About Sourcing Dude

Meet the team behind our sourcing company

Our Story

The roots of our sourcing company can be traced all the way back to 1957, the very same year when the renowned Canton Fair was first established.


Our founder’s grandfather, Mr. Ying, the original “Sourcing Dude,” started his own Chinese tea trading company in a town near the border of mainland China in Northern Hong Kong.


Britain’s colonial influence in Hong Kong ensured Mr. Ying was a well dressed “dude” even when travelling to the remote countryside in China in search of premium quality tea.


He set up a team of tea sourcing agents that went to different plantation bases like Puer in Yunnan province to purchase the very best tea leaves that China had to offer. His love for tea and trade helped his business expand to a point where he was selling tea globally to over 30 countries.


Sadly, his tea trading company came to an end in 1982 when he passed away. But, his legend lives on in our founder. Born after his grandfather’s passing, Arsene listened in awe to the legendary business stories his dad told him and imagined how great Mr. Ying was from his old photos.


His always impeccably well dressed grandfather inspired our founder to want to become an international businessman. Ever since attending university in 2009, Arsene has been fulfilling his lifelong dream of assisting foreign businesses to source and make products from Chinese manufacturers.


Arsene has become a “Sourcing Dude” just like his grandfather and built a sourcing company with a team of Chinese sourcing agents dedicated to helping foreign importers from all over the world.

Core Team

Paris Zheng

Paris Zheng

Head of Sourcing & Logistics

Paris is a veteran in China sourcing and his footprints span across the whole landmass of mainland China. The close relationships he has built with manufacturers and careful attention to detail has helped thousands of importers realize their sourcing goals.

Anakin Tam

Anakin Tam

Head of Sales & Marketing

Originally from Hong Kong, Anakin’s business experience in both Chinese & Western firms makes him an ideal leader of international trade. His communication, consulting and diplomatic skills are great assets in the industry where our customers are king.

Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu

Head of Quality Inspection

Importing risks are carefully mitigated with the quality control experience of Jack. After spending many years working in quality assurance agencies, he now practises his beliefs of Total Quality Management working with Sourcing Dude with precision.

Our Vision and Mission

Sourcing Dude Believes Free Trade Is Always The Best Way To Boost The Global Economy

We Embrace Fair Trade And Say NO To Unethical Production Practices

We Are GLOCAL, Providing Local Market Insights With Global Perspectives

We Build International Sourcing Operations To Offer Our Customers The Best Product Solutions

We Aim To Establish Long-Term Business Relationships And Believe That The Customer Is KING

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