LCG’s Management Team

Mr. Khuanchai Siphakanlaya, President
Mr. Siphakanlaya has a Masters in Civil Engineering from Bulgaria. He worked as a Hydropower Engineer with Électricité du Laos in 1993, after which he worked as a consultant in the transport sector on construction and contracts management, specializing in arbitration. He joined Montgomery Watson in 1995 as the Assistant Manager of their branch office in Vientiane, and then established and became the principal owner of Lao Consulting Group Ltd. in 2000 by buying out the Montgomery Watson office.

Ms. Manilay Bouavong, Managing Director
Ms. Bouavong obtained her engineering degree at the Montreal Polytechnic School in Canada, with a specialization in Project Management. She joined LCG in 2000 and was appointed Managing Director in 2004. Her responsibilities include the overall direction of the company, business development and contracts management, and managing LCG operations on a daily basis.

Ms. Arouny Anne Sakulku, CEng MICE, Director and Road & Structural Engineer
Ms. Sakulku is a Chartered Engineer registered in the UK and holds a Master of Transport from Australia. She has over 20 years of professional experience in road and structural engineering, project management, and technical evaluation of construction schemes. She previously worked at the ADB Lao Resident Mission as a Senior Project Implementation Officer. She joined LCG in 2005.

Mr. Henry Tucker, Director and Consultant on Natural Resources Management, Agriculture and Rural Development
Mr. Tucker has an MBA and an MSc in Natural Resources Management, as well as advanced studies in natural resources economics, from the USA. He has been working in Southeast and South Asia and the Pacific since 1975 on development projects for ADB, USAID, UNDP and others. He was an ADB staff for 12 years, including about 8 years in projects departments, a year in Consulting Services, and 3 years in the Operations Evaluation Department. He joined LCG in 2007 upon retiring from ADB.

Mr. Vannalerd Sourinphoumy, Head of the Water Supply and Sanitation
Mr. Sourinphoumy has a Master of Infrastructure Engineering and is a highly experienced water supply and sanitation engineer who is knowledgeable in all aspects of the water supply sector throughout Lao PDR, and particularly in the development and implementation of appropriate technologies, community participation, training and management for both rural and urban water supply. He has worked with multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies, NGOs, as well as community organizations. He joined LCG in 1997.

LCG’s Staff and Consultants

LCG has 45 permanent staff comprising of both Lao nationals and expatriates. Our multidisciplinary staff are our most valuable asset in terms of their technical backgrounds, their knowledge of local institutional frameworks, government policies, and national and local cultures, and their norms and ethnic values.
LCG has had up to 100 consultants in the field in recent years, providing both continuous and intermittent inputs on project on both long-term and short-term contracts. We maintain a roster of national and international consultants.