APF Leadership Council
The American Pakistan Foundation Leadership Council (APF-LC) serves as a brain trust of trusted advisors who guide and shape the APF mission and foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and action on issues important to APF.
For more information about membership in APF-LC, please contact Jonathan Pearl, Assistant to the President.
The Leadership Council is led by APF President Shamila N. Chaudhary and the following Honorary Co-Chairs:
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Aakif Ahmad is co-founder of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting dialogue and solving problems across the political divide on issues of national importance. He is President of the Washington, DC chapter of the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN).
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Vali Nasr is a Middle East scholar, foreign policy adviser, and commentator on international relations. He served as the 8th Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS from 2012 - 2019. He was previously professor of international politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and from 2009 to 2011 served as senior adviser on Afghanistan and Pakistan to Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke at the U.S. Department of State.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
As a career Foreign Service officer, Ambassador Robin R. Raphel worked for nearly 40 years at the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Department of Defense. She served as assistant secretary of state for South Asia, ambassador to Tunisia, vice president of the National Defense University, and deputy special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. She managed development assistance to Pakistan under the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
American Pakistan Foundation