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Mark Thorum

Project Director

Mark joins the Academy as a Project Director thru the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program which provides the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations.

Mark serves as Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Export-Import Bank of the United States. In this capacity, Mark is responsible for key functional areas of the OIG including Budget and Financial Management, Organizational Planning, Policy Development, Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management and Data Analytics. Prior to assuming this position in 2018, Mark served as the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Policy Evaluations with the OIG.

Mark has more than 25 years of experience with structured finance, risk mitigation and capital markets advisory with international financial institutions. Before joining EXIM Bank in 2010, Mark held several management positions with the Financial Markets Advisory division of a major international bank. He holds a Ph.D. from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - School of Public and International Affairs. He received a M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, and a D.E.A. from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Institute of Political Studies) Paris, France.

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