Lakhi Siap is founder of the Chicago Asian Network a full-service multicultural marketing agency with an international client base. He has more than 12 years of experience in business development, multicultural & millennial media marketing, public relations and strategic community outreach. He has consulted with high profile companies and organizations such as Pepsico, Mcdonald’s, AT&T, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US State department. In 2016, Lakhi was awarded President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award for Community Service and given the Distinguished Young Asian Professional Award by Asian Chronicle USA Cable Access TV. He was chosen by the former Philippine Ambassador to the US, Jose Cuisia Jr., to be part of the Filipino American Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) in 2015.
After being part of the program, Lakhi took on the role as the Immersion Program Director of FYLPRO and spent part of his time in the Philippines expanding his business to provide other services. He was part of the 2015 APEC Summit Delegation in Manila, Philippines with the US Chamber of Commerce and was a guest speaker the 2019 US-Philippine Dialogue hosted by the United States Embassy of Manila and the Ateneo School of Government at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.
He regularly collaborates with the US State Department and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on US-Philippine leadership initiatives. His current projects involve US-Philippine business and government relations in the fields of call center and business process outsourcing set up, start-ups, software and web development, cyber security, aviation and workforce development training.