OPIC is the U.S. Government's development finance institution. t mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. ecause OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad.OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported nearly $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated $74 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 275,000 American jobs.
In his current position as Managing Director, Gary is responsible for directing OPIC’s Enterprise Development Network (EDN). As its creator, he formed EDN as a strategic public/private partnership, leveraging technology to facilitate investment in developing economies worldwide.
EDN’s holistic approach facilitates investment and establishes an investment infrastructure and platform for all to participate regardless of location or business sector.
Now in its sixth year, EDN has over 120 partners employing 1,500 business consultants worldwide and the EDN Search Engine promotes over 200 organizations.
Mr. Colyar graduated from The George Washington University with a B.B.A., International Business, and the University of Maryland with a M.A., International Management.