Executive Vice President
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
David Bohigian serves as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Mr. Bohigian has led the agency’s transformation to the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) – a new U.S. Government agency which will soon reform and modernize OPIC. He has also led efforts to catalyze impact investment, support women’s empowerment, and raise standards for foreign direct investment. He joined OPIC in August 2017 after being appointed by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
Mr. Bohigian has extensive experience in investment, management and international development. 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, Mr. Bohigian founded E2 Capital Partners, which developed new financing models for energy efficiency projects.
From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Bohigian held several senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the George W. Bush administration. As the Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance in the International Trade Administration, he focused on eliminating barriers to trade and investment for U.S. companies. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning as the lead economic and energy advisor to two secretaries.
Mr. Bohigian started his career in venture capital, where he worked as Managing Director for Idealab, Founder and Managing Director for VenCatalyst, and Director for Jefferson Partners, LLC. He earned his B.A. in Journalism from Washington & Lee University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.