Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Consulate General of Pakistan and the Lahore Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, presents a business luncheon in honor of the Honorable Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. The purpose of this event is to bring together U.S. business representatives to learn about trade, investments and partnership opportunities between the two countries.
Honorable Jalil Abbas Jilani is the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of Pakistan on January 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Ambassador Jilani served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan from March 2012 to December 2013. He is a career diplomat and has also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union (2009-2012) and as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canberra, Australia (2007-2009). Ambassador Jilani, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and M.Sc. In Defense and Strategic Studies. In his professional life, he has specialized in South Asian affairs and remained Director India (1992-1995), Deputy High Commissioner/Acting High Commissioner to New Delhi (1999-2003) and Director General South Asia and SAARC (2003-2007). In 2005 he also served as the Government’s Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. From 1989 to 1992, Ambassador Jilani served as Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. His other overseas assignments included; Jeddah (1983-1985), London (1985-1988) and Washington (1995-1999).