RBS Faculty

Abhilash is an Agricultural Engineer with Post Graduation in Agri-Business Management from IIM Ahmadabad. He brings along his more than 10 years experience of Managing and leading corporate as well as Not-for-Profit entities to his teaching at Rajagiri. He worked in corporate sector with Spencers Retail as Head of Merchandising for South India Region. Abhilash is also a First generation Entrepreneur who started Kirin Knowledge Consulting, a consulting organization catering to Indian Higher Education industry in creating a better knowledge delivery mechanism through better teaching curriculum. He has been involved in the Academic improvement initiatives of 2 premier educational institutions in Pune (MIT-School of Telecom Management & SCMLD). In the year 2012 he exited Kirin at 10X returns. He has also held Consultant role in designing affordable housing program strategy for Ashoka – Housing For All Initiative. He also has served the education sector as visiting faculty at prestigious institutions like Symbiosis, & FLAME.


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His industry experience spans over nine years, which includes a three year stint in Kenya and his teaching experience runs into twelve years. Micro Economics and Development Economics are his forte. He has done International Programme on Development of Management Perspectives at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and Faculty Development Program (FDP) in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctoral studies in Mahatma Gandhi University.


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Abraham is teaching in the finance domain in the areas of accounting and finance. He completed his EPGP from IIM Kozhikode in 2015. He spent from 2003 to 2012 controlling finances of two Federal Government funded colleges at Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. He also taught finance to Emirati students during this time. During this period he studied in General Management with IIM Ahmadabad and also did a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (DipIFR) with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of England. Prior to this he worked with bunkering major Bominflot of Germany as Manager (Finance and Accounts) and with auditing big 4 Deloitte as an Acting Senior Auditor. He started his career as a Finance Manager with Innovative Marine Foods, Kochi. He was certified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 after completion of his course with Institute of Charted Accountants of India. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Calicut. His current interests are in the areas of Commercial Banking, Project Finance, International Finance, Managing Family Business and Performance Measurement.

 


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Ajay Lunawat qualified as a Chartered Accountant with 47th All India Rank in May 2006. Post qualification, he did Diploma in Information System Audit and Certification Course in IFRS from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He is also a SAP-FI Certified Associate. He graduated in Commerce as 4th University topper from Sant Gadge Baba University (formerly known as Amravati University, Maharashtra) He has more than 8 years of industrial experience in consultancy and training. He has worked in the finance department of Axis Bank (Corporate Office, Mumbai) and Nestle India Limited (Corporate Office, Gurgaon). As a trainer, he has undertaken the General Management and Communication Skills, Orientation and Campus placement programs for Chartered Accountancy students at various branches of ICAI like Gurgaon, Nasik, Amravati, Raipur, Bhilai and Ernakulam. He has also contributed e-lectures on Accountancy for all stages of Chartered Accountancy Course and reviewed the study material of Financial Reporting – CA Final at the Board of Studies, ICAI, New Delhi. He has also been a visiting faculty at various B Schools of Chhattisgarh and worked as a career counsellor for various schools of the region. His research, teaching and training focuses majorly on development and up gradation of skills of new professionals to take up the real world challenges.


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AjithSundaram has nearly 9 years of experience which includes over 6 years in General Administration, Classroom Management, Curriculum Development, Teaching and Student Management and 3 years in industry where he was involved in recruitment and implementation of information system. AjithSundaram has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, MBA in HR from Madras University, MS in Management of Information Technology from University of Nottingham and PhD in HR from JJT University Rajasthan. He is currently pursuing his second PhD from Anna University Chennai in Information Systems. His research area includes business analytics, social media analytics, HR analytics and web analytics. His teaching interest includes Management Information System, E-Business, HRIS and Computer applications in business. He has published several research articles in national and international journals. Prior to joining Rajagiri Business School, he was working at SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin.


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Trainer and consultant with 10 years of Industry experience donning various roles such as manager, consultant, trainer and teacher. After completing his MBA from Western Michigan University he went on to work with IT companies in the Virginia in the contract staffing and IT project outsourcing arena. He helped set up and manage a dedicated offshore center for a US based IT company at Hyderabad. He later moved on to work as an independent consultant for IT companies in sourcing talent as well as in training. Following his passion for training and development he moved into corporate training and worked as a full time trainer in Mumbai. Alan is with Rajagiri since September 2012.


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Studied Journalism at Christ University erstwhile Christ College, Bangalore and joined Deccan Herald Newspaper, Bangalore as a Trainee Journalist. His interest in the discipline ‘Education’ motivated him to pursue a full time research based Master of Education course from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu. Subsequently he joined Christ University as Asst. Professor in the Department of Media Studies. While being a member of the teaching faculty, he also functioned as the Public Relations Officer of the University.
As a journalist he has interviewed former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, widow of Kargil martyr Commandant Vinod Sharma, former Karnataka DGPs Achuta Rao and Shankar Bidari, renowned cricketer Anil Kumble and former national hockey player Vece Paes (father of Leander Paes) among others.
As an academician he has conducted workshops for educational administrators, teachers and students. He was also involved in the Capacity Building Programme for teachers, an initiative of the CBSE in the Middle East.


