Francis’ 30-year professional career spanned many roles beginning as a civil servant in Singapore’s Ministry of Finance, Corporate Executive in the British conglomerate, Jardine Matheson Holdings and finally as an entrepreneur involved in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of industrial products in the South East Asian markets.
Following the financial crash of 2008, Francis became very disillusioned with the business way of life and relocated from his base in Singapore to the United Kingdom. He decided to spend his time looking after his 3 young children while his wife pursued a postgraduate education and career in healthcare management specialising in elderly care.
In 2013 after a 5-year break and when his children started school, Francis established San Damiano Corporation Ltd, trading as SD Care Agency which provides nursing and domiciliary care services in Surrey. SD Care Agency was founded on the Franciscan philosophy of health care which holds that the healing process combines both physical and spiritual dimensions and that all human beings are created in the image and likeness of God to be treated with compassion and dignity.
When visiting his clients Francis observed that many of them suffered from acute and chronic pain which adversely affected their quality of life. This inspired him to set up Omnia Lifestyle Limited to provide innovative, clinically proven therapies for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. The therapies were formulated such that clients could get either get these treatments in our facility conveniently located in the Guildford town centre as well as in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
As CEO (Chief Ethical Officer), Francis is primarily responsible for formulating and implementing the company’s ethos and business objectives. He is also responsible for the overall management and financial health of the company. He sets the strategic direction for the company’s growth and development and holds functional responsibility for risk management, marketing, corporate communications and business development.