Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Chair Lewis Underscores EXIM’s Commitment to Forging Global Business Ties to Support U.S. Exports and Jobs at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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Davos, Switzerland – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Davos, Switzerland last week to attend the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Annual Meeting. While in Davos, Chair Lewis participated in discussions and meetings where she underscored the role EXIM financing can play in deepening economic relationships between the U.S and partner nations and driving the global energy transition.

“EXIM financing can be a powerful tool in fostering economic collaboration between the U.S. and partner nations and bringing projects that advance our collective goals into reality,” said Chair Lewis. “It was a privilege to meet with stakeholders and partners at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and hold discussions about EXIM’s financing tools and work to support U.S. exporters and American jobs.”

On Thursday, Chair Lewis participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Atlantic Council focused on the energy transition in the Three Seas region and emphasized the agency’s commitment to advancing nuclear and renewable energy projects. She then participated in a roundtable discussion on the direction of global finance to discuss the agency’s goals and efforts to collaborate with other export credit agencies. Chair Lewis also delivered remarks at a Partnership for Central America event, where she discussed the agency’s commitment to support exports to the region and the role its financing tools can play in catalyzing economic growth and driving positive change for U.S. businesses.

On Friday, Chair Lewis met with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Governor Nobumitsu Hayashi. She then delivered opening remarks and participated in a roundtable discussion alongside Márton Nagy, Hungary’s Minister for National Economy. During the roundtable, Chair Lewis spoke about the future of global commerce and the role EXIM financing can play in supporting commercial relationships between the U.S and partner nations.

Chair Lewis also met with U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Scott Miller, where she underscored EXIM’s commitment to supporting U.S. exporters doing business in the region. She concluded her visit by meeting with Angola’s Minister of Finance Vera Daves on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

Photograph of Chair Lewis

Photograph of Chair Lewis on a panel discussion

Photograph of Chair Lewis

About EXIM:

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Learn more at www.exim.gov.