Chicago Executive Invited to Attend Special High Level United Nations Meeting

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Vakil has business interests in over 20 countries across 4 continents

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN has invited Chicago based executive, Amar Vakil, to participate in a special high level Round Table meeting to discuss Financing for Development objectives. The meeting is a further exploration of ideas developed at the meetings in Monterrey in March 2002 which brought together economic leaders from all over the world who formulated ideas for greater economic stability for all countries.

This special high level meeting’s focus is on:

  • Impact of private investment and trade-related issues on financing for development
  • Role of multilateral institutions in reaching the Millennium Development Goals
  • Debt sustainability

About 35 world leaders, including the Dean and the Managing Director of the World Bank, Deputy Director of the WTO, Finance Ministers from Madagascar, Pakistan and Ireland, and other high ranking UN officials are expected to attend this high profile summit on April 26, 2004 in New York.

Vakil, a principal with the management consulting firm, Lintas, and a founding member and the Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Foreign Investment Promotion Council (FIPC), has business interests in over 20 countries and in 4 continents. His firm, Lintas, has a track record of assisting US companies setup back offices, technology centers, and customer call centers in India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and several other Asian countries. He also assists investors capture higher returns from African interests, while assisting in development of the region. Vakil also has enabled companies to successfully penetrate in markets in Finland, Australia and New Zealand.

Excited by the opportunity to discuss development strategies at a global level with world leaders, Vakil said, “Challenges in developing countries are different from the ones we encounter here. The decision to invest overseas is not easy; however strategy execution is much more difficult. Factors such as local customs, political stability, and work ethics play a dominant role in the definition of success. At the same time, these emerging markets provide higher rewards at various levels, such as operational efficiency, access to new markets, and higher profitability, making it a very lucrative proposition.”


Lintas pioneered the deployment of strategic process driven business objectives, to enhance productivity and profitability of mid-market companies. Lintas delivers cost-effective solutions, customized for each client, delivering scalable results and charting strategic business plans, unique to each client, to proactively capitalize opportunities as they emerge. Lintas has a proven track record for enabling smaller companies, including start-ups, to access global markets, diversifying customer base, creating new target audiences and delivering lasting brand recognition programs. For more information visit


FIPC is an independent non-profit organization providing information and assessment services for foreign investors evaluating investment opportunities in developing countries. FIPC plays a pivotal role in assisting investors and corporations to understand and profit from the emerging and dynamic market represented by the developing world. For more information visit

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