John Chigbu  


John Chigbu started to help developing countries to get finance on infrastructure projects since his days at Chevron as a tax counsel in 1994. He has successfully helped countless governments and private sector clients in developing countries to be seek and be approved for low interest rate financing from the U.S. Export and Import bank for the past 20 years.

David Josephson


David Josephson has practiced international trade and finance for more than three decades. He headed banking offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, and Brazil, while providing merchant banking and international commercial banking services to clients in private enterprise, global banking, and foreign governments. He acted as a Manufacturer’s Representative of copper foundries in Brazil, Chile, and Austria and successfully imported more than 8,000 tons of their products which were sold to wire drawing and pipe extrusion plants in the USA. Currently he serves as a senior export finance banker in a trade bank in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Rob Guthrie

Board of Director

Rob Guthrie comes from the public sector, working for Export-Import Bank of the U.S. from 1998 to 2018, most recently as the Regional Director in the San Francisco branch office. From 2008 to 2014, he served on a five-person team focused on promoting clean tech exports of all kinds. Mr. Guthrie spent extensive time advising hundreds of project developers in the U.S. and Mexico on the parameters and requirements of project and structured finance. This included discussions with people at bilateral and multilateral finance organizations, and with U.S. and Mexican government officials.