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.
Genashtim was set up in 2004 to bring world-leading eLearning programs to Asia. We have since developed our own online learning solutions, and embarked on other online support services.
We are very passionate about what we do because:
|We believe that technology and the internet will become increasingly ubiquitous in our lives and in society.|
|Doing things online minimizes commuting, consumption, depletion of natural resources, and emissions.|
|Online learning and services are more accessible to marginalized societies and also enables marginalized societies to be sustainably employed in its delivery.|