How We Started BSD

Founded in 2013 by Chris Geary and Nickey Khemchandani, BSD Education has come a long way from its beginnings in Hong Kong. 

Starting as a coding academy for students living locally in Hong Kong, we soon saw the gaps in education where too often educators struggle with how to bring ever-changing technology to their classrooms and schools confidently and with a in-depth curriculum. 

Ten years later and we have expanded our global presence across 24 countries and now work with nearly 7000 schools developing technology skills with 
an online learning environment, ready-made customizable curriculum, and professional development. 

We named our company with the ethos of building something different, BSD for short, in education. With this in mind, we now work closely with both students and teachers, with a collective aim to close the educational gaps between education, technology and future careers for the next generations.


meet our Global Team at BSD Education

Chris Geary

CEO / Co-Founder

23 year business operator and investor, advisor to World Economic Forum, education non-profit leader, school governor, foundation board member.

Nickey Khemchandani

CTO / Co-Founder

18 year digital veteran, consulted over 1,100 companies, 11 year expert in education technology, has taught over 5,000 students.

Charlotte Brearley


13 year education specialist,  Horobin prize winner (Uni. of Cambridge), policy advisor for UK Department of Education and experienced with start-ups.

Naveen Khugputh


19 years in institutional and venture finance, experienced with high growth global operations in emerging and developed markets.


Director of Education

An agile curriculum designer who strives for student and educator empowerment through the creation and delivery of clear and accessible resources.

Beth Darvell

Marketing Director

10 years of cross-industrial marketing experience working globally. Beth oversees all global marketing campaigns and strategy, lead gen, & web design.

James Cockshull

Lead Software Designer

James has over 10 years of full-stack web dev experience.This includes everything from frontend web apps to backend data processing servers. 

Theresa Lee

Head of Academy

Skilled in event planning, project management, and CRM, Theressa is currently focusing on empowering young people’s future career development

Allison Renda

Head of Partner Success

Allison has over a decade of experience in the classroom as a teaching assistant, an AIS  math teacher and most recently as digital literacy eduation.

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At BSD Education, our community includes entrepreneurs, educators, and technologists with a shared mission: to empower educators to use technology in the classroom. Are you passionate about EdTech?