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Barbara Gibian

Principal at Pen-y-Bryn Partners LLC
Associate General Counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

AFoCR Vice President Barbara Gibian is Principal at Pen-y-Bryn Partners LLC. 


Ms. Gibian also served as Associate General Counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an independent agency of the U.S. government which assists U.S. businesses to invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy. Ms. Gibian has had management responsibility for legal aspects of financial products and political risk insurance in support of new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. 


Ms. Gibian is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul and received her J.D. from Georgetown University. Ms. Gibian has served on the boards of a number of companies and organizations, including  Quatron Steel Company JSC, SVU Washington DC, Sidwell Friends School, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring Friends School, and Friends Committee on National Legislation.