Francis Peters, Commercial Officer
Francis “Chip” Peters began serving in the Minneapolis Office of the U.S. Commercial Service in August 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand from 2009-2012, and as a Commercial Officer in the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China from 2006-09.
For 14 years, Chip worked in the private sector in the telecom and computer industry. He held positions in global marketing, international sales, and product management with Fortune 500 companies AT&T and Dell in the U.S. and Malaysia, as well as with high-tech startups in Austin, Texas and Thailand. For four years, Chip also ran his own consulting business, delivering strategic marketing and communication solutions for client firms. He has lived and worked Asia for more than ten years.
In addition to his business experience, Chip taught international trade and finance for four years as an Adjunct Professor at St. Edward’s University in Austin and was on the task force that developed the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam. He served two years with the U.S. Peace Corps as an Agricultural Volunteer in Mali, West Africa.
Chip holds a B.A. from Union College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Chulalongkorn University. He is married with two children.