About BSD

BSD gives people the command of technology to impact their world

BSD Code and Design Academy was founded by a group of professionals in Hong Kong who share a common belief of competency led learning. BSD brings affordable, accessible and applicable technology education to the forefront of core curricula, professional, institutional and popular, throughout Asia.


Qualified Instructors

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and industries, spanning advertising, publishing, design, F & B, retail, insurance, banking, and digital marketing

Making tech easy

We focus on making technology an enabler for youth, working professionals, entrepreneurs, corporations, and schools


We’re a global company with presence in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Philadelphia, with localised course offerings in each location



CEO & Co-Founder

Chris Geary

Experienced entrepreneur with 10 years experience. Started and developed 6 companies, Founding Curator of WEF Global Shaper Programme in HK

CTO & Co-Founder

Nickey Khemchandani

10 years experienced polyglot developer and digital marketer, heading up all things digital and tech in BSD

UX & Curriculum Director

Mo Qureshi

5 years experience in founding and building EdTech products and services. Works at the intersection of learning, design and technology.

Customer Relations

Ally Chiu

Experience in the education industry, deeply interested in coding and technology. Fan of sci-fi and superhero movies.

Marketing Manager

Xyra Sace

Aims to bring technology and gaming into education. Experienced in content creation, digital design and photography.


Gabo Tse

Former student of BSD, now full time web developer, passionate about developing her skills in tech and martial arts


Nomera Ajmal

Former Fashion designer for various brands in Europe, Middle East and Asia, since moved on to teaching digital media


Sam Elmi

3 years experience in working with refugees in multiple organisations. Compassionate about involving refugees in tech and transform their lives


Lead of Development Team

Neil McMillan

Highly experienced software engineer with a background in medical imaging, VFX crowd animation and video games.


Waris Rojmankong

An experienced software engineer who specialises in both front-end and back-end development, passionate to learn new technologies.

Marketing Executive

Panisa Witisawadpoosit

A natural at excellent customer service and an experienced events organiser who is committed to raising awareness of education through code & design.


Founder, North America

Ashley Govberg

Prominent Philadelphia-area business person and philanthropist with a passion for educational causes. Mother to two BSD Academy students.

Founder, North America

David Kaplan

Business and Technology Industry veteran with 20 years of experience leading digital marketing and technology teams. Proud father to 2 aspiring coders.

Academic Director - Youth Programmes

J P Sistenich

Former Private Wealth VP and English Teacher. Multi-lingual developer with experience in automation and operations.

General Manager

Gabrielle Iorio

Experience in marketing, branding, sales, events and visual design. Founded start up CMS company.

Lead Instructor

Mike Dixon

Enthusiastic developer with a designer’s sensibility. Master’s degree in Digital Media from Drexel University.


Brooke Shepherdson

Six years experience in Early Childhood Education. Loves working with children and how much they learn and grow.


Eric Martin

3D Artist, story teller and business owner. Teaches at Drexel University while producing an original animated series.

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