P. Miles Young, Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather, Elected Chair of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Board Recognizes Ogilvy & Mather’s Longstanding Commitment to Strengthening U.S.-Pakistan Commercial Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Board of Directors of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today announced the election of P. Miles Young, Worldwide CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, as the Council’s new chairman.  Young succeeds Jay Collins, vice chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup, who has served as chairman since 2006.  The Board also elected A. Salman Amin, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Pepsico, as vice chairman.  Amin succeeds Najeeb Ghauri, chairman and CEO, Netsol Technologies.

“As worldwide chief executive officer of Ogilvy & Mather, one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world, Miles brings a wealth of leadership to the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council,” said Esperanza Jelalian, executive director of the USPBC.  “Having served as a member of the Board of Directors, Miles has provided expertise and guidance in advancing the Council’s policy agenda.  At this pivotal moment in U.S.-Pakistan relations, USPBC is truly fortunate to have someone of Miles’ experience, insight, and vision to lead the Council’s efforts to strengthen the U.S. economic and commercial relationship with Pakistan.”

Ogilvy & Mather’s association with Pakistan began more than 30 years ago when they created an international campaign for Pakistan International Airlines.  Ogilvy entered the Pakistan market through an affiliation agreement with Interflow Communications in August 1987 and in April of 2007, Ogilvy & Mather Pakistan was born through a joint venture with Interflow.  It now ranks as one of the leading creative agencies in Pakistan.  Ogilvy has raised more than $100,000 to aid victims of the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan and tens of thousands of dollars more for victims of the 2010 flood in Sind and Southern Punjab.

“We are indebted to Jay Collins for his dedication to USPBC over the past six years,” Young said.  “I would like to thank Jay for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the Council’s mission and advocacy agenda.  I am honored to serve as chairman of the Council, an organization uniquely positioned to promote the bilateral economic and business relationship.  I look forward to working with the Board to strengthen relationships, establish partnerships, and further involve the private sector in contributing to Pakistan’s economic growth and social development.”

The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council is the premier organization in Washington dedicated to the broad advancement of U.S. commercial engagement in Pakistan.  Since 2002, the Council has provided a national forum for dialogue on key economic, commercial, humanitarian, and political issues of interest to American companies operating in or exploring business opportunities in Pakistan.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.