About ATRI

The ASEAN Total Rewards Institute™, or ATRI, is a collaboration of leading human resources and total rewards practitioners to provide professionals the opportunity to be trained and certified in the field of compensation and benefits in the ASEAN regional context.*

ATRI was conceived in July 2014 when Federico R. Marquez, Jr. and Thomas A. Farmer agreed that a large number of Filipino HR professionals desired certification in compensation and benefits, but that the existing options were limited. They agreed to create a progressive, competency-based certification of world-class quality, industry validated and that was regionally contextualized and affordable, to address the specific needs of HR professionals in the Philippines as well as other ASEAN nations.

ATRI is owned by Freelance Total Rewards Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based total rewards management consulting and training firm, led by Thomas A. Farmer, CCP, SPHR, ACTA. The firm has advised dozens of clients in Southeast Asia and beyond, and was established in 2013. Tom is a former Principal with Mercer and a former Vice President, Compensation & Benefits for InterContinental Hotels Group. He has trained over 2,000 HR professionals and over 600 line managers on pay-related topics.

ATRI training and assessment services are offered through Human Resources Management and Business Solutions Inc., or HRMBSi, a management consulting and event services company registered in the Philippines. HRMBSi is the leading event and training provider in the Philippines for employers and HR professionals. Freddi Marquez is Chairman of HRMBSi and is formerly Senior Vice President, Human Resources for St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines.

ATRI courseware and assessments are validated by a distinguished Industry Panel consisting of six highly experienced and regarded total rewards practitioners and instructors in Southeast Asia:


* ATRI is not formally affiliated with the Association of Southeast Asia Nations, nor do we suggest any such affiliation. The use of “ASEAN’ in our name is strictly a reference to the geographic region we primarily serve.


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