Dow, Credit Suisse and Overseas Private Investment Corporation Discuss Powering Business in New Markets

The Public Private Partnership Forum – Will you be there? Tune in online Monday, April 7, 2 – 5 EST
Apr 4, 2014 10:15 AM ET
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Bo Miller, Global Director of Corporate Citizenship at Dow and President of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, and Paul Tregidgo, Vice Chair and Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets at Credit Suisse will seek to answer the question: How can industry and investment pave the way for market growth in emerging markets? TUNE IN HERE on Monday, April 7 from 2 – 5, EST for this live-streamed conversation, Powering New Business in New Markets, at the Public Private Partnership Forum, moderated by Fortune Magazine’s Nina Easton.

Emerging markets are growing at an astonishing rate, and business is an important engine for catalytic growth in many corners of the world.  Leading corporations and governments alike are seeking to foster economic growth while also fueling their own business pipelines through investment and infrastructure expansion.

At the same time, entrepreneurship is creating new employment for many. Leaders in energy, finance, and technology are working to use their resources to foster economic opportunity. Together, industry and investment are paving the way for mutually beneficial market growth.

Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Public Private Partnership Forum is a one-of-a-kind event that will actively engage the public, private, and social sectors in dialogue like never before. Broadcast live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 7 from 2 to 5 pm, EST, the Forum will examine how cross-sector interests converge to achieve shared value. Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company and an important part of the Catalyzing Growth in Emerging Markets Conference, the Forum will be live-streamed from

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Where will you be?

Bo Miller
Global Director of Corporate Citizenship, Dow and President, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation

Bo Miller is the Global Director for Corporate Citizenship for The Dow Chemical Company.  He is responsible for identifying corporate citizenship issues and trends important to the company, and in turn, developing and implementing the company’s global corporate citizenship strategy.  Miller also serves as the president and executive director of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and director of Corporate/Community Affairs for Great Lakes Bay Region (GLBR), Michigan. He joined Dow in 1978 and has held a variety of sales, marketing and business management roles before assuming his current responsibilities in July of 2004.

Elizabeth L. Littlefield
President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Elizabeth L. Littlefield was appointed by President Obama as the President and CEO of OPIC, the US Government’s Development Finance Institution.   Operating in 105 countries, OPIC manages a $16 bn portfolio of financing and insurance to support private investment in sustainable economic development, especially in the world’s poorest countries. Under Littlefield’s leadership, OPIC’s annual commitments to renewable resources projects grew ten-fold in three years to $1.5 bn, while generating increasing income for the federal budget. She has also instituted major reforms of the agency’s policies, systems and processes and introduced new financial innovations to augment the agency’s development impact. 

Paul Tregidgo
Vice Chair and Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets, Credit Suisse

Paul Tregidgo is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. He is Vice Chairman - Debt Capital Markets, responsible for the international DCM business, across investment grade and emerging markets globally. Mr. Tregidgo is a member of the bank's Emerging Markets Council and leads Credit Suisse's Global Government Client Segment, which is charged with the integrated delivery of the bank's expertise and capabilities to government clients worldwide.

Previously, he was Head of Global and Emerging Debt Capital Markets at Credit Suisse, and, from 1995- 2000, Head of Latin American Debt Capital Markets. During his career at Credit Suisse, Mr. Tregidgo has served on the Global Investment Banking and Fixed Income Operating Committees. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston in London in 1985, Mr. Tregidgo practiced international financial law in London and Hong Kong.

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