PAC-DBIA Members and US Government officials around a rectangular table
PAC-DBIA
The President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) advises the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on ways to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and African countries.

PAC-DBIA

About the PAC-DBIA 

The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) advises the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on ways to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and African countries. Members are selected from small, medium, and large U.S. companies across the United States representing a diverse range of industries and economic sectors to serve two-year terms. 
  
The 2019-2021 PAC-DBIA is co-chaired by Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs for UPS, and Farid Fezoua, President and CEO of GE Africa, with Susan Silbermann, Global President for Emerging Markets for Pfizer, serving as Vice Chair. 

In its third term, 2019-2021, the PAC-DBIA will continue to play a critical role in informing U.S. government policies and activities across the continent, particularly through Prosper Africa, which is a whole-of-government economic initiative to increase two-way trade and investment and support job creation in the United States and Africa. Prosper Africa, supported by the PAC-DBIA, will modernize the way the U.S. Government supports private sector opportunities in Africa, demonstrating a commitment to the growth of African countries and the deepening of business, trade, and investment ties between the United States and Africa.