Billy Dec

Billy Dec

CEO/Founder at COACT Agency, Sunda New Asian, The Underground Chicago, The Underground Cocktail Club

Billy Dec is a serial entrepreneur, creative leader, Emmy Award-winning TV persona and actor, philanthropist, and restaurateur. He has curated a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge ventures that stand as pillars of excellence, rooted in his unwavering commitment to impact, community, and care, including the Sunda New Asian Restaurant Group, The Underground Cocktail Club, HR Pro, and creative agency COACT.

Dec is a regular on NBC's TODAY Show, and is an actor in film and TV shows, including Criminal Minds and Empire. His podcast, “The Meal of Your Life,” features a captivating roster of guests, including Macy Gray and David Schwimmer, where they discuss the most impactful meals of their lives and share their stories. “Food Roots,” his inaugural documentary where he travels to The Philippines to learn the recipes of his ancestors, premiers in the Fall of 2023. 

Dec honors his rich academic background with a legacy of service. As a Chicago-Kent College of Law and Harvard Business School Alumnus, Presidential appointee on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force, he continues to actively engage and support his community.


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