Board of Trustees

The USACC Board of Trustees is a group of Americans and Azerbaijanis interested in promoting friendship, cooperation and commerce between the American people and the people of Azerbaijan. The Board of Trustees offers its recommendations to the USACC Board of Directors on all matters related to the Chamber's programs and activities.

Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

His Excellency Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a prominent statesman and visionary leader with a distinguished track record in public service. Serving as the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2003, his dynamic leadership has been pivotal in driving Azerbaijan's economic growth and strengthening its position on the global stage.

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Hafiz Pashayev, Ambassador, the founding Rector of ADA University

With a remarkable career in diplomacy and public service, Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev has held key positions in Azerbaijan's government, including serving as Ambassador to the United States. His strategic insights and diplomatic acumen have played a crucial role in fostering strong bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and the United States.

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Khazar Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States

H.E. Khazar Ibrahim, the current Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States, is a distinguished diplomat and esteemed representative of Azerbaijan's government. With a wealth of experience in international relations and diplomacy, Ambassador Ibrahim's career has been marked by his unwavering commitment to promoting strong bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and the United States.

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Frank Henke, Chairman, American Bank & Trust Co.

Frank Henke, the esteemed Chairman of American Bank & Trust Co., is a highly regarded leader in the banking and finance industry. With a distinguished career spanning several decades, Mr. Henke's expertise and strategic vision have been instrumental in the growth and success of the bank.

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Richard N. Perle, AEI, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Richard Norman Perle served as a prominent advisor on national security matters, holding influential positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, including Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. His strategic insights and visionary leadership have earned him widespread recognition and respect in the field of international affairs.

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Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and Director Energy Program, CSIS

Frank Verrastro is a highly accomplished senior adviser with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the prestigious Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Having held prominent positions at CSIS since 2003, including the James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics from 2012 to 2017, Mr. Verrastro brings a wealth of experience in energy policy and management spanning over four decades.

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