Welcome to the USPBC

A Message from the President:Welcome to the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) web site, which is designed to facilitate member access to our information services and encourage U.S. companies with an interest in Pakistan to get more involved in shaping policy priorities and outcomes.” (read more)

The USPBC is an integral component of the Asia Department at the United States Chamber of Commerce. We are the premier organization in Washington dedicated to the broad advancement of U.S. commercial engagement in Pakistan. Since its inception in 2002, the Council has provided a national forum for dialogue on key economic, political and other issues of interest to American companies operating in or exploring business opportunities in Pakistan.


(L to R) USPBC Chairman Miles Young; USPBC President Esperanza Jelalian; Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif; and U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant.

USPBC Highlights

March 8, 2016
U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Dr. Mehmood Khan Chairman-Elect and Zia Chishti Vice Chairman-Elect
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The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council held its annual Board Meeting in Washington, D.C., where it announced Dr. Mehmood Khan as Chairman-Elect and Zia Chisti as Vice Chairman-Elect. The meeting was followed by a lively roundtable discussion between the Council’s leadership and H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.


USPBC Chairman-Elect Dr. Mehmood Khan addresses USPBC members and guest at a luncheon roundtable with Amb. Jalil Abbas Jilani on March 8, 2016

January 14, 2016
U.S.-Pakistan Business Council leads Trade Mission to Pakistan and
Releases Report
Press Release

Following a trade mission this week to Pakistan, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) today released a report highlighting the country’s economic potential. The report, titled “Partnering to Bolster Growth and Enhance Pakistan’s Competitiveness,” offers a set of recommendations that American companies established in Pakistan believe can help sustain and attract foreign investment and enhance growth in the country.

January 13-15, 2016
USPBC Trade Mission to Islamabad, Pakistan

USPBC Chairman Miles Young and delegation participants meet with H.E. Nawaz Sharif and Cabinet ministers at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad on January 14, 2016

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Ambassador David Hale hosts USPBC Trade Delegation at U.S. Embassy in Islamabad on January 13, 2016 — Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Islamabad

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October 21, 2015
USPBC Hosted H.E. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses members and guests of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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April 16, 2015

USPBC Hosted Luncheon Roundtable with H.E. Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister of Pakistan, on the Margins of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings

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Photo: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar addresses members of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council at a luncheon in Washington, DC.

March 10-12, 2015

USPBC supported Third Pakistan – United States Business Opportunities Conference in Islamabad
USPBC President Esperanza Jelalian participated in the Third Pakistan-United States Business Opportunities Conference organized by Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce in Islamabad on March 10-12.  Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker led the U.S. delegation and opened the business conference. Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan provided welcoming remarks and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar provided the keynote address.

February 12, 2015

The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Hosted Luncheon Roundtable Discussion with Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani


Photo: Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Ogilvy & Mather and Chairman, U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (right), escorts H.E. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. to a luncheon with members of the Council.

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