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Jim Lambright

Professor of Practice

Jim Lambright
  • RBC #1417
    9500 Gilman Dr. #0519
    La Jolla , California 92093-0519

Jim is Professor of Practice at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a focus on the intersection of international business, finance and government. His previous roles include:

  • Chairman & President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, where he oversaw a $60 billion credit portfolio supporting U.S. exports to over 150 countries and transformed it into a self-sustaining bank free of the government budgeting process.
  • Chief Investment Officer of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), where he built the team and programs to execute over 600 investments designed to prevent the collapse of the financial system and led the 2008-9 rescue financings of AIG, Citi, B of A, GM, and Chrysler.
  • Sr. Vice President-Corporate Development of Sempra Energy, where he led strategy and M&A for the Fortune 500 utility and gas infrastructure company.

Jim began his career in finance after earning degrees from Harvard Law School and Stanford University.

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