WASHINGTON – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today announced Agnes Dasewicz as Chief Operating Officer (COO). As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Dasewicz will be a key member of DFC’s senior management team and work closely with DFC's business lines and Office of Development Policy to drive investments that help create sustainable and inclusive global prosperity and stability.
“I’m excited to welcome Agnes to DFC,” said DFC CEO Scott Nathan. “Her breadth and depth of experience managing teams in the investing, development, and government spheres will be a true asset to our team as we continue to grow our portfolio and impact.”
Ms. Dasewicz previously served as CEO of Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, where she led efforts to invest in local entrepreneurship to build food security, inclusion, and mitigate climate change. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kauffman Foundation, she led the Capital Access Lab, a new initiative to empower diverse fund managers throughout the U.S. Her tenure as a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation included developing new models for private and public investors to drive economic growth.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Dasewicz worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she was behind landmark initiatives like Power Africa and the establishment of USAID’s Office of Private Capital and Microenterprise. She has also worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and AIG Private Equity.
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.