5 May 2014

Africa: Ambassador Sanders to Chair Ex-Im Bank Africa Advisory Committee

press release

Washington, DC — FEEEDS CEO Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders was also appointed April 30, 2014, as Chairperson of the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee (SSAC) for the upcoming term.

In his letter of appointment, EXIM-Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg noted the importance of the Committee’s and Dr. Sanders’ effort to support President Obama’s National Export Initiative which fuels the United States efforts to increase U.S. exports to Africa. The Committee's work will also help President Obama’s goal of doubling overall U.S. exports by the end of 2014.

In other news, United States Trade Representative, Michael Froman, recently appointed Dr. Sanders to be a member of the U.S. Trade Advisory Committee for Africa (TACA), noting that the TACA serves an important function of providing policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on issues involving trade and development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the letter of appointment, Ambassador Sander’s experience and perspective on African trade and development were noted as jey aspects which will make her a valuable contribution to US trade policy toward Africa.

Sanders will also speak at the upcoming May 2014 Miami Conference on US-Africa trade in her capacity as one of the new Global Advisor for the African Growth and Opportunity Civil Society Network. At the event, Sanders will discuss Africa regional integration issues and their impact on Africa's economic growth and development at the global conference in Miami, May 21-23, 2014.

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