About Us

Our mission is to leverage technology and the internet to develop and connect marginalized communities to the global economy.

Genashtim was founded in 2008 with the purpose of providing sustainable, meaningful and gainful employment for the disadvantaged, especially for those from the less-developed economies. In creating a workplace which is inclusive and accessible especially for those with disabilities, we had to develop a 100% work-from-home model. This also led us to build a totally digitalized operation, focusing on eLearning.

It is providential that our challenges in trying to accommodate our diverse workforce have led us to become pioneers in remote work, digitalization and eLearning, which has in turn fueled exponential growth in our business during the COVID-19 years.

In March 2018, we had 70 employees, of which 90% were persons with disabilities from more than 10 countries around the world. At that point, we started hiring refugees, and other disadvantaged people like the HIV-infected, seniors, and women living under oppression.

As of January 2022, we have 150 employees spread all over 20 countries on 6 continents. More than half of them are persons with disabilities, with another 20 to 30% from other disadvantaged groups.

Our social innovation and social impact have been recognized with many international publications and awards – read more on these accolades in the news section of our website.

In 2015 Genashtim not only was certified a B Corp, but every year since, we have been listed as “Best-for-the-World” among B Corps.

Genashtim’s staff in the Philippines

Genashtim’s staff in Malaysia

Board of Advisors

We are very blessed and fortunate to have a sterling board of advisors,
who are passionate to help us purely because they believe in what we are doing.

Stella Wong

Dr. Bradley Elphinstone

Willie Tham

Dr. Daniel Tan

Guy Russo

Management Team

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Thomas Ng

Founder & CEO

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Oh Thean Khoon


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Andrea Chua

Human Resources

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Ryan Allegado

Chief Technical Officer

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Yap Kim Soon

Sales & Business Development

Andrew Manassee

Marketing & Corp. Communications

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Macleen Nabong

Learning Digitalisation

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Maszuin Kamarudin

Content Development & QA

Why the Name?

Genashtim (pronounced jen-ash-tim) is an acronym of the family members of our founder.
His wife’s name is Genevieve, daughter Ashley, and son Timothy

Genevieve, Ashley and Timothy

“When we first tried to register the company, we proposed a number of different names which describe our business. But they were all either rejected by the registrar of companies because they were too generic, or we could not register a domain which sounds anything like the names we selected. So I had to resign myself to the fact that we would have to come up with name which had nothing to do with our business. After an afternoon of doodling, I came up with Genashtim. Two years into the business, when we had eight employees, I gathered them in a room, and asked them to come up with a new name. I then left the room. A couple hours later, they emerged to say that they thought best to just keep the name.”


Thomas Ng