WASHINGTON – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today announced it has appointed Joseph “Jody” Myers as Chief Risk Officer. Created by the BUILD Act of 2018, the Chief Risk Officer position plays a critical role in helping DFC navigate the risks associated with investing in emerging markets. In his role, Mr. Myers will focus on enhancing DFC’s positive risk management culture by identifying and addressing risks and maximizing opportunities from all perspectives.
“I am pleased to welcome Jody as DFC’s Chief Risk Officer,” said DFC CEO Scott Nathan. “His expertise and experience as a leader in the field will benefit DFC’s efforts to increase our impact.”
Mr. Myers has over three decades of experience in law, government, financial services, international affairs, and risk management. Immediately prior to joining DFC, Mr. Myers worked for more than eight years at the Western Union Company, including three years as CRO. Prior to his tenure at Western Union, he served as assistant general counsel of the International Monetary Fund, and he has also held senior positions with the National Security Council staff, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Mr. Myers started his career in private law practice and has worked at several law firms. He is a graduate of Yale College and Vanderbilt University Law School.
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, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.