CEO Nathan Underscores DFC Commitment to Financing for International Challenges at Munich Security Conference



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott Nathan traveled to Munich, Germany, from February 15-18 to attend the Munich Security Conference. CEO Nathan met with business and government leaders to discuss how DFC’s development finance tools are addressing critical international security issues, including support for Ukraine, food security, climate and energy security, migration, and healthcare.

While at the conference, CEO Nathan participated in a series of high-level bilateral meetings with foreign leaders including President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Guatemala Dr. Bernardo Arévalo, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Nikolai Denkov, and foreign ministers from Georgia, Peru, and Sri Lanka. In all his meetings, CEO Nathan discussed how DFC is addressing pressing challenges around the globe through the use of tools such as political risk insurance, equity investments, and technical assistance, in addition to debt financing.

CEO Nathan also met with Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and the Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, to emphasize DFC’s commitment to supporting Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. In these conversations, CEO Nathan shared that DFC’s portfolio in Ukraine has surpassed $1.1 billion, with more than $450 million in new projects announced over the past two years.  


The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, and small business and financial services. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.