“I am deeply honored today to have the chance to lead this outstanding an innovative organization that every day is making a difference in millions of lives across the globe.” Acting President and CEO David Bohigian to lead agency as it transforms into the new U.S. Development Finance Corporation. Bohigian recently participated in the Presidential delegation to the inauguration of the President of Senegal.
Launched one year ago during Women’s History Month, OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative aims to unlock the multi-trillion dollar opportunity women represent by catalyzing investment in projects that support the world’s women. As part of the initiative, OPIC committed to mobilizing $1 billion to business and funds owned by women, managed by women, or providing a product or service that intentionally empowers women.
The Trump Administration recently announced the launch of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, led by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, and OPIC will play a critical role through our 2X Women’s Initiative. Through 2X, OPIC is directly investing $350 million and has already mobilized over $1 billion in capital to support women's economic empowerment in the developing world.
In one of the poorest countries in the world, OPIC financing will help distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics, and small business, providing them with an affordable source of reliable electricity. This is the first time OPIC has ever committed financing to a project in Chad and will improve the quality of life and foster economic growth in the country. 
OPIC has recently provided financing to two project that are working to expand access to clean water in the developing world, where limited supply causes widespread health problems and reduces economic potential. Because the task of collecting a family's water often falls on women, both projects support OPIC's 2X Women's Initiative to empower women in developing countries.
OPIC Board of Directors approved more than $1.1 billion in financing to support projects that will build critical infrastructure and expand access to housing, electricity, and financial services in emerging markets around the world. The projects will advance many key OPIC initiatives including the 2X Women’s Initiative.
In a blended finance package, OPIC has provided financing to SunFunder's Solar Energy Transformation fund which supports businesses providing solar solutions to some of the millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa and India who lack access to electricity. OPIC's support of this project advances several Agency priorities including the 2X Women's Initiative, which supports women-owned and women-led businesses.