CHISINAU – The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott Nathan was in Chișinău, Moldova today, where he met top government officials and private sector representatives to highlight critical DFC investments in energy security and economic development and explore how DFC can expand its work and deepen the U.S.-Moldova partnership.
In his meetings with Moldovan President Maia Sandu and Prime Minister Dorin Recean, CEO Nathan emphasized DFC’s commitment to advancing shared priorities, including regional energy security and support for the infrastructure, agriculture, and small business sectors.
During his visit, CEO Nathan met with ERU, a DFC client that received $400 million in political risk insurance from DFC to support the diversification of Moldova’s energy supply by promoting access to alternatives to Russian natural gas. CEO Nathan also met with DFC client Horizon Capital to discuss how DFC’s $25 million commitment is supporting Horizon’s investments in fast-growing, technology-enabled small and medium-sized businesses in Moldova and Ukraine, and with Moldova Agroindbank, whose lending to small businesses is supported by a DFC loan portfolio guaranty.
CEO Nathan additionally met with representatives from the renewable energy sector and participated in an American Chamber of Commerce business roundtable to underscore DFC’s interest in expanding its support for private sector projects in Moldova.
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.