Export-Import Bank Hosts Global Delegations During 2022 Fall IMF-World Bank Week

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WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis concluded a week of engagements and bilateral discussions with domestic and international delegations alongside the 2022 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group.

EXIM and World Bank MeetingChair Lewis met with African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) President and Chairman Professor Benedict Oramah and other key officials to discuss reviving the existing partnership between EXIM and Afreximbank. Chair Lewis and Chairman Oramah also jointly committed to work together to advance projects across sub-Saharan Africa that leverage U.S. exports and advance the economic goals of buyer nations. Chair Lewis reiterated EXIM’s support for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), the Prosper Africa Initiative, and other whole-of-government projects that are designed to increase sustainable partnerships, trade, and investment on the continent.

Chair Lewis also met with Burgan Bank Turkiye Chairman Hakan Eminsoy and CEO Ali Mura Dinc. Highlighting EXIM’s long-standing relationship with Turkish buyers of American products, the group discussed areas of potential collaboration in sectors like clean energy, aviation, small businesses, and more.

Chair Lewis then hosted Angola Minister of Finance Vera Daves, Angolan Ambassador to the United States Joaquim do Espirito Santa and other Angolan government and private industry officials. The discussion focused primarily on the importance of clean and renewable energy in shaping Angola’s energy future. Minister Daves emphasized the Angolan government’s desire to work with American-made clean energy technology providers as the nation diversifies its energy supply. Chair Lewis thanked the Angolan delegation for their interest in working with EXIM on projects related to the PGII. She pledged to coordinate closely with the public and private sector partners on these projects in the months ahead.

Chair Lewis welcomed Dr. Herbert Stepic, Chairman and Victor Cibotaru, First Deputy Chairman of Moldova’s Moldinconbank. An initial meeting, the group focused on learning about and identifying potential sectors and transactions for EXIM support.

Chair Lewis closed out the week of meetings with a delegation from the Korea EXIM Bank led by Chairman and President Hee-sung Yoon. The conversation focused on potential opportunities to jointly support transformational export areas like 5G and clean energy technology through co-financing arrangements. Chair Lewis also outlined EXIM’s Make More in America Initiative.

During the week, Chair Lewis participated in several external engagements, including a dinner with the Governor of the Japanese Bank of International Cooperation, Hayashi Nobumitsu.


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 insuranceworking 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. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.