The Chihade International Team

Chihade International’s employees care about their work and are the reason behind our reputation for excellence. We treat our team like family, resulting in:

• Dedication
• Know-how and expertise
• Focus on details
• Years of experience
• Low turn over
• Understanding of the urgency of the supply chain

Tawfig Chihade

CEO of Chihade International, 1979

Tawfig founded Chihade International because of his desire to fill a demand for US Food products overseas He graduated school from the University of Eastern Kentucky with a business degree, and worked internationally for RJ Reynolds in Beirut before moving to Milles Laboratory (currently Bayer company) as a sales representative and later became Regional Manager in New York, before assuming various executive positions in the sales department.

After a regional management position with Hunt’s and Wesson for the Middle East in North Africa, Tawfig utilized his extensive knowledge of food export to found Chihade International, Inc., with his wife Anne in 1979.

John Chihade

President of Chihade International

John has known some of Chihade International’s customers since childhood and has been an integral part of the company’s growth. With a deep knowledge of Proteins, Foodservice, and Retail export, he is an expert in global supply chain management. He graduated from UGA with a finance degree and has traveled extensively in over 60 markets. John lives in Atlanta with his two children and lovely wife.


Sandra Luong

Director of Export & Customer Service 2004

Sandra is a valuable member of the team and ensures the entire export process is seamless and easy for our customers. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Sandra lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and 2 sons.


Christian Winters

Operations Manager 2010

An essential member of the team, Christian’s responsibilities include overseeing all operations, insurance negotiations and equipment procurement. He received a BBA in Small Business Management from Georgia Southern University in 1999. Christian lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and 2 daughters.


Kelly Wolf

Office & Human Resources
Manager, 2010

Kelly facilitates the smooth operation of our business, including employee relations, HR compliance, and marketing. She lives in Dacula, Georgia with her husband.


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