Meet The Team
Ashna Bharath Pillai - Director
Ashna is a qualified Chartered Accountant with vast knowledge in the field of business advisory, tax & regulatory, statutory audit and business setup services. She has significant expertise advising clients in healthcare, manufacturing, media & entertainment and technology sectors. She has a deep passion for teaching and it is rooted in the belief that she can inculcate knowledge & skills and have a positive impact on students. Prior to joining Finprov team, Ashna worked as a manager in a leading Chartered Accountant firm in Kerala. When she is not working, Ashna loves reading, listening to audio books and walking.
Preetha P. K.- General Manager - Operations
Preetha has an overall experience of seven years in the field of operations, business administration, and teaching. She is an engineering graduate by education and she has undergone training in Counseling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Life Skills, Soft Skills Training, and Career Counseling. She is a proven speaker, motivator, and has done various life skills and soft skills training programs for students and employees all around Kerala. She is a writer, photographer, actor, and director by passion. She is currently serving as the General Manager – Operations at Finprov Learnings Pvt. Ltd.
Philip Luke, Director - Business Development
Mr.Philip Luke is a highly skilled and results-oriented professional with an academic holding in MBA Finance and extensive experience of over 25 years in Finance and account. He has a proven ability to assess and manage complex obstacles; viewed as a strong troubleshooter. He is successful in intense and demanding environments, heading Corporate & unit-level financial planning, accounts, audit, providing decisive team leadership and structure with a track record of exceptional relationship management and business development. His core expertise is in Accounts, Fund Management/Budgetary control, GST, Liaison & commercial operation. He has worked with Luxor International Pvt.Ltd., Oriental Electrical & Engineering Co.Ltd. and Continental Construction Ltd
Alex Wijnen - Strategic Advisor
Alex is a Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Dutch Institute of Registered Accountants. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in Finance & Accounting. During his career, he has held various prestigious positions such as Partner at Deloitte & Senior Partner at EY Amsterdam. His expertise lies in cross border restructuring and tax aligned operating model improvements for MNCs, aligning business and tax. Key focus regions during his tenure were EMEIA, Brazil, India, Singapore and Greater China where understanding country & business culture is key.
Anand Kumar, Director-Strategy
Anand is a Chartered Accountant with more than 14 years of professional experience in public accounting. During this time, he has worked at one of the big 4 accounting firms and led cross-functional teams across geographies on various outsourcing and management consulting projects. He was based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Hong Kong for a major part of his tenure with the Big 4 accounting firm. Anand is a frequent speaker at several conferences on finance topics. He has been invited by various business organizations to share his inputs on startup finance and advisory. He is also a column writer on finance and accounts for many leading magazines. He has tremendous passion for training & encouraging his colleagues & students to reach their best self. Anand is also a certified information systems auditor. Anand holds certifications in IFRS (ACCA, UK) and in SAP Financial Accounting (SAP AG, Germany).
John J Placheril, Director- Academics
John has an overall 23 years of experience in various Accounting and related activities. Also, he has sound knowledge of Direct and Indirect Taxes, various labour laws, Supply Chain Management, and is proficient in teaching and tutoring. He possesses very good leadership and people handling skills, excellent problem solving, analytical and logical thinking abilities.
S R Nair- Advisor
SR Nair is an entrepreneur, author, professor, and mentor. Having chaired several professional and non-governmental organizations in Kerala, he is well known in the business, social, academic and professional circles in the state of Kerala. SR Nair is a visiting faculty of Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK). He is a well-known career counselor, who frequently lectures in a number of Schools and colleges mentoring students and providing career guidance. SR Nair is a sought after public speaker, thought leader and judge of management events. He is a part of the Academic Council of many Business Schools. SR Nair also writes columns in many leading dailies & periodicals on Management, Technology & Life in General. He had published several papers on management in leading journals.
Remesh Naick- Trainer
Remesh Naick is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of diverse experience, which is spread over from industry to conventional practice in the area of taxation, advisory, audit and compliance services. He has been associated with corporate clients as well as worked with accounting firms. He is well versed in statutory compliance and handling tax litigation for indirect tax matters. Along with handling the responsibilities of a practicing Chartered accountant, he has been teaching and tutoring students on various subjects like indirect taxes, auditing, etc and sharing his passion for finance and accounting. He believes that the most important piece of any learning is to experience it first hand and to continuously improve the process.
Anu Jose – Subject Trainer
Anu Jose is a Chartered Accountant with more than 12 years of experience in public accounting and consulting. Anu is also IFRS certified from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She was part of International Tax Services and Supply Chain Management for 6 years in one of the Big 4 accounting firms. She is an expert in Capital Gains Tax planning. At Finprov, she proudly takes on the role of Income Tax Faculty and makes sure each and every student understands the concepts in a simple, interesting and fun-filled manner.
Deepalekshmi - Subject Trainer
Deepa is a Chartered Accountant with more than 9 years experience in the field. She has obtained Certification in IFRS (ICAI) and Certification in Information System Audit (DISA, ICAI). She was a team member in Valuation & Business Modelling team with one of the Big 4 Accounting firms and has experience working with various clients in the Middle East, assisting them in financial model builds, reviews and valuation engagements. She has also worked with Infosys Limited in their Business Finance division, assisting them with budgeting, financial planning, and analysis. At Finprov, she handles all training sessions related to MS Excel, MIS, budgeting, project planning etc.
Arun Chacko - Subject Trainer
Arun is a Chartered Accountant with expertise in business laws. A major part of his experience is in the fields of statutory audits, bank concurrent and statutory audits, tax administration and company law matters. Arun has a deep passion for teaching students, conducting workshops & seminars and finds immense pleasure in sharing his knowledge and expertise. At Finprov, he takes on the responsibility of training students in statutory law and its practical implications.
Sethuleksmy - Accounts Faculty
A Qualified Assistant professor with adequate experience in teaching. She has a deep passion for teaching. Apart from teaching, she has ample experience in working with Tax consultancy and Cost Management Firms.
Roshly Roy - Accounts Faculty
Roshly Roy is a qualified SAP FICO Trainer with more than 4 years of teaching experience. She has trained many students and professionals and help them reach their career goals. Apart from teaching experience, she has worked in a reputed organization as an Accountant for two years. She also educates students on the most popular accounting softwares Tally and QuickBooks. Her passion for teaching helps to foster knowledge and skills in each and every student.