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Established by Congress, the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee provides guidance and advice regarding EXIM policies and programs designed to support the expansion of financing support for U.S. manufactured goods and services in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Committee members advise EXIM on the development and implementation of policies and programs designed to support EXIM’s engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to boosting American exports and bolstering U.S. jobs.

Please click here to view the transcripts from the committee meetings.

SAAC Subcommittee Recommendations on EXIM’s Role in Prosper Africa

SAAC Subcommittee Recommendations on EXIM’s Role in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Healthcare, and Agriculture sectors in Africa.

EXIM 2020-21 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee Members:


Daniel Runde
Senior Vice President, Director of the Program on Prosperity and Development
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
Representing: Trade/Commerce


C. Derek Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
Energy and Natural Resource Security, Inc.
Arlington, VA
Executive Chairman
AlphaSierra Advisory Group
London, England, UK
Representing: Trade/Commerce

Scott Eisner
Senior Vice President, African Affairs; President, U.S.-Africa Business Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Representing: Trade/Commerce

Rebecca Enonchong
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Silver Spring, MD
Representing: Small Business

Lori Helmers
Executive Director / Americas Export Finance Head
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
Austin, TX
Representing: Banking/Finance

Florizelle Liser
President and Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Council on Africa
Washington, DC
Representing: Trade/Commerce

Mima Nedelcovych
AfricaGlobal Schaffer
Washington, DC
Representing: Trade/Commerce

EE Okpa
The OKPA Co.
Dallas, TX
Representing: Small Business

Marise Duff Stewart
Director Customer and Industry Relations
Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company
Washington, DC
Representing: Trade/Commerce

Paul Sullivan
President – International Business
Acrow Bridge
Parsippany, NJ
Representing: Small Business

Sola Yomi-Ajayi
Chief Executive Officer
United Bank for Africa (UBA), America
New York, NY
Representing: Banking/Finance

For more information about the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee, please click here to view a Fact Sheet or email external@exim.gov.