About Genashtim: Our Founder
ABOUT THOMAS NG
Thomas Ng

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.


Thomas is listed as a Learning Solutionist with the Institute for Adult Learning in Singapore.

PANELS & BOARDS
Thomas Ng is on the board of many NGO’s etc.
ATRIEV
  • Established in 1994 by a group of blind computer enthusiasts, Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) is a not-for-profit organization that specializes on information and communications technology training programs for visually-impaired persons.
DigiBridge
  • Providing targeted vocational training for PWDs but only when jobs, providing a sustainable income, have already been identified. The PWDs are then trained and are expected to start work right after the training.
IDPP
  • Established in 1994 by a group of blind computer enthusiasts, Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) is a not-for-profit organization that specializes on information and communications technology training programs for visually-impaired persons.
Blind Future Leaders Dialogue
Inclusive Business Panel
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & INTERVIEWS
Thomas has been invited to speak at the following events:
Institute on Disability and Public Policy 2014 Annual Meeting
August 2014 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Experience Sharing Workshop on Disability Inclusive Business in Mekong Countries
March 2014 – Yangon, Myanmar
Thomas and fellow Genashtim Board of Advisors member Willie Tham were invited by The Nippon Foundation to facilitate the event in Yangon on March 20th-22nd, 2014. Genashtim’s HR Manager Mariecell Fornis was an invited speaker.
National Youth Entrepreneurship Weekend 2014
February 2014 – Selangor, Malaysia
Youth development event to empower young entrepreneurs.
Young Presidents Organization
May 2013 – Global Conference Call
Enabling the disabled.
UN OHCHR, HRC Discussion on Disability
Mar 2013 – Geneva
Panel on Work & Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Conference on Employment Rights for Persons with Disabilities
Feb 2013 – Vienna
Innovative Policies and Innovative Practices
Disability Inclusive Business Conference, Yangon, Myanmar
Jan 2013 – Yangon
ILO Business Disability and Network Conference
Jan 2013 – Singapore
TV program Expat Insights by Raju Mandyan Interview
Jan 2013 – Manila
World Blind Union/ICEVI General Assembly
Nov 2012 – Bangkok
Plenary session on Employment
Asia Regional Training & Devt. Organization, International Leadership Conference
Nov 2012 – Cebu
Being Borderless - The Virtual Organization
Launching of ESCAP-Sasakawa Disability Inclusive Business Award
Nov 2012 – Incheon
UNESCAP Intergovernmental Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2013-2022
Oct 2012 – Incheon
1st International Conference on Tertiary Language Education
Oct 2012 – Kuala Lumpur
Language - the Difference between Knowledge Acquisition and Application
Australia's radio 6EBA FM 95.3 "EthnicAbility" Program Interview
Apr 2012
AIESEC Universitas Indonesia, Social Entrepreneurship
Feb 2012 – Jakarta
How to Turn Difficulties into Opportunities
Young Presidents Organization Global Leadership Conference
Feb 2012 – Singapore
Real Leaders Interview
Asia Pacific Symposium
Dec 2011 – Sydney University
WHO World Report on Disability
Family Business Network International Summit
Oct 2011 – Singapore
Inside Look at Developing a Family Governance Structure
Asia Pacific CBR Convention
Nov 2010 – Kuala Lumpur
Inclusive Business
World Disability Day
Dec 2009 – Manila
The Right to Work of Persons with Disabilities