CCA High-Level Dialogue Series
A Dialogue with Kimberly Reed
President and Chairman
Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
CCA Annual Members Meeting
Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 18
9:00 am - 10:30 am
1900 K Street, NW
Please join us for a discussion with Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly Reed on EXIM Bank's priorities for Africa following the agency's recent resumption of full financing and loan guarantees for U.S. exports.
CCA is pleased to welcome Chairman Reed as part of its High Level Dialogue series exclusively featuring senior American and African government as well as private sector officials who discuss the latest trends and developments in U.S.-Africa trade, investment, and commercial engagement. This High Level Dialogue, held in conjunction with CCA's annual members meeting, provides a special briefing for CCA member companies and other stakeholders on an enhanced U.S.-Africa economic relationship.
Kimberly A. Reed was sworn in as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) on May 9, 2019. She is the first woman to lead EXIM.
Reed has spent her 20-plus-year career working in the public and private sectors and has led efforts focused on American job creation, trade, economic development, food and agriculture, and government reform.Reed most recently served as President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation where she collaborated with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and State to increase acceptance of U.S. exports in emerging market countries.
At the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Reed headed the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, where she oversaw the award of $4 billion in tax credits, loans, and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups investing in distressed communities across the nation.
She also served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries John Snow and Henry Paulson. As counsel to three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives—Ways and Means, Government Reform and Oversight, and Education and the Workforce Committees—she focused on oversight and reform of federal agencies. Reed was also Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers in New York.