“I’m honored to chair this important initiative and advance both American and African competitiveness through the power of private enterprise.”
As Executive Chairman, Boehler will lead efforts to coordinate and mobilize the tools and resources of 16 U.S. Government agencies in support of Prosper Africa’s mission. Boehler brings extensive experience in investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation both in and outside of the U.S. Government.
Working in close coordination with the White House, Boehler will have the support of an interagency secretariat that will work to maximize the impact of U.S. Government tools to mobilize private capital, improve business climates, and accelerate African economic growth.
“Prosper Africa creates new and promising opportunities for people across the continent. Bringing together the tools of DFC, USAID, the Department of Commerce, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and our other U.S. Government colleagues, we will help to grow economies, create jobs, and increase livelihoods for Africans, as well as for the American people,” said Boehler.
Prior to his government service, he founded and led several successful businesses including Landmark Health, which he grew into the largest in-home medical provider in the country.
Boehler spent the first half of his career focused on domestic and international investing. He began his career working for the Financial and Fiscal Commission in South Africa, where he advocated for fiscal responsibility on behalf of the nine provinces.
DFC currently has over US$7 billion invested in more than 150 projects across Africa. These projects are building critical infrastructure, expanding access to energy, technology, and healthcare, and advancing financial inclusion, particularly for women and small businesses.
The agency recently announced a new collaboration with the African Development Bank to multiply its impact in the region.