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.


USPBC Highlights

April 24, 2017
USPBC hosted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on the Sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings

USPBC members welcome Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on April 24.

March 29, 2017
USPBC Hosted H.E. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

USPBC hosted Annual Meeting of its Board of Directors, followed by a roundtable discussion between the Council’s leadership and Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
Front Row (L to R): USPBC President Espie Jelalian, USPBC Chairman Mehmood Khan (PepsiCo), Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and U.S. Chamber’s Senior Vice President for Asia Tami Overby

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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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

March 8, 2016
U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Dr. Mehmood Khan Chairman-Elect and Zia Chishti Vice Chairman-Elect
Press Release
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 Council members and guests 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

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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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Past Events