Rita Rodriguez

Rita M. Rodriguez is a writer, researcher, and nationally recognized advisor in the area of international finance. She has worked with U.S. multinational companies and U.S. and foreign government agencies.

Dr. Rodriguez is a former full-time member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She served in this position from 1982 until 1999 -- the longest serving director in the 65-year history of the Bank. In addition to her Board duties, Dr. Rodriguez oversaw Ex-Im Bank policy development and coordination for countries and programs for two Bank divisions. Dr. Rodriguez was also responsible for the formulation of Ex-Im Bank policy objectives and negotiating strategy with regard to international organizations such as the OECD, Berne Union and Paris Club.

She received her Ph.D. from the New York University Graduate School of Business and was Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1978 to 1982 and Assistant and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School from 1969 to 1978.

Dr. Rodriguez is the author of numerous books and articles on international finance, including The Export-Import Bank at Fifty and Foreign Exchange Management in U.S. Multinationals. She is co-author with E. Eugene Carter of International Financial Management and she is co-author with Heinz Riehl of Foreign Exchange and Money Markets and Foreign Currency Operations. Her articles have appeared in Euromoney, the Journal of Finance, the Financial Analysts Journal, the Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

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