About Anita Hummel

Anita Louise Hummel - Mondoro

One of my favorite things is to see how a design or product concept comes together to manufacture an amazing home decor and home furnishing product..

Anita Hummel

President - Mondoro

My Work Story

Every story starts at the beginning, so my story is no exception.  I was born into a family where my great grandfather, grandfather and Uncle all lived and worked in China for many years during their lifetime.  My Grandfather spent 40 years  of his life as head of Orientialia Division of the U.S. Library of Congress and my Uncle as a Assistant Secretary of State to Henry Kissinger during the years when China was opening to the west and then later as US Ambassador to China.  I have a mother who was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.   

Their stories, of living and working overseas,  have influenced my own as I have spent over 30 years living and working in Asia (China, Vietnam. Thailand and Hong Kong).   I have traveled and worked in almost all parts of the region.  

I was lucky enough start my career with a company that were the investors and agents for Reebok shoes, so I received an excellent manufacturing foundation in quality control, shipping, and product development.  The focus of my career since the very beginning has been on product development, quality control and manufacturing.  

 

Since 1997 I have owned and operated Mondoro Company Limited.  We have office in Hong Kong, China and Vietnam.  Our main focus is to create, develop and manufacture home decor and home furnishing products in China, Vietnam and other parts of Asia.    Wherever possible we try to work with small enterprises that are run and operated by women as we strive to work with a social conscience  by doing business while at the same time doing good. 

Anita Louise Hummel

Some Fun Facts About Anita

  • Graduated Brigham Young University in International Relations.
  • Has a MMLCBLA - Which is a lot of letters for Masters of Law, Chinese Business Law (Open University Hong Kong)
  • MSc - A Master of Strategic Planning from Edinburgh Business School (Scotland)
  • Co-author of "Starting and Operating a Business in Thailand." Published by McGraw- Hill Books - Singapore.
  • Guest speaker at various university and MBA programs including University of Las Vegas, BYU and SCUT (Guangzhou, China)
  • Can be seen most days riding about Hanoi on her Honda Scooter.
  • Founded Project Sprouts, a grass roots charity organization that helps impoverished schools and students in North Vietnam.
  • Spent one summer during college backpacking around Europe.
  • Spent other college summers either backpacking on her own all throughout China or teaching English in Taiwan.
  • Rode a camel and discovered riding a camel is not as comfortable as it looks in all the movies.
  • Lived and studied in Sundsvall, Sweden during my Senior year of High School.
  • Has studied Chinese, Vietnamese, and Swedish. Knows enough in each language to get around and get in trouble. .
  • An Artist who loves to paint funky pictures of dogs, cats and women of culture.
  • Loves to sail but is not very good at it but hopes to become a better sailor one day.
  • Spends many Saturday mornings cycling with friends around the countryside outside Hanoi.
  • Has cycled Ragbrai which is the annual bicycle ride through the USA State of Iowa, and discovered Iowa is not flat.
  • Cycled between the BYU's which was from BYU Provo, Utah to BYU Idaho and learned that was a crazy thing to do.
  • Does a morning fitness swim class, but is still not a very fast swimmer and has to use fins to keep up with the other swimmers.
  • Loves any kind of good BBC murder mystery.
  • Is a foodie who loves really good and interesting food.
  • Comes from a family of 6 girls.
  • Always up for a good adventure and a lot of fun.
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