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MICHAEL PETRUCELLI APPOINTED EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN, EX-IM BANK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2001

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

Michael J. Petrucelli, a former Foreign Service officer and business executive with extensive experience promoting U.S.-Asia trade relations, has been named executive assistant to John E. Robson, chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), Robson announced Thursday.

Petrucelli last month completed a master's degree in business administration from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, concentrating on leadership and global management. He previously was executive director of the U.S.-Thailand Business Council which promotes trade between the two countries. Before that Petrucelli was director of Thailand, Burma and financial services at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

As a U.S. State Department Foreign Service officer from 1991 to 1996, Petrucelli was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bureau of Intelligence & Research in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Consulate General, Netherlands Antilles.

Petrucelli holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Ex-Im Bank is an independent U.S. government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loans, guarantees, and insurance. Ex-Im Bank supported $15.5 billion in U.S. exports in fiscal year 2000.