Elizabeth Littlefield was appointed by President Barack Obama as the president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp. From 2000 until 2010 Littlefield was CEO of Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a policy and research center dedicated to advancing poor people’s access to financial services. Littlefield was presented in 2012 with the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest award in the Foreign Service.
The United States will go to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with several objectives related to harnessing the role of private capital for greater progress in development, the president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. writes in this Devex op-ed.
It is well-known that Africa's economies are growing faster than elsewhere. What is less known is that the business environments in many of Africa's countries are improving more quickly than anywhere else, OPIC's president and CEO writes in this guest commentary.