FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2011
Jamie Radice, (202) 565-3200
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today announced that Angela Mariana Freyre has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Freyre, who is trilingual in English, French, and Spanish, has more than 25 years of legal experience.
Ms. Freyre was most recently the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Legal and Strategic Affairs at The Nielsen Company, a leading global information services company with operations in more than 100 countries. Prior to her position at Nielsen, Freyre was a partner at Coudert Brothers LLP, a New York based international corporate finance firm. Freyre also previously served as an associate at Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon LLP, where she worked in both their New York and Paris offices.
I am delighted that Angela will be a senior member of my team during this exciting time at Ex-Im Bank, said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. Angela has a wealth of corporate and international experience, and I know that she will help us meet our goal of increasing U.S. exports.
Freyre received her BA in History and Political Science from Wellesley College, her D.E.J.G. from Université de Droit d'Economie et des Sciences Sociales de Paris, and her J.D. and LL.M from Georgetown University.
Ex-Im Bank, an independent, self-sustaining federal agency, helps create and maintain American jobs by filling gaps in export financing and strengthening U.S. export competitiveness. The Bank has generated $3.4 billion for U.S. taxpayers over the past 5 years.
In fiscal year 2010, Ex-Im Bank authorized a record high of approximately $24.5 billion in loans, guarantees and insurance (including more than $5 billion in authorizations for small businesses), supporting an estimated 230,000 American jobs. For the first half of the year, Ex-Im completed $13.4 billion in total authorizations. This supported $15.9 billion in exports and more than 115,000 U.S. jobs, a 14 percent increase in jobs supported over the first half of 2010. These strong financial results put the Bank on a path to its third consecutive record-breaking year. For more information, visit Ex-Im Bank's Web site at www.exim.gov.