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Angela joined Rajagiri Business School in 2014. Prior to Rajagiri, she was working with Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies, IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus). Angela has over 8 years of teaching experience in both India and abroad. She is a B.Tech in Information Technology from School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Angela completed her MBA at Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, where she was the merit topper.  Angela is currently pursuing her PhD in Information Systems from Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. Her research interests include social media and open source software. Her teaching interests include Management Information System, E-Business and Sustainable Development. She is UGC-NET qualified

Email Id:-  angela@rajagiri.edu


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Dr. Anusree M. R. completed her graduate studies in Mathematics (secured Third Rank) from University of Kerala. Subsequently she completed MSc (secured First Rank), M.Phil & PhD in Statistics from University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala. Dr. Anusree has been the recipient of prestigious fellowships such as, INSPIRE (Department of Science and Technology, Delhi) & KSCSTE fellowship (Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala). She won the Young Statistician Award of Kerala Statistical Association in 2012. She was also the recipient of Jacob Sundara Raja Best Paper Award from the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala in the year 2015.  She has published several research articles in international journals of repute (indexed in SCOPUS & ABDC), such as Statistics & Probability Letters, Statistics, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, South African Statistical Journal, Tourism Review, International Journal of Bank Marketing etc. She is also the co-author of the book “Business Research Methods: An Applied Orientation, published by Springer International, Switzerland. Prior to joining Rajagiri Business School, she worked as Assistant Professor at IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, Hyderabad, India.


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She is a first rank holder in her post graduation studies from Mahatma Gandhi University. She worked with Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, a Govt. of Kerala undertaking as Dist. Youth Programme Officer for 6 years before joining RCBS in 2009. Her areas of interest include Counseling, women empowerment, youth empowerment and family welfare.  She is the Academic Coordinator of Rajagiri Business School.

 

 


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Fr. Francis is an ordained priest and member of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation’s S.H Province, Kochi.  He is very active in youth animation, pastoral care and academic endeavours.  He has organized two national level Prolife Mini marathons in Bangalore and Vellore respectively.  As an effective orator, organizer, youth animator and creative administrator he commands lots of appreciation from various walks of life.  He has presented papers in various national and international level conferences.  He has undergone and undertaken many training programs extensively.  He is specialized in marketing and operations domains.


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He is a first rank holder in MCA from Ravenshaw (Autonomous) College, Cuttack, Orissa and has M.Phil in computer science from Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. He started his career in IT industry as analyst programmer with Yuko Systems and worked as a technical analyst with Transversal e Networks. He shifted to academics and joined Rajagiri in 2003. He is UGC-NET qualified in computer science and has completed a six month International Programme on Development of Management Perspectives from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has been a visiting international scholar at Vives University College, Kortrijk, Belgium.


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After completing a B.A. in Modern foreign languages and literatures at the University of Study of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, she earned a M.A. in Translation and Interpreting. Before moving to India she worked for several years as linguistic and cultural mediator, translator and interpreter, in the field of international business transactions.  

 

 


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saac is the Director, Consulting at RBS. Prior to his current role Isaac was the Leader – People Advisory (P&O) at the Global Talent Hub of Ernst & Young (EY) one of the big four consulting firms with offices in over 175 countries and global revenues in excess of US$ 30 billion. Isaac comes with over 25 years of experience in core HR and Consulting, having worked with multinational conglomerates and Big 4 consulting firms. 


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 Financial and international economics are his forte. He teaches management students Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Public Policy and Managerial Economics and Global Business Environment. He has interest in studying business environment of Korean firms that operate in India. He is dealing effectively with MS Excel for business and research works. He has worked in Oracle India as a finance analyst in for 5 years and 10 months.He has conducted certificate courses on MS excel for faculty members and PGDM students of Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies. He has been certified with beginners’ and intermediary level of SPSS. He has made presentations in various seminars. He has been working in Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies since June, 2014.


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Dr.Jessy Fenn has a mix of academic and industry experience. She qualified the UGC NET JRF and has a PhD, MA and BA in Psychology and has 4 yrs experience teaching Psychology and Management subjects. She also has over 9 yrs experience in the industry of which over 8yrs was in Bosch in Bangalore. She was in charge of the marketing  area of the company where apart from showcasing the company in events, she also designed and coordinated the company’s online global customer satisfaction survey. In a later role, she also spearheaded the Foundation (CSR wing) of Bosch in India for 4 years spreading its work to many locations across India. Jessy has entrepreneurial experience in the hospitality and agriculture product industry. . Agriculture and history are some of her other areas of interest and activity. She joined Rajagiri Business School in 2016
 


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Engineer from REC Trichy ( NIT Trichy) worked in HCL Infosys for 4 years then joined in National Informatics Centre as Systems Engineer. Worked in NIC as Sr Systems Engineer, Principal Systems Engineer, and Technical Director in NIC Thiruvanathapuram, New Delhi, Cochin and Kavarathi. Last posting was at Lakshadweep as State Informatics Officer and Technical Director in charge of NIC UT of Lakