Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

James M. Demers
Small Business
President, Demers & Blaisdell Inc.

Roberto R. Herencia
President & CEO,
BXM Holdings, Inc.

Organized Labor

Deven Parekh
Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners

Todd Fisher
CAO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co