Our History


In 1974, Eli Chitayat founded Genimex in Taiwan as a traditional sourcing company. Eli faced a changing Asia and was able to grow his business on the foundation of hard-work, persistence and transparency by building trusting relationships with both clients and suppliers.

Eli’s three sons grew up in the family business by working summers at the office, inspecting factories, faxing and mailing out product offers and attending trade shows. When Eli retired in 2001, his son, David took on the CEO mantle. David and his brother Jonathan have continued their father’s tradition of adapting with the times to better solve the challenges that Genimex clients experience in an ever-changing market.

We’ve come a long way since our traditional sourcing beginnings in the 70s. A half-century of history and passion have enabled us to build long-term relationships with our manufacturers, established brands, and multinational retailers. Our robust team serves clients in North & South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

We are committed to maintaining a fruitful partnership with you, and we look forward in working with you.

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The Leadership Team


David Chitayat


GROUP CEO

Since 2001, David has served as the Group CEO of Genimex. David moved to China from Taiwan in 2002 to grow the company and establish new headquarters in Shanghai. David has been instrumental in transforming Genimex from its traditional trading company beginnings into an international organization it is today.

In addition, David has a proven track record in developing and producing new products, many of which are award winning and personally patented.

New York, NY

Jonathan is responsible for the day-to-day operations across Genimex’s presence in China. Jonathan establishes partnerships and manages our ongoing relationships with key contract manufacturers in Shanghai and Taiwan.

He is based in Shanghai, where he has driven both the management and growth of Genimex’s Chinese business operations since 2003.

Shanghai, China

Jonathan Chitayat


GREATER CHINA CEO

Jonathan Chitayat


GREATER CHINA CEO

Jonathan is responsible for the day-to-day operations across Genimex’s presence in China. Jonathan establishes partnerships and manages our ongoing relationships with key contract manufacturers in Shanghai and Taiwan.

He is based in Shanghai, where he has driven both the management and growth of Genimex’s Chinese business operations since 2003.

Shanghai, China

Ling Jiang


Finance Director

After completing her accounting studies in the UK, Ling returned to China to help Commercial Vehicle Group build their first Chinese facility.

She joined Genimex as Finance Director in September 2017 and has been working diligently on managing the company’s finance resources and drive group performance with in-depth financial statements and analysis.

Shanghai, China

Ling Jiang


Finance Director

She joined Genimex as Finance Director in September 2017 and has been working diligently on managing the company’s finance resources and drive group performance with in-depth financial statements and analysis.

Shanghai, China

Felix has over two decades of quality control experience. He began his career at AMC/Target in 1994, and later transitioned his focus to hard goods before joining Genimex in 2007.

Felix manages an independent Quality Assurance and Quality Control team comprised of over 16 inspectors and staff members, overseeing and enforcing quality standards for all Genimex’s product manufacturing projects.

Shanghai, China

Felix Liang


Quality Control & Assurance Director

Felix Liang


Quality Control & Assurance Director

Felix has over two decades of quality control experience. He began his career at AMC/Target in 1994, and later transitioned his focus to hard goods before joining Genimex in 2007.

Felix manages an independent Quality Assurance and Quality Control team comprised of over 16 inspectors and staff members, overseeing and enforcing quality standards for all Genimex’s product manufacturing projects.

Shanghai, China

Maryanne Wang


HR & Administration Director

In start of her career, Maryanne started as an administrative assistant for an interior design company. Maryanne started working for SMEs and combining her passion for HR and administration.

She joined Genimex in July 2011 and continues to seek out challenges while relishing opportunities to find, build, and enhance good teams of quality people.

Shanghai, China

Maryanne Wang


HR & Administration DIRECTOR

In start of her career, Maryanne started as an administrative assistant for an interior design company. Maryanne started working for SMEs and combining her passion for HR and administration.

Shanghai, China

With a multicultural upbringing, Anna is fascinated with international business. In 2014, she moved to New York where she pursued positions in licensing, packaging development, and client management in the consumer products space.

Anna joined Genimex in 2018, combining her global business focus with a decade of expertise in marketing and business development.

New York, NY

Anna Pappas


International Marketing & Business Development Manager

Anna Pappas


International Marketing & Business Development Manager

With a multicultural upbringing, Anna is fascinated with international business. In 2014, she moved to New York where she pursued positions in licensing, packaging development, and client management in the consumer products space.

Anna joined Genimex in 2018, combining her global business focus with a decade of expertise in marketing and business development.

New York, NY

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