Visit marks first official travel since the launch of DFC
WASHINGTON – Following the official launch of the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler will travel to Japan, Vietnam, and Indonesia January 6 – 10 for meetings with senior government officials and private sector leaders. Boehler will highlight DFC’s enhanced tools, resources, and flexibility to support private sector investment in the Indo-Pacific region as well as strengthen key regional relationships in pursuit of shared development goals.
“Home to many of the world’s fastest growing economies, the Indo-Pacific represents a remarkable opportunity to partner with the private sector,” said Boehler. “I am eager to visit this important region to promote transparent, principled investments in critical infrastructure and life-changing services like technology and healthcare.”
While in the Indo-Pacific, Boehler will meet with regional business leaders to explore high-impact investment opportunities such as the development of quality infrastructure—particularly in sectors like transportation, energy, and the digital economy. Boehler will also meet with high-level government officials to enhance cooperation in support of regional development, prosperity, and stability.
The visit marks Boehler’s first official travel following the launch of DFC, a new U.S. Government agency that consolidated and modernized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA). With a more than doubled investment cap of $60 billion and new financial tools, DFC is equipped to more effectively mobilize private sector capital to priority regions across the globe such as the Indo-Pacific.
Further, DFC plays an important role in advancing U.S. foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, including by offering a principled alternative focused on quality and sustainability and which aims to attract more private sector investment.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology projects. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.