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Consul General Of France Hosts “A Place of Miracles”

Consul General Of France Hosts “A Place of Miracles”

A heartwarming diverse crowd gathered at the residence of the Honorable Consul General of France, Sujiro Seam and Jane for a special reception in honor of Lee Hilling’s visit to Houston.

Consul Gen of France Sujiro Seam, wife Jane and Author Lee Hilling

Consul Gen of France Sujiro Seam, wife Jane and Author Lee Hilling


Lee Hilling’s Book “A Place of Miracles”, is about four socially responsible organizations that came together to provide children in Afghanistan the highest quality of healthcare.

The evening celebrated the meaningful work that Lee is doing at the French Medical Institute for children, and guests felt very fortunate to have the opportunity to help spread his vision.

Lee Hilling has been the Chairman of FMIC’s governing body since 2006 and has traveled to Afghanistan nearly sixty times. He has held board and senior executive management positions at academic health centers in the United States, Pakistan, and East Africa. Since 1991 he has served in a wide variety of roles with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including six years as CEO of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan; three years on the staff of the Aga Khan’s Secretariat in France, as global Director of Aga Khan Hospitals; and one year as the full-time founding Vice President, Health Services for AKU’s global hospital and health services in East Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has consulted for health systems development in Nigeria, Bangladesh, the Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands. A native of Ohio, he now lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

The evening concluded with guests mixing and mingling with the author and Consul General of France Sujiro and his wife Jane who graciously hosted the event.

Spotted at the reception were: Joanne King Herring, Munira Panjwani, Asif Ali, Anika Jackson, Jill Thompson, Magen Pastor, Joya Shukla, Tabitha Smith, Charisma Glassman, and Farah Lalani.

Photos by Quy Tran

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