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Lim Eng Weng is a Director of Matrix Paradigm, an organisation that he started in October 2011, after 40 years of working life since 1971. His speciality is in Strategic Management, Organisational Transformation, Sales & Marketing development and Customer Relationship Management.
His last position is as Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia after 21 years of service. He displayed his leadership in the digital office solutions with his vision, passion and determination for expansion has helped Ricoh Malaysia achieve exemplary growth and strong market presence locally.
Lim first started his work life learning about operations and organisation management from 1971 till 1981. He learned every aspect of organisation operations working his way from rank and file. He has held roles in warehouse & logistics, storekeeping, forklift driver, shipping clerk besides many others.
Supriyo, an Alumni of University College London, has worked in Education, Recruitment and Education Technology, in Asia and Europe, for more than twenty years. A Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of Institute of Leadership and Management, Supriyo has taught and worked in several different countries, and is known as an insightful commentator and consummate networker in the Education and Training sector.
Supriyo worked for pioneering Indian Education companies like NIIT and Aptech, and pioneered Internet Training in India as an Entrepreneur, introducing Certified Webmaster and Macromedia training in the 1990s. He played a key role in expanding IT Education in India and other countries in South and South-East Asia, connecting learners from remote locations to education and career opportunities. Supriyo migrated to UK in 2004, where he worked in what was then Europe's largest e-Learning project inside the National Health Service (NHS) and led the building of an international language training and recruitment operation working as a franchisee of Linguaphone.
In his private time, Supriyo maintains a popular blog, which helps him to connect with Educators and students globally. He lives in London, UK.
After completing his ACCA (UK), Oma spent 30 years at IBM (1974–2004) in various management positions, in Finance and Software, including a 3 ½ year assignment at IBM’s Headquarters in Armonk New York. As part of IBM’s Software Group, Oma led the skill development strategies and initiatives WW, with special focus on India and China.
Oma was Vice President, Employer Relations, at Neumont University in Salt Lake City, USA for 4 years, with a focus on employer centered outcomes, in a project based learning model that included real world employer enterprise projects. Later, he served as Senior VP Employer Relations of INTI International University, Malaysia, member of the Laureate International University network.
He joined Knod in December 2015 as Director of Enterprise projects, to drive ‘real world experience’ as a critical outcome for Knod students. Oma works with employers and Knod leaders to integrate real world projects into Knod programs, or as he calls it ‘bringing industry into the classroom’.
Corey’s world is an oxymoron. He loves vintage home décor and is a technology junkie. Loves history and dreams of the future! If you ask him he will tell you he is a renaissance man. He does this mostly because it makes people pause and think.
Corey has his BA and MS from Canisius College. His 17-year career in higher education has been in housing, orientation, and most recently in enrollment management. In addition to his administrative roles, he has spent the past 5 years as adjunct faculty teaching business classes. He has worked for small private universities, large public universities, and community colleges.
Corey came to work for Knod in March 2015. He loves that Knod focuses student success from an employability lens. What is a college degree worth if you can’t find a worthwhile career when you are done?
He joined Knod in September 2014 and leads the global technology operations and instructional design for Knod. His goal is to combine his experiences as a student and teacher of PBL, and online learner experiences to construct a transformational world-class 21st-century education experience for the global future professional.
Joshua has had an interesting and diverse career spanning across the military, software engineering, medical, cyber security, entrepreneurship, and education. As an educator, he was an instructional designer and subject matter expert for several local education institutions while teaching IT and business courses at Neumont University.
As an entrepreneur, he shifted to developing and architecting cyber security solutions in digital forensics and electronic litigation support for worldwide corporations, law enforcement, government agencies, and law firms. As an author, he published “A Conceptual Modeling Language for the Conceptions and Misconceptions of Cybersecurity” to the academic journals. Joshua has also received an MS in Cybersecurity with a specialization in cyber operations from a center of excellence Utica College in New York.
Prior to joining Knod, she worked at Safaricom Limited in Nairobi, Kenya for close to 5 years in customer service and social media. Christine began her career in Kenya Airways in 2008, as a sales and marketing agent.
he is a volunteer at Kikwetu Youth Group, a self-help group empowering young people in the Kangemi slums. Her academic background includes Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management from Moi University and Master’s in Business Administration from University of Nairobi.
Christine loves traveling, cooking and social media.
Marketa works in the Employer Engagement section of Knod. She coordinates the employer onboarding process and collaborates on initiatives supporting learners’ journey to secure employability.
After completing BA at the University of Economics, Prague, Marketa moved to London to look for the right direction in her career. Previously employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers, latterly provided business development support to small companies in London. She holds a MA at the University of Westminster .
Spending years in a philharmonic choir she is a great believer in teamwork. As H. Ford said: "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress and working together is a success."
Geoffrey’s passion for teaching led him to his first classroom experience as a teacher at Oasis of Hope Secondary School in Kisumu immediately after graduating from high school.
From there, he joined Reach Out OVC, a community support project in Kisumu County and later the Jones and Ringroad Orphans Project as a project assistant. Through his work with the Non-Governmental Organizations, he gained experience in program administration and support coordination, with competencies in handling development projects, policies and procedures with focus on bottom up development strategies in community management and development, strategic planning and implementation.
He holds a diploma in Applied Technology (Emergency Medical Technician) and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Community Development from Kenyatta University where he also served as the Deputy Secretary General of the students union. He has been actively involved with the Talloires Network, an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
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