Benjamin Todd has joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as principal, business development, North America.

He moves to the bank from the United States Export-Import Bank (US Exim), where he had been for over 12 years, 11 of which were spent as a senior business development officer with a focus on the bank’s Africa portfolio. He previously worked for the Federal Aviation Administration and in the Peace Corps in Lesotho.

He remains based in Washington DC in his new position.

The EBRD opened its North America representative office in Washington in April 2016 with director Michele Small at its helm.

“The main goal of our mission in Washington is to increase the flow of investment to emerging economies in the EBRD regions of operations – currently 38 economies on three continents,” a spokesperson for the bank tells GTR.

Canada, Mexico and the US are all founding members of the EBRD. The US is the EBRD’s largest individual shareholder.