Are you as obsessed about talent as we are?

Our management team is as passionate and committed to achieving that vision. Get to know them below and the expertise and experience they bring to ensure success for our customers.

Sharma 
- Founder and Group CEO

How did he get here?
Sharma’s time as a senior consultant in Sydney led him to realize that companies in Asia could benefit from incorporating data science into their processes. In 2009, he returned to Malaysia to do exactly that. A decade later, his vision became a passion – to create a bias-free workplace that gives anyone an equal chance to succeed.

What is he up to now?

He is the head cheerleader of an enthusiastic team, driving the company’s vision, mission, and purpose every day. At the same time, he is working on creating something new for the talent credentialing journey.

Things you can’t tell by looking
He collects sneakers (lots of them!). He spends his time ‘nerding’ out to talks by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and gets inspired through TED Talks and by reading multiple books at once.

Want to strike up a conversation?
Astrophysics is an excellent place to start (we’re not joking). But if you’re not scientifically inclined, try sports like football (he hates calling it soccer) and Formula 1.

Shobhit 
- Chief Commercial Officer

How did he get here?
Shobhit enjoys working with customers and internal teams to address unmet demands by challenging the status quo. He is passionate about connecting the dots around what customers need, building solutions and communicating them, and creating execution excellence across the organization. He has over two decades of experience in consulting and commercial roles as well as an MBA in International Business.

What is he up to now?
He is busy laying the foundation for Accendo’s future growth. He splits his time across customer satisfaction, product development, sales and marketing, as well as consulting.

Things you can’t tell by looking
He is a real foodie and loves trying out new cuisines. He also gets inspired by the journeys that people have taken to get to where they are.

Want to strike up a conversation?
We’re not sure if everyone is a fan of Tintin comics but Shobhit is. He is also a foodie at heart (as we’ve mentioned above) and is into human psychology – understanding why we do what we do.

Dhamiri 
- Head of Client Insights

How did he get here?
Dhamiri has always been involved in People Strategy and was previously a consultant with Hay Group and Korn Ferry.

What is he up to now?
He leads the engineering department and oversees the development teams and their projects. He also attends to the clients’ needs and draws up plans for the software development lifecycles so our customers will always have the best of our product benefits. Meanwhile, he designs strategies for future development projects based on Accendo’s objectives and resources.

Things you can’t tell by looking
Can you tell by looking that he really loves cooking? He does and enjoys cooking for friends and family or hosting barbecues on weekends. What you can’t tell by looking is that he is active in Muay Thai. Did you know he used to train in Muay Thai camps in Thailand in his youth?

Want to strike up a conversation?
Talk to him about movies, books, or science. Then you’ll have his attention.

Abdulrahman 
- Head of Engineering

How did he get here?
Abdulrahman holds extensive experience in software project management and has a deep understanding of his clients’ needs. He is a software engineering graduate with first-class honors from UNITEN, one of the top universities in Malaysia.

What is he up to now?
He leads the engineering department and oversees the development teams and their projects. He also attends to the clients’ needs and draws up plans for the software development lifecycles so our customers will always have the best of our product benefits. Meanwhile, he designs strategies for future development projects based on Accendo’s objectives and resources.

Things you can’t tell by looking?
He spends his free time watching action movies and TV series at home.

Want to strike up a conversation?
If you enjoy hiking, he’s someone you can jive with on that. Otherwise, it’s what every other Malaysian enjoys – food. But he enjoys playing video games and card games as well.

Wayne 
- Head of Professional Services

How did he get here?
Wayne wears many hats. He aspires to advance his career in the Digital HR industry. He began his journey in an HR generalist role in corporate (client-side) before joining a leading HR/Talent Tech product principal in the APAC region. He is also a project management practitioner and is passionate in design-thinking. He previously held managerial roles and co-led transformation and digitalization initiatives in various industries prior to joining Accendo. Hence, many hats.

What is he up to now?
He is currently occupied with the Operations Transformation journey at the company and is strategizing the adoption of innovative and sustainable delivery and support practices across teams within Accendo.

Things you can’t tell by looking
He is known as the aeronautical engineer who is “lost” in the Digital HR space. Instead of exploring the universe beyond Earth, he prefers to scuba dive and discover the wonders within the sea world, hoping that one day, he may find the Lost City of Atlantis. One day, but not today.

Want to strike up a conversation?
One cannot go wrong with topics on innovation and design thinking. If those are not your cup of tea, maybe you can talk about any Netflix series (no spoilers, please!). And preferably not topics that have been excessively discussed on social media or in your WhatsApp groups.

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