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G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies 2020 Meeting Kicks-Off Today, Hosted by Export-Import Bank of the United States


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WASHINGTON – The 2020 G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) Meeting—which convenes ECA leaders from Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—began today and is being hosted by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). 

“It is an honor to host the 2020 G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies Meeting and join my distinguished G12 counterparts from around the world as we engage in collaborative and robust discussions on exporting, export credit financing, international trade, reforms, and jobs,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly Reed.  “Now, more than ever—especially in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic—this G12 meeting is critical as we come together to focus on the global impact and economic recovery.”

The virtual, two-day G12 Meeting, which was kicked-off this morning by EXIM Chairman Reed from EXIM’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, concludes tomorrow.

Participants in the 2020 G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies Meeting include the following:

portrait thumbnail Brazil – Mr. Carlos Pio, Executive Director, Board of Foreign Trade and Investments, Ministry of the Economy (CAMEX)

portrait thumbnail Canada – Ms. Mairead Lavery, President and CEO, Export Development Canada (EDC)

portrait thumbnail China – Mr. Hui ZHANG, Vice President, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure)

portrait thumbnail France – Mr. Gabriel Cumenge, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Export Finance, Ministère de L'économie et Des Finances et de La Relance (Ministry of Economy and Finance and Recovery)(DG Tresor)

portrait thumbnail Germany – Dr. Christoph Herfarth, Head of Export Financing and Export Credit Guarantees, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Chairman of the Interministerial Committee for Export Credit Guarantees

portrait thumbnail India – Mr. M. Senthilnathan, Chairman‐cum‐Managing Director, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited (ECGC Limited)

portrait thumbnail Italy – Ms. Michal Ron, Chief International Officer, Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero (SACE S.p.A)

portrait thumbnail Japan – Mr. Atsuo Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)

portrait thumbnail Republic of Korea – Mr. Inho Lee, Chairman and President, Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K‐SURE)

portrait thumbnail Russia – Mr. Nikita Gusakov, Senior Vice President, REC Group and CEO, Export Credit and Investment Insurance Russia (EXIAR)

portrait thumbnail United Kingdom – Mr. Louis Taylor, Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF)

portrait thumbnail United States – Ms. Kimberly Reed, President and Chairman of the Board, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)



EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.

For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov