Management Team

The Management Team and Global Advisory Committee consist of industry and market specialists,
and will provide support to the Board of Directors.

Geoff Wanless

Geoff Wanless

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff has over 30 years experience leading technology companies, including taking emerging technologies to market. He has held several CEO, CTO and senior executive roles with multinationals including Philips, Bosch, and Sanmina-SCL Corporation. He has worked across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, commercialising emerging technologies.

Phillip Joe

Phillip Joe

Chief Commercial Officer

Phillip has over 27 years of experience in consulting, venture investments and investment management and has operational experience in Australasia, Asia and the US. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and in the funding, establishment and management of start-ups with disruptive products and services or niche markets. He is a co-founder of Tomizone.

Francis Simisim

Francis Simisim

Chief Product Officer

Francis is the co-founder of Social Light Inc. which is a technology-based solutions company that helps businesses become sustainable through value-added innovations. He co-founded WhenInManila.com, one of the top media websites in the Philippines. He founded Blogapalooza, a business to influencer marketing firm. He is also a partner at Original Pitch Venture Capital that invests in early stage companies.

Saurabh Madan

Saurabh Madan

Head of Sales

Saurabh is an experienced technology sales specialist with over 10 years of extensive exposure in sales teams, management roles, and software and hardware technology distribution. He has worked in various multinational companies such as Westcon Group, AVG Technologies, and Purple WiFi. He has an extreme passion with technology and business development which led him to the industries he worked for.

Franz Alfonso

Franz Alfonso

Co-Chief Technology Officer

Franz is an experienced entrepreneur, web engineer, project manager and digital marketer. He has experienced working in various information technology industries in web commerce, mobile platforms (VAS), business intelligence and digital marketing. He co-founded Ava.ph, the first venture backed e-commerce start-up in the Philippines. He also co-founded Glue.ph, a premiere development agency that built systems for startups to multinationals for the last ten (10) years.

Erwin Lee

Erwin Lee

Co-Chief Technology Officer

Erwin is an experienced software developer for over 10 years across different platform and languages. He is primarily focused on Software Architecture and writing enterprise software. He is a former software engineer in Accenture and in Microsoft. He also co-founded Glue.ph.

Global Advisory Committee

Jonathan Hannam

Jonathan Hannam

Advisor

Jonathan has over 20 years of retail and commercial real estate development, management and investment experience including working with owners and operators of shopping centres, office towers and mixed-use developments. Jonathan has held senior executive and investor roles at Mirvac, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Areim, ING Real Estate and Savills, working across Australasia, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce

Advisor

Simon is the Special Adviser to the Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority (EAA) of Abu Dhabi, a role he has occupied since 2013. Simon has been a principal adviser to the senior leadership of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi since 2005, contributing to many of the Emirate’s high profile policy, investment, commercial, sports, branding and marketing initiatives, including his seat on the Board of Manchester City Football Club upon its acquisition by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.

Shadi Mahassel

Shadi Mahassel

Advisor

Shadi brings a wealth of technology and product development experience at a global scale and expertise in IOT having lead the product development and partner programs for Skype as Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft working on company-wide connectivity solutions. In addition to his extensive experience, Shadi holds several patent filings covering areas in networking and geo-location.