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Jason Pack Joins the NFTC as Executive Director of the U.S.–Libya Business Association

The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) announced today that Jason Pack will join the organization as Executive Director of the U.S.-Libya Business Association (USLBA) effective February 1st. In this role, Jason will be responsible for working to enhance the U.S.-Libya bilateral relationship.

In announcing the appointment, NFTC President Rufus Yerxa said, "Jason brings an incredible amount of knowledge about the importance of the diplomatic, commercial, and academic ties between Libya and the United States. He has a strong record of working to improve the relationship between our two countries. He will be a great addition to the NFTC and USLBA teams."

George Kalantzakis, Chairman of the USLBA, said "We are delighted that Jason will be taking the helm of the USLBA. He is widely recognized as an expert in the field and he brings over a decade of hands-on experience to this position. The relationship between the United States and Libya is constantly evolving, and Jason will be a great asset to business communities in both countries as we work to continue expanding our economic ties."

After living in Tripoli in 2008, he served as US-Libya Business Association (USLBA) Program Manager in 2009-10. Via his consultancy, Libya-Analysis, established in 2011, Jason produces bespoke reports for Western companies which monitor specific aspects of the political and security situation in Libya, while also providing big-picture forecasting. Since 2014, he has been an affiliated North Africa Analyst at Risk Intelligence. In 2015, Jason founded EyeOnISISInLibya.com, a non-profit 501c3 monitoring service detailing the group's history, its interactions with other jihadi actors, and Western actions towards the group. In 2016, he became the Senior Libya Analyst at CRCM North Africa. Jason has authored and edited several books and think tank reports on Libya, and his analysis and opinion articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Spectator, Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. He is also a frequent commentator on the BBC, France 24, CNN, VOA, and Al Jazeera.

Jason completed an M.St. in Global and Imperial History at St. Antony's College, Oxford and is affiliated with the University of Cambridge, where he was a PhD student and researcher of Middle Eastern History.

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