President Obama nominates Mimi E. Alemayehou as Deputy VP of OPIC
President Obama nominated Ethiopian born Mimi E. Alemayehou to serve as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the White House said in a statement.
Mimi E. Alemayehou, Nominee Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
Ms. Alemayehou was recently nominated by the President to serve as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. She was most recently the United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she was responsible for executing Board decisions on behalf of the United States government. Ms. Alemayehou served as the most senior U.S. 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 AfDB, 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 markets focused satellite telecommunications company. Ms. Alemayehou is a naturalized US Citizen; she was born in Ethiopia.