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

Co-founder and Director

Naveen Khugputh

An experienced private equity Investment Director, Naveen has in-depth experience in high growth global operations in both emerging and developed markets.

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

Curriculum Manager

Eva Yeung

Educator who specialises in professional development implementation of digital and 21st-century educational strategies

Marketing Manager

Xyra Sace

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

Community Manager

Cheriese Chan

Previously worked in Hospitality and Private Equity sectors. Not just a dog lover but also a passionate volunteer in philanthropic projects

Finance Manager

Jenny Kam

Experienced in business support role for corporates. A proud mother of a lovely son, and a huge fan of online shopping!


Sam Elmi

Experienced in working with refugees at multiple organisations. Passionate about involving refugees in tech to transform their lives


Nomera Ajmal

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


Danny Shek

Previously worked at an ESF School. Also a digital design and film editing enthusiast interested in teaching advancements in technology


Gabo Tse

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


Karan Vaswani

A computer science engineer, passionate about making people feel more comfortable using technology. Also, a huge cricket fan


Director of Software Development

Neil McMillan

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


Worathep Kamsang

Experienced developer specialising in full-stack applications, passionate about creating the ultimate web teaching resource. Previously worked at DST and aCommerce.

Office Manager

Panisa Witisawadpoosit

An excellent customer service and an expert events organiser committed to raising awareness through code & design.

Front End Developer

Ivan Sumlikin

A front-end developer that makes the things sit in the right places.


Web Developer

Pongsit Kittisoranun

Recently graduated web developer. Experienced in front-end web development, eager to learn new things.

Lead DevOps Engineer

Sombat Wongsrisupphakul

A cloud computing specialist expert in infrastructure, network, software quality and in software development.

Web Developer

Thanarat Jaroenying

Experienced SAP software and software engineer, passionate about technology and diving

Web Developer

Warid Phetprasit

Software Engineer that’s eager to apply Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the real world.


General Manager

Gabrielle Iorio

Highly experienced in marketing, branding, sales, events and visual digital design. Founder of the start up known as CMS company.

Lead Instructor

Mike Dixon

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

Lead Instructor

J P Sistenich

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