DCEO Biswal Highlights DFC Financing for Infrastructure, Critical Minerals at Milken Institute Global Conference, U.S.-Africa Business Summit



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) Nisha Biswal engaged with business and government leaders from May 6-8 at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, California, and the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Dallas, Texas.

In California, DCEO Biswal spoke on a panel about DFC’s work in driving economic empowerment in emerging markets and participated in a business roundtable on investing in critical minerals. In Texas, DCEO Biswal met with Chief Minister of Sierra Leone David Moinina Sengeh to announce up to $412 million in additional financing for the Western Area Power Generation Project, which will promote reliable power access in Freetown and across Sierra Leone.

While in Texas, DCEO Biswal also participated in a high-level dialogue and in roundtable discussions with business and government leaders in Africa on working with the private sector to invest in infrastructure, energy, and small business support, including on-lending. In addition, DCEO Biswal participated in a series of high-level bilateral meetings with President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi and Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination José de Lima Massano.


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.