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James Polan

Vice President - Development Credit

US Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Biography

James C. Polan serves as Vice President of Development Credit at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). Polan had served as Vice President for Small and Medium Enterprise Finance at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), before its transformation to DFC, since July 2003. Between 1995 and 2003, he was a senior investment officer and Managing Director of project finance at OPIC. Additionally, Polan provided leadership on the agency’s African and small and medium enterprise initiatives and played the key role in the creation of OPIC’s Small Business Center, where he served as the approval officer for loan requests. Prior to joining the agency, Polan was Managing Director of Ngami Group Limited in Gaborone, Botswana; served as Chief Executive Officer for Healthcare Holdings (PTY) Ltd. in Gaborone; and was Managing Director of the Projects and Property Development Divisions for the Botswana Development Corporation Limited. Polan received a B.A. in Business Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA in Finance from the University of London. He also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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