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.

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(L to R) Immediate Past 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

September 22, 2016
USPBC Hosted Private Luncheon Roundtable with H.E. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan in New York City, New York

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses USPBC members on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York City, New York  – (L to R) U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and USPBC Chairman Mehmood Khan and Vice Chairman of PepsiCo.

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July 28, 2016
USPBC Hosted Roundtable with Jonathan Carpenter, State Department Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jonathan Carpenter addresses USPBC members at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

June 2-3, 2016
USPBC Supported Fourth U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference held in New York City, NY

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(L to R) Amb. Rick Olson, IBEX CEO Bob Dechant, Exim Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg, USPBC Chairman-Elect Dr. Mehmood Khan, Amb. Jalil Jilani, USPBC President Espie Jelalian, and USAID AA Larry Sampler at the June 2 Network Reception                                                            Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Department of State

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April 15, 2016
USPBC Hosted Dr. Waqar Masood Khan, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Finance,
Government of Pakistan

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Finance Secretary Waqar Masood Khan addresses members of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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.

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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
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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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