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
With an MSc (Merit) from the London School of Economics, and a BSc (Honours) from University of Warwick, Tripta started her career with McKinsey & Company in London.
Upon her return to Singapore, she was hired as Head of Content Development at with Knowledge Platform, an education technology company with a presence in over 20 countries.
Tripta has diverse facilitation, training and business experience in Asia. This includes the design, development and implementation of a corporate training program which was rolled out to 3,000+ staff of the CAS Group in Indonesia and spearheading the design production of an innovative blended-learning solution to improve English language comprehension in China. This was rolled out to 200+ schools within a year of launching.
Tripta founded Learnosophy in 2017. Learnosophy is an education and training business which uses a technology-driven approach to develop the skills, creativity and innovation of learners, with an emphasis on changing learner needs in a rapidly changing world. Till date, Learnosophy has impacted 6,000+ university students and young professionals through interactive online training programs.
Since 2018, Tripta has been associated with Genashtim as a Trainer for our programs with the Singapore Business Federation, and as a Project Manager for our eLearning projects.
Likes: inventing recipes, travelling, getting lost in books, problem-solving
Raj SelvarajLanguage Manager/Process 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 AllegadoProduction Manager
From being Chief Technical Officer for many years, on February of 2019, he has been assigned to manage the Production Department which includes the Web Development and Learning Management Development teams.
Ryan is based in Quezon City, the Philippines, and his team is scattered all over the world, providing 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