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Raymond Ellis

Vice President, Global Business Development
Export-Import Bank of the United States

Raymond Ellis currently serves as Vice President of the Global Business Development Division of Ex-Im Bank's Export Finance Group. The division oversees business development outreach activities worldwide. Mr. Ellis previously served as Vice President of the Strategic Initiatives Division and the Operations Division of the Export Finance Group. Strategic Initiatives was responsible for business development for Sub-Saharan Africa and renewable energy. The Operations Division administers the intake of all applications for Ex-Im Bank support and the issuance of all medium- and long-term loans and guarantees and short and medium term insurance policies.Mr. Ellis began his career at Ex-Im Bank as a financial analyst/loan officer in the Bank Guarantee Division before moving to the Asia Division overseeing the Bank's long-term programs for Southeast Asia. He left the Bank to join the private sector where he held executive management positions with leading international banks in Chicago, Illinois. He served as Vice President for Trade Services/Cash Management at Chemical Bank in Chicago, and Vice President and General Manager of Bankers Trust Company International in Chicago. He also held senior positions with two travel management companies in Chicago. He returned to Ex-Im Bank in 1999.Mr. Ellis holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in International Finance and Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Linguistics, both from Indiana University, Bloomington. See more at:

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