Jan Boyer

Jan Boyer, former visiting fellow, has 20 years' experience in international finance and entrepreneurship. In 2005, he was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate as United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Mr. Boyer has had chief executive responsibility for private equity initiatives at Softbank, FleetBoston, and Salomon Smith Barney, with committed capital in excess of $300 million and activities in seven countries. He has substantial operating, restructuring, and turnaround experience in growth and mature companies. While at Lehman Brothers, he worked on principal investing, merger and acquisition, corporate finance, and government advisory transactions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He has served on corporate and nonprofit boards in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Boyer's experience in government includes his service as senior adviser to the president at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), full-time participation in two US presidential campaigns (including the 2004 reelection of President George W. Bush), and working in the US Senate.

Mr. Boyer has lived most of his life outside the United States and is fluent in five languages. He graduated from Stanford University with degrees in economics and international relations and has a graduate degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.