Acting President and CEO
Vice President for Financial and Portfolio Management
Mildred Callear has extensive experience in small business financing and has held several leadership positions at OPIC since 1988. She rejoined the Agency in 2014 and in her current position, oversees efforts to maintain and grow OPIC’s worldwide portfolio.
Previously, Ms. Callear was Executive Vice President at Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), a global nonprofit manager of emerging market debt and equity funds, where she also served as Board Member and Chief Operating Officer. She played a key management role in SEAF’s worldwide investment and related activities across 20 countries and also served as Senior Compliance Officer.
Prior to her work at SEAF, Ms. Callear served at OPIC as Vice President and Treasurer as well as acting President and CEO, Senior Counsel and Counsel to the Board of Directors, among several other positions between 1982 and 2001.
Ms. Callear earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from University of Illinois.