Dean Jay Mathew

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABC Online Courses

Dean is former Chief Operating Officer (COO) at IndonesiaX, one of the first ever national education platforms that built their online courses powered by the Open edX® platform where he supported 200,000+ learners.

He has been working with the Open edX software since 2014 and spoke at the annual Open edX® Conference 2016 hosted by Stanford University and is one of most watched videos on the Open edX® YouTube channel. He is a self-taught computer programmer and speaks fluently in English, Spanish, Afrikaans (old Dutch) and Indonesian.


Isanka Wijerathne

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ABC Online Courses

Isanka has over 10 years of e-learning experience and is a well-known Open edX® developer and researcher.

He has extensive knowledge of full-stack including systems administration, computer security and server reliability, database management and cryptographic algorithms. Isanka has attended each and every Open edX Conference, including the partner conferences and the Open edX® hackathons.


Dr James Lee-Thorpe

Co-Founder and Advisor at ABC Online Courses

James was integral in the founding of our company in 2015.

He has always been passionate about education, and founded a successful tutoring company named “InTuition” while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town. He then attended Columbia University (New York) where he was awarded the APAM Simon Prize for the “most outstanding PhD dissertation” in mathematics. He went on to work for New York University as a postdoctoral associate at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, before joining Goldman Sachs as a Vice President for software. James is also a full-time employee at Google in Palo Alto, California.


Peter Cladingbowl

Senior Advisor at ABC Online Courses

In recent years Peter has helped lead the creation of a sustainable, lean and resilient internet infrastructure across Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

Peter specialises in network performance management and distributed computing. He builds character into our operations and improves all layers of our cloud infrastructure. His past experience includes every type of network from sub-sea to hosted IP telephony. Peter has helped oversee the installation and setup of some of Europe’s largest data centres. Among other notable positions, Peter was a VP at InterXion (NYSE) with budget over US$100 million and 550 staff.


Aloka Wimalarathne

Senior Product Manager at ABC Online Courses

Aloka has a degree in Information Systems from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. 

Aloka has extensive knowledge of product management and the Open edX® system. She is a passionate, value-driven product manager with experience leading teams to plan, build, launch Open edX® systems.


Nuanpunmorakot Wiphatsumrit

Open edX Cyber Security Consultant at ABC Online Courses

Nuanpunmorakot graduated cum laude and top of her class with a Masters degree in Business IT Management from the University of Greenwich in London, specialising in cyber security.

Prior to completing her Masters degree she completed her undergraduate degree in marketing from University of the West of England in Bristol.

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