Roger James Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Roger James Hamilton has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since 2015. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneur Resorts Limited, a hospitality company and a subsidiary of Genius Group Ltd, since 2017, where he is responsible for the growth of the company’s resorts and beach clubs and led the company through its initial public offering in 2017. Mr. Hamilton is also founder and Chairman of Entrepreneurs Institute and GeniusU Ltd, which are both companies within Genius Group. Mr. Hamilton is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who mentors other entrepreneurs to grow their enterprises and find their flow. He holds a B.A. from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Marketing Officer and Director
Michelle Clarke has been our Chief Marketing Officer since 2017 and a Director since 2020. Ms. Clarke founded Talent Dynamics in Partnership with Roger James Hamilton in 2009. Talent Dynamics is an extension of Wealth Dynamics for large teams and corporates. It grew into over 20 countries with over 500 mentors, before integrating into Entrepreneurs Institute in 2015. Michelle is now the Chief Marketing Officer for GeniusU Ltd, where she mainly works with the top-level partners, to grow their businesses and communities on GeniusU.
Chief Technology Officer and Director
Suraj Naik has been our Chief Technology Officer since 2017 and Director since 2020. Prior to joining the group, Mr. Naik created an online event ticketing and registration platform, which he later sold to Idea Wave Labs. After successfully launching Wealth Dynamics and Millionaire Master Plan, where he was responsible for executing a 4-month campaign to ensure placement of The Millionaire Master Plan book on the bestsellers lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Suraj led the launch of GeniusU. Mr. Naik holds an MBA from James Cook University and a bachelor’s degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University.
Sandra Morrell was our Chief Operating Officer and Director from 2015. In 2020 she retired from the Chief Operating Officer position and became a non-executive Director. Ms. Morrell has over 30 years’ experience in management and general management positions in banking, commerce, training and hospitality. Previously, from 2017 to 2020, Ms. Morell was Chief Operating Officer of Entrepreneur Resorts Limited, a hospitality company and a subsidiary of Genius Group, overseeing a multi-million-dollar portfolio of companies and a global leadership team with offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, South Africa and England.
Patrick Grove has served as a Director since 2020. He is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Catcha Group, an internet media company, a role he has held since 2000. He has been listed by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneurs, by Business Week Asia as Top Entrepreneur under 40 and served as a judge of Talent Unleashed alongside Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak. He has listed four tech companies: Iproperty.com (IPP:ASX), Catcha Media (CHM:MAL), iCARAsia (ICQ:ASX) and iBuy Group (IBY: ASX). iProperty subsequently sold to a subsidiary of News Corp for A$751m and his latest company iFlix was recently acquired by Tencent. Mr. Grove holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney.
Nic Lim has served as a Director since 2018. Mr. Lim brings 20 years of experience in high-growth technology companies to the Board. He is the founder of 8capita and Executive Chairman and founder of 8common Limited, a company focused on productivity and performance enhancing software, which he founded in 2012 and which listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2014 (8CO:ASX). In 1999, he co-founded Catcha.com, an internet media company, which has evolved and led to three initial public offerings of technology companies: Iproperty.com (IPP:ASX), Catcha Media (CHM:MAL), iCARAsia (ICQ:ASX). Mr. Lim holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Sydney.
Anna Gong has served as a Director since 2018. Ms. Gong is the Chief Executive Officer of Perx Technologies, a role she has held since 2014. Perx Technologies is a leading digital customer loyalty company in South East Asia with investors including Golden Gate Ventures and Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin. She is a sought-after speaker and expert in AI technology enabling customer engagement and loyalty, and is the winner of the Singapore Women Entrepreneur Award 2017. Ms. Gong holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Richard J Berman
Richard J Berman joined Genius Group as a Director since January 2022 and also serves as Genius Group’s Audit Committee Chair. He holds a BSc and an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business of NYU and U.S. and foreign law degrees. His business career spans over 35 years in senior management, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He is a director of four public NASDAQ companies – Cryoport Inc., Comsovereign Holding Corp., BioVie Inc., and Context Therapeutics Inc., and over the last decade he has served on the board of five companies that have reached over one billion dollars in market cap. – Cryoport, Advaxis, EXIDE, Internet Commerce Corp., and Ontrak (Catasys). His early career began with Goldman Sachs and thereafter he became the Senior Vice President of the Bankers Trust Company, where he started the mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyout departments.
Tim Murphy joined Genius Group as a Director in September 2022. Mr Murphy also serves on the Western Union Board of Directors as Chair of the Compliance Committee, Chair of The Foundation Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Ferris State University, and as an Advisor to Glilot Capital. Mr Murphy is also the President and CEO of Consortium Networks, a Cyber Security and Networking company, where he leads the strategic direction, business operations and cybersecurity solution development and client services. Prior to Consortium Networks, Mr. Murphy was President of Thomson Reuters Special Services and a Special Agent and Executive in the FBI where he held a number of operational positions in a variety of field offices nationwide, investigating matters as diverse as counterterrorism, intelligence, cyber and organized crime. He eventually rose to become the Deputy Director of the FBI, a position he held until retiring in 2011. Mr Murphy holds a Honorary Doctorate of Public Service.