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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins the Development Advisory Council of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been appointed to the inaugural Development Advisory Council of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). 

The Development Advisory Council advises the DFC on strategies for increasing development impact. DFC Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler said:

“DFC—and the communities it serves around the world—will benefit from experience and leadership. The new members announced today complete DFC’s inaugural Development Advisory Council that will work closely with the DFC Board and leadership to achieve the development goals set by Congress.”

The DFC is the US’ development bank, which partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing developing countries today. It invests across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology and also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs.

Joining the advisory council alongside Madam Sirleaf are Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council and Liz Schrayer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). They join Bashar Masri, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Massar International, Robert Mosbacher, Jr., former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Michelle Nunn, President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, Edward R. Royce, former U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President for International Development at RTI International.

You can learn more here.