Chinonso Okehie is a Nigerian-American who moved from her native home in Nigeria to the US at the age of 13. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in MD with a BA in Accounting and Management and went on to obtain her MBA in General Business Management. While she has built a successful career in investment banking, Chinonso has always had an affinity for exotic and authentic tea coupled with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of African tea farmers, many of whom are women with limited opportunities for attaining financial stability.
In 2017, Chinonso embarked on a trip to Kenya, one of the top tea producing countries. The experience and relationships she built with Kenyan tea farmers opened the gateway to launch Chixotic with a mission to provide premium authentic and exotic tea while supporting and empowering African farmers.