Founder, Genashtim, Singapore
Prior to starting-up Genashtim, Thomas had spent 25 years as a senior international executive, in roles like Regional MD, CEO, and Country Manager, with major multinational companies, in Europe, Asia, and Australia. As a YPO member since 1999, Thomas was elected SEA Regional Chair for YPO Gold 2010-2012, during which his region won Best of the Best. He is also a YPO Global Impact Honoree in 2016. Leveraging technology and the internet, Genashtim operates entirely on the cloud, providing online learning and support services globally. About 70% of its staff are people with different disabilities and another 25% are refugees, working from the comfort, safety and convenience of their homes across more than 10 countries. Clients of Genashtim include multinational companies like Microsoft, ABB, idsMed, BCIAsia, McDonalds, Herbalife, Linde, Jollibee, DHL and Holiday Inn, and institutions like the Ministries, of Education, HR, and Finance, and Taylor’s University in Malaysia, and the Singapore Business Federation, SSG, WSG, Singapore Tax Academy, and the Civil Service College in Singapore. For what it does, Genashtim has received recognition from many international organizations like UNESCAP, the ICEVI, The Nippon Foundation, The ESSL Foundation, and the Young Presidents Organization. Since being certified a BCorp in 2015, Genashtim has been selected “Best for the World” among BCorps for 3 consecutive years to 2018. In the inaugural Brands for Good in Singapore in 2018, Genashtim was declared champion for Diversity and Inclusivity.