David Bohigian, vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) since 2017, recently assumed the role of acting president and CEO of the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. Bohigan replaced Ray W. Washburne, who announced in February he would step down from the agency. Bohigian is leading the organization as it converts into the U.S. Development Finance Corp. (DFC), a new development finance institution combining OPIC and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority.
Before OPIC, Bohigian served in government leadership roles at the Department of Commerce: director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning from 2002 to 2005; and assistant secretary for market access and compliance from 2005 to 2009 under the George W. Bush administration. From 2010 to 2013, Bohigian joined the core management team at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund; and from 2013 to 2017, he was managing director at Pluribus Ventures.
Bohigian received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1992 and a JD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1995.