Francis Peters

Francis “Chip” Peters is the Commercial Counselor for the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to that, he spent a year at the Commercial Service office in Minneapolis; served for three years as the Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy in Bangkok assisting US exporters expand their markets in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos; and served three years as a Commercial Officer in the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China where he led the office’s high-tech and chemical industry teams. 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 served two years as a U.S. Peace Corps 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.

On: September 16, 2019     By: Francis Peters

Export Basics: 7 Tips for New Exporters

There are many reasons for successful U.S. companies to export including: (1) it helps increase your sales volume, and (2) it can extend your products' life cycles. Yet less than one percent of U.S. companies export, often because they don't know how. Here are 7 tips for export success.


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