About Us

Our mission

Altizen was founded with a mission to enhance the work day for everyone. We believe that when people are enabled to be active, they feel better, work better, and ultimately live better.

Our inspiration

The desk is the focal point of our work. It’s where ideas are born, decisions are made, and most of our day is spent. We sought to create a desk that would support us in our busy day, and serve the greater purpose of keeping us focused, motivated, and healthy.

Our Process

Ergonomics innovation is at the core of what we do. From the tilt of the shaft to the design of the sit-stand algorithm, every detail was crafted to optimise user comfort. We spent a year in research and development before building our first prototype, and another year of iterations and refinement, through rounds of testing and feedback, before Altizen was ready for the world.

Our people

Yuying Deng
Andrew Mcdonnell
Thomas Yang
Adnan Jalaludin
Siddartha Butalia

Yuying Deng

CEO

Yuying leads product development, business development, and marketing, and watches over Altizen’s roadmap. As a former Vice President of Business Development in the healthcare industry, she built Southeast Asia’s first healthcare e-commerce and services booking portal. Yuying has an LLB from King’s College London and an MBA from INSEAD.

Andrew Mcdonnell

COO AND CFO

Andrew oversees all of Altizen’s sales, operations and finance. He draws on his extensive experience in project management, financial modeling and sale of complex products at UBS AG and Russell Investments to guide Altizen towards its strategic goals. Andrew has a PPE degree from University of York and an MBA from INSEAD.

Thomas Yang

Senior Hardware/Firmware Engineer

As Altizen’s senior hardware and firmware engineer, Thomas is responsible for creating a robust product and bringing it to the world. He has 20 years’ in-depth experience in hardware design and firmware coding.

Adnan Jalaludin

Hardware Engineer

A hardware engineer with 18 years of experience, Adnan uses his extensive experience to design reliable hardware for Altizen.

Siddartha Butalia

Industrial Designer

An industrial designer specialising in creating ergonomic healthcare products, Sid believes in focusing on user needs and behaviour. He holds a B.S.c in Mechanical Engineering and Integrated Product Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Yuying Deng Andrew Mcdonnell Thomas Yang Adnan Jalaludin Siddartha Butalia

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