About Us

Kognisens has over 20 years experience in helping foreign businesses connect with their locally engaged teams, clients, officials and other shareholders on the ground in the countries across ASEAN and China that their business operates.

We are experts in communicating international concepts at a local level, and interpreting what is happening at a local level in a way that foreign management can understand regardless of what level of cultural exposure or experience that they have.

Our solutions get to the heart of the people that make your business function.

We Speak To The Heart

While English is the common language of ASEAN, when you need to speak to the heart of your local teams, nothing beats being able to communicate in the local language and understand the nuances and ‘meta meanings’ being communicated in any given interaction.  The national languages of each nation is a start.  Kognisens goes a step further and has a network that can communicate down to many of the local dialects depending which region your business in, which will allow you to speak to the heart of the people that make your business function. 

ภาษาไทย (Thai)

ພາສາລາວ (Lao)

ភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer)

မြန်မာဘာသာ (Burmese)

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)

Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
普通話 (Mandarin)
粵語 (Cantonese)
福建話 (Hokkien)
தமிழ் (Tamil)

Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
普通話 (Mandarin)
粵語 (Cantonese)
福建話 (Hokkien)
தமிழ் (Tamil)

Bahasa Melayu (Malay)

Our Clients

Business Health Check and Local Integration Solutions

Business Health Check

How do you find out what your local teams on the ground really think?  Do western-style questionnaires, surveys and ‘open door’ management styles really work in this part of the world?

The Kognisens Business Health Check uses a tried and trusted strategy that will allow your team to open up and communicate from the heart in a non-threatening and familiar environment and in their own language.   The result?  You get to – perhaps for the first time, hear what they really think, and identify your organisation’s strengths, as well as where you can improve.

Cross Cultural Alignment and Buy-In

When a foreign company comes to work in Asia, they are expected to respect the local culture – customs and traditions when operating their business in any given country.

It’s not all one way however.  Employees might often choose to work for a foreign company for certain benefits that they might receive as opposed to working for a local organisation.

Kognisens helps you meet common ground with your team, where not only they have a vehicle to communicate freely and openly with you in a safe environment, but also for you to communicate your business goals, requirements and compliance policies in a way that will gain acceptance and support at a local level so that everyone is aligned and work together to achieve your business goals.

Cultural Inductions and Social / Political / Business Briefings

Whether it’s a new team just moved to a country, or your management team back home – we have over 20 years of experience in providing engaging, informative cultural, political and business inductions to make sure that all of your team are up to speed with the market that you are operating.  This will help them avoid making common mistakes and make sure that you establish ‘face’ with your local teams, clients and stakeholders from day one.

E-Learning and Localised Training Development

Learning Must Go Both Ways

E-Learning is much more than just watching a series of information dumps via video and answering a few multiple choice questions. We specialise in taking existing face-to-face traditional training courses and rendering them as rich, interactive learning experiences for learners that will match or exceed the personal learning experience that they would receive in the classroom. Learning tracking technologies such as Experience API (XAPI / Tin-Can API) allow localised content to be design that tracks and adjusts to learners’ strengths and weaknesses in any language, and report back to you in your language. From Altered Reality (AR) to interactive Virtual Classrooms, we can develop a solution that suits your organisation’s training requirements and keep your teams engaged all year round.

Blended Learning Solutions

We know that sometimes, technology can’t fully replace the human ‘face-to-face’ element of an experienced trainer. We are experts in taking an existing training system from your organisation and building a hybrid ‘blended learning’ system that will allow you to scale out your training through delivering a portion of it through an online system, reducing the load on your actual trainers, allowing them to add even more value when they are live and face to face with your people whether it’s in an actual training room or in a virtual training environment.

Blended Learning Solutions

You have the expertise, but you need to turn it into a training programme that can measure outcomes. Kognisens can work with your experts to convert their years of experience into a functional training package complete with facilitator and participant manuals, graphics, E-Learning Modules and Evaluations.

Blended Learning Solutions

When companies set up in a new country, it is one thing to have an ‘English Only’ policy at work – but we have found that when you really want to develop functional skills and facilitate meaningful discussions during training, nothing is more effective than working in the participants’ mother tongue. Kognisens’ experienced trainers can master your organisation’s content and facilitate it either in tandem with your own trainers, or exclusively with Kognisens’ trainers and ensure that your message gets through and your team members develop the skills that you need them to that will allow you to realise your business goals. We have existing expertise in many industries that cover both soft and hard skills. Industries include: Hotels and Hospitality Oil and Gas / Construction OHS Sustainable Development Modern Trade / Retailing Finance Leadership Training Presentation Training Sales and Negotiation Training Schedule an appointment with a consultant to discuss your training requirements.

Intelligence and Local Business Solutions

Business Review, Feasibility and Setup Services

Is your business viable in the market that you plan to operate in?

Are you having difficulties communicating with the local stakeholders?

What do you need to do to succeed?

Our specialists will work with your team to ensure that you have everything in place to be able to function in the market that you have chosen, and where necessary, adjust your systems to work optimally within the local context.

Strategy, Due Diligence and Investigations

We have all the resources you need to ensure that you understand exactly who and what you are dealing with in the region.

We will guide you through financial, legal, social and PR issues and work out a strategy that will help you ensure success.

We know the people in your industry and know the people that you need to know to make things work.


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36/F, Tower Two, Times Square,

1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay,

Hong Kong


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