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.


Jude Kearney

Managing Partner, ASAFO & CO.


Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr.

CEO, Botho Emerging Markets Group

Bridget Gainer

Global Head of Public Affairs, Aon

Kristin Hedger

Senior Vice President, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing

Jeff Lee

CEO, Lee and Associates, Inc.

Florie Liser

President & CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition, Founder, LEAP Africa

Amb. Harry Thomas, Jr.

Senior Fellow, Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs

Rev. Matthew Watley

CEO , Black Idea Coalition Chair, Kingdom Global Community Development Corporation

Wellington Webb

President, and Founder, Webb Group International Former Mayor, Denver, CO


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