The 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. DFC invests across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC makes America a stronger and more competitive leader on the global development stage with greater ability to partner with allies on transformative projects. DFC provides private companies with financing and risk management tools for private projects in emerging markets and developing countries. Vietnam is a priority country and DFC is keen to identify commercially viable and developmental projects it can finance. DFC aims to invest more than $25 billion and to mobilize an additional $50 billion by the end of 2025.
Join AmCham’s Virtual Meeting on Monday afternoon with the Regional Managing Director of the U.S. Development Finance Corporation to learn how to access government financing for development projects in Vietnam.
About the guest speaker:
Maria Goravanchi is a Managing Director at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC), formerly the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). As DFC’s regional representative based in Bangkok, she is responsible for business development in the Lower Mekong, specifically Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand. Ms. Goravanchi brings 15 years of private and public sector finance experience in underwriting, structuring and negotiating investments in emerging and frontier-market nations. She is focused on providing both financing and insurance solutions for long-term investments that strengthen DFC contributions to international development in sectors such as energy, infrastructure and inclusive financial services. Prior to joining OPIC in 2008, she worked as a strategy consultant and project manager on cross-border transactions in emerging markets with IBM Business Consulting Services and Abt Associates. Ms. Goravanchi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.
This virtual meeting will use the Microsoft Teams platform. There is no cost to participate. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling (84) 24 3934 2790. Registered participants will receive an email on Monday morning with the URL link and instructions.