Edward Burrier is the new acting executive vice president at the U.S. International Development Finance Corp., reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Burrier is also serving as the Chief Operating Officer, a position he’s held since September.
On Oct. 5, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development act, otherwise known as “the BUILD Act.” According to this letter, “the Act consolidates, modernizes, and reforms the U.S. Government’s development finance capabilities – primarily the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Development Credit Authority (DCA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) into a new agency: the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).” Their primary focuses are to increase the government’s support for private sector-led development in the world’s least developed countries; increase taxpayer protections; to strengthen support toward U.S. foreign policy priorities; and deliver development impact. The transition from OPIC to DFC was finally completed at the start of the new year.
Burrier served in various professional staff member positions at the House from 2005 to 2013, and as deputy staff director for the Committee on Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2017. Most recently the vice president of external affairs at OPIC, Burrier has been with OPIC/DFC since September 2017.
Burrier received his B.A. from the University of Mary Washington in 1999 and went on to earn his M.A. at the United States Naval War college in 2004.