Craig O’Connor was appointed as the Bank’s Environmental Liaison Officer in 1994, to implement the Bank’s top-priority mission to increase its support for environmentally beneficial exports. Mr. O’Connor created and managed the Bank’s Environmental Exports Program, which grew from 5 projects in fiscal year 1994 to hundreds of individual transactions by 2009, for a total portfolio in excess of $3 billion.
Mr. O’Connor was appointed as the Director of Ex-Im Bank’s Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports in 2007.
Mr. O’Connor works closely with U.S. renewable energy exporters to create “Bankable” project structures that can support approval by Ex-Im Bank. Among his more notable recent transactions are the multi-million dollar Short-Term Facility for Infinia Solar; and, the $80MM Clipper Windpower Project in Mexico that is Clipper’s first-ever export sale.
Mr. O’Connor began his career at the Bank in January 1993, as a Loan Officer in the Export Credit Insurance Division covering the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. O’Connor has represented the Bank on over 50 international missions.
In addition to his position at the Bank, Mr. O’Connor has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business at Georgetown University since the Spring Semester of 1997. In May 2003, he was presented with Georgetown University’s Adjunct Faculty of the Year award.
Mr. O’Connor’s academic background includes a BA in Finance from the University of Missouri, and an MBA with a concentration in International Business from American University.