Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Fred Hochberg

Former Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.


Fred P. Hochberg recently concluded eight years as chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, becoming the longest-serving chairman in the agency's history. During his eight years as chairman, EXIM supported more than 1.4 million American jobs, financed exports with a value exceeding $240 billion, and generated $3.8 billion for U.S. taxpayers. Prior to EXIM, Hochberg was dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School and served as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration. Prior to his public service, Hochberg grew his family's business, Lillian Vernon. The company went public and annual sales rose from $5 million to $180 million during his 18 years at the helm. He has also been a board commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a former representative to the New York State Financial Control Board, and co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign.

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