Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, OPIC


Brian is the Managing Director of Business Development for OPIC’s Global Energy Group. In this role, he divides his time between leading the group’s early origination and customer relationship management and serving on due diligence teams for power finance transactions in developing countries.

Brian joined OPIC as a Director in its political and sovereign risk insurance unit, where he served as lead underwriter for energy, agriculture, and water-related projects located in the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

Prior to this position, Brian was the senior renewable energy analyst at the US Department of Commerce. He won the Gold Medal, the Department’s highest award, for work leading to a China’s removal of barriers to US wind turbine exports. Brian also led negotiations among eight US government agencies resulting in the adoption of the US government’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Export Initiative as well as the creation of the Secretary of Commerce’s private sector clean energy advisory committee.

Brian is a panellist at the fourth Africa Investment Exchange: Gas meeting at RSA House, London on 11-12 April.