For 25 years, Thomas has served in senior leadership positions in North Asia, South East Asia and Europe, for large multinational companies, including as Regional Managing Director - Asia for Rexam PLC. When he retired from corporate life, Thomas was President and Country Manager for ABB in the Philippines. He then embarked on a social entrepreneurship journey, serving on the boards of a number of foundations, before setting up Genashtim as a for-profit social enterprise. Thomas is one of UNESCAP's seven "Promoters" for the new Asia and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022. He has been invited as a speaker by ILO, OHCHR, World Blind Union, ICEVI, Asia Pacific Centre for Disability, The Nippon Foundation, and various universities including Sydney University, and Asian Institute of Management.
Since 1999, Thomas has been an active member of YPO/WPO, serving in many leadership positions, and was elected as Chairman for WPO in South East Asia for 2010-2012, during which time he was honoured with the Best of the Best Region award in WPO.
Thomas lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia and travels two-thirds of the time.
Likes: food and cooking, technology, people who care
Maszuin KamarudinExecutive Assistant
Masz joined Genashtim in 2018 as Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO. After working in industry for a few years after graduation, she became a full time lecturer in a university, and completed her MBA during that time. She has written case studies in managerial economics, management and leadership. She has experiences in primary and secondary research and has co-authored a book titled "Corporate Governance in Malaysia: Systems and Behaviour" with two prominent professors from Europe. Currently pursuing her PhD, which has something to do with Employee Engagement. Masz lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Likes: food and cooking, health and travels, equality
Raj SelvarajOperations Manager
As Operations Manager, Raj leads the Monitoring team and Quality Assurance team for our language programs EPiC Online and Mandarin eSpeak. He also heads our Content Development Department.
Raj has an engineering background and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been with Genashtim since 2011.
Likes: technology, home interior designing, collecting figurines & model toys
Villy VilanoClient Support Manager
Villy and his team ensures the best support and experience for our customers under our eCornell and language programs EPiC Online and Mandarin eSpeak.
His background is in Special Education, and he joined Genashtim in 2009, initially as an English Language coach. He helped set up our Quality Assurance Department, and was the Manager there, before his current role.
Likes: nature trip, diecast toy cars, fun time with the family
Gee, who joined Genashtim in 2014, manages the accounts for our companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia, with her small team of people. She also doubles up as Administration Manager. She is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Likes: baking, cross stitch, reading
Ryan AllegadoChief Technical Officer
As Chief Technical Officer, Ryan is not only responsible for IT development and support for the Company, but is also in-charge of work for our clients. This includes IT support, website development, Learning Management Systems, training, and more.
Ryan is based in Quezon City, the Philippines, and his team is scattered all over the world, providing 24/7 support and services to our clients. He has been with Genashtim since 2008.
Likes: technology, tactical gear collecting, movies
Mariecell FornisHuman Resources Manager
As Human Resources Manager, Mariecell has to recruit and look after both our permanent staff, as well as our freelance language coaches, who are scattered across more than a dozen countries in all the continents, except the Antarctica. She has been with Genashtim since 2010, and works from Davao City, the Philippines.
Likes: baking, nature and flowers, anything pink
Seth EbueBusiness Development Manager
Seth leads a small team to not only explore new businesses, but also to on-board new clients. Since joining the company in 2009, she had assumed a number of roles including coaching, operations, IT and client support management. Seth is based in Laguna, Philippines.
Likes: technology, food, comic books