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Mimi Alemayehou

Mimi Alemayehou was nominated as the Executive Vice President of OPIC by President Obama on March 10, 2010 and confirmed unanimously by the full Senate.  OPIC, the US Government’s Development Finance Institution manages over 16 billion in financing and insurance in support of private sector investment in emerging markets. 
Previously, Ms. Alemayehou served as the United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank where she was responsible for executing Board decisions on behalf of the United States government. Ms. Alemayehou served as the most senior US Treasury official in Africa and was instrumental in pushing for reforms to make the Bank more transparent and to engage more broadly with outside stakeholders.
Prior to the African Development Bank, she was Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm that worked with clients on emerging markets issues and promoting African exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Previously, Ms. Alemayehou was with the International Executive Service Corps where she managed a multi-country trade project in Africa. She also served as a Director of International Regulatory Affairs at WorldSpace Corporation; an emerging market focused satellite telecommunications company. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Legislative Staffer in the United States Congress.
Ms. Alemayehou holds a Masters degree in International Business and International Law and Development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Ms. Alemayehou currently serves on the Board of the United States African Development Foundation, a post she was nominated to by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the full Senate. Ms. Alemayehou is a naturalized US Citizen; she was born in Ethiopia and spent her early years in Kenya before emigrating to the United States.