David Chitayat

Group CEO, Genimex I have experience leading companies in product concept design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management. I have a proven track record in developing and producing new products, holding more than 20 personal patents.

About this speaker

I am the Group Chief Executive Officer at Genimex since 2001. 

As CEO, I have been instrumental in transforming Genimex from a traditional trading company to the turnkey manufacturing organization it is today. With over 20+ years of experience in manufacturing and product design, I have grown my client base in over 20+ countries. 

With offices in Shanghai, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh, and NYC, Genimex has an experienced team of industrial designers, engineers, account management, and quality to help our global clients with their manufacturing. We have partnered with a network of world-class suppliers across multiple product categories, and manufacturing capabilities in China, Southeast Asia, and North America. Constantly, Genimex is incorporating a vision of creativity and innovation, and we have been able to create an agile, and competitive business model throughout the years. 

I am directly involved in the development and production of new products, many of which I hold personal patents on. Under my leadership, one of these products received the Red Dot Award for design.  

On a personal note, I am A New Zealand citizen but was born and raised in Taiwan, and I lived in the US for a number of years while studying as an undergrad. Later, I pursued my MBA in Hong Kong under the Kellogg program. I lived in Shanghai with my family for over a decade, where Genimex's HQ is based. 

I have a passion for endurance sports and was responsible for organizing a Shanghai 24-hour relay for charity which has been successfully running for the past 4 years. Since 2017, I serve as the Board Member of Surgeons of Hope and actively involved in fundraising.

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Mastering Manufacturing: Strategies for Success

22 February 2024, 07:00 PM
David Chitayat

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