Leon Weil was United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal from 1984 to 1987. He is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and served in the US Navy in World War II.
Upon his discharge he entered the investment business and has been a partner and senior Wall Street executive for 60 years. He is currently with Janney Montgomery Scott in New York. Ambassador Weil served as an Exchange Official on the American Stock Exchange, and on various committees of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities Industry Association.
President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in 1981.
Ambassador Weil is a trustee of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a past governor of the Foreign Policy Association, and a director/trustee of the Council of American Ambassadors. He is a trustee of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Outward Bound USA, the Media Research Center, the Parent’s Television Council, the American Himalayan Foundation, and The Fund for American Studies. He is trustee emeritus of the Berkshire School of Sheffield, Mass.
He has been a special consultant to the United Nations Development Program in the field of capital market development. He also served overseas for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, and as an official international election observer in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. He assisted in the development of capital market systems in Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia on assignments from the International Executive Service Corps.