Academic Panel

Our expert panel of teaching faculties consists of dynamic Academicians, Management Professionals and Industry Experts who are committed to shaping the students into Global Professionals.

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Teresa Jacobs

Executive Director - Learning

Teresa was associated with for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants  as Head of Quality Assurance  while also taking lead responsibility for driving company wide external Quality Assurance  recognition for CIMA, using the European Foundation for Quality  model. She then moved across to the delivery side of Higher Education  and discovered an additional passion – the contribution Quality Assurance  can bring to an acquisitive private sector Higher Education  provider. Teresa was the driving force behind a successful entry for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Milind Date

Director - Learning & Development

Qualification: M. Com, FCMA, CMA (US), Dip IFRS (ACCA, UK)

Milind is a renowned strategist, management expert and trainer having rich blend of industry experience of 25 years & 10 years in training. Exposure to MNCs in India & abroad at “CXO” levels. Apart from his expertise in Accounting & Finance, Cost Management, Strategic Management and ERP, Milind also have Exposure to a cross-section of industries such as Education, Manufacturing, Contracting, Pharma, Retail, Trade & Service. He is a renowned speaker at different forums and round tables. Address gatherings of leaders & professionals in various seminars, workshops and professional meetings for corporates & institutions in India and abroad.

Venugopal V Menon

Director - Growth Projects & Academic Relations

Qualification: M.Com, CMA, CAIIB

Overseeing the implementation of new projects at ISDC, Venugopal's responsibilities include monitoring Statutory and Legal Compliances concerning the Company Laws and other Regulations, Financial Control of major business domains and formulating Academic Strategies of ISDC.

With an experience of over three decades of managerial experience in the Banking, Industrial and Academic sectors with a generous exposure in various verticals of Commercial Banking, Credit Appraisal, Corporate Financing, Asset Management and Foreign Exchange Dealing is one of the masterminds behind strategising, devising and executing newer plans of expansion at ISDC.

Thomas Chakku

Program Head(UWS)

Qualification: ACCA/CMA INDIA/FCA

Expertise: Financial Reporting & Performance Management

Thomas Chakku is a dynamic Management Professional with 22+ years of experience in operational and financial levels. He is highly committed to building and leading talented teams, providing members with the training, guidance, resources, support, and motivation to surpass objectives within challenging business environments.

Santhosh M. John

Program Head

Qualification: MBA/B Sc Physics/UGC NET/Mentor- Oxford Brookes University

Expertise: BT, BLW and Strategic Business Leader of ACCA. E1, E2, E3 and Risk Management of CIMA

An experienced and seasoned faculty armoured with 20+ years of teaching expertise in ACCA, CIMA, and MBA programs, Santhosh M John brings with him excellent quality education, academic insights, organisational collaborations and exceptional administrative records. He has strong foothold in the areas of consulting, training and guidance.

Prabha Shankar

Head - Academics

Qualification: ACA, Dip IFRS(ACCA, UK)

With an experience of over 20+ years, Prabha is an Industry Expert in the fields of Cost Accounting, Banking, Audit, Business and Training. After being associated with Price Waterhouse Coopers and The World Bank, Prabha found her passion for teaching and training. Her expertise in CIMA and ACCA and her exceptional teaching methodology has helped many Chartered Accountants, Professionals and Students to achieve their dream of becoming a Global Industry Expert.

Binitha George

Program Coordinator

Qualification: M.Com Finance,SAP-FICO,PGDCA

Expertise: Taxation

With an experience of 15+ years in teaching and 2 years in the industry, Binitha George is an expert in Taxation who can drive her team forward and urge her students to succeed in academics and life.

Ann Binu

Senior Faculty

Qualification: M.Com\MBA Finance

Expertise: Management Accounting, Auditing & Law

Ann Binu is one of our qualified professionals with teaching and industry experience of over 10+ years. With expertise in the Human Resource domain, she has secured three Post Graduate Degrees in MBA, MCOM & PGDIBO in Management and Commerce from India’s leading institutes.

Leena Mathew

Senior Faculty

Qualification: MBA Finance\MA Psychology Pursuing

Expertise: FI, E1 (CIMA) & Strategic Business Leader

As an expert and postgraduate with dual specialisation: Marketing and Finance, Leena Mathew is an industry expert with experience of over 7+ years with leading Multinational companies and over 3+ years of teaching.

Lakshmi Nair

Senior Faculty

Qualification: CA,DISA

Expertise: Auditing & Reporting

With expertise and experience of over 17+ years in Nationalized, Private, New Generation banking and 15+ years in teaching, Lakshmi Nair specialises in helping our students comprehend Financial Reporting, Auditing and Management subjects for ACCA.

Deepak Agarwal

Senior Faculty

Qualification: M.Com, ACA, Dip IFRS (ACCA,UK)

Deepak is a dedicated Senior Faculty with an experience of over 20+ years in the domains of Auditing, Teaching and Training. Deepak was empanelled on the panel of faculty for ICAI and ICWAI and has conducted various training programs, including subject-specific training, Orientation Programmes, General Management and Communication Skills, and Information technology. His augmentation to learning, training and teaching methodologies has hand-held several students and professionals to global success.

Aravind Suryadev

Senior Faculty


Expertise: Financial Management & Performance Management

With an experience of 9+ years in teaching and 3+ years in the industry, Aravind Suryadev is an ACCA Qualified & CIMA Advanced Diploma Qualified Expert in Finance and Accounting who always looks out for challenges to solve.

Bini Bavu


Qualification: ACCA/CFA Level 1 QUALIFIED

Expertise: Management Accounting, Financial Management & Performance Management

Bini Bavu is a Chartered Accountant since 2018. Her professional level of expertise on various programme delivery methods and Financial and Performance Management topics comes from 1.5 years into teaching and 1 year in Audit and Taxation PFA & Co.