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EXIM Announces Members of the 2021-2022 Chair’s Council on China Competition


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WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today announced the appointment of ten members to the Chair’s Council on China Competition, a subcommittee of EXIM’s Advisory Committee. EXIM named Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy (Ret.) as Chair of the council.

Established as part of the EXIM Advisory Committee, which advises EXIM on its programs and the extent to which the agency provides competitive financing to support American jobs through exports, the Chair’s Council on China Competition provides guidance on advancing the comparative leadership of the United States with respect to China and supporting U.S. innovation and employment through competitive export finance.

“I congratulate and welcome the new members of the Chair’s Council on China Competition,” said Acting EXIM President and Chairman James Burrows. “We have a uniquely qualified group of individuals coming together to advise on EXIM’s China and Transformational Exports Program and ensure that we continue to strengthen our efforts to keep U.S. exports globally competitive.”

"We live in a consequential and competitive time in which export strategies are going to decide the future,” said Admiral Roughead. “I look forward to working with my council colleagues in advancing EXIM's China and Transformational Export Program, which enables the innovation, competence and values of American workers and companies. It's a true privilege to be part of it."

A full list of 2021-2022 members of the Chair’s Council on China Competition can be found below:


Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security (Atlantic Council)

Kevin Gallagher
Professor and Director
Global Development Policy Center, Boston University

John Hardy, Jr.
Former President
Coalition for Employment Through Exports

Kathie Leonard
President and CEO
Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

Thomas Matthias
Senior Vice President – Global Trade Finance
Regions Bank

Philip Reiner
Institute for Security and Technology
Former Senior Director for South Asia
National Security Council

Pavneet Singh
Infobalize, Inc.
Former Director for International Affairs
National Security Council

Jeremie Waterman
President, China Center
Vice President, Greater China
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

David White
Director of Strategic Resources
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.