With over 30 years of international management experience under his belt, Wisconsin-born John Richter has been named senior vice president of the small business division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im Bank).

Richter is responsible for leading all US Ex-Im Bank activities to identify and educate US small business exporters to attract them to the bank’s product offerings. He chairs the bank’s small business committee and manages its network of regional branches and the units engaged in outreach to minority- and woman-owned businesses, partner identification and training, as well as small business product development. He continues to have a special focus on bringing private sector practices and a client service orientation to US Ex-Im Bank.

Prior to joining US Ex-Im Bank, Richter worked for the US Trade and Development Agency as the regional director for Africa and the Middle East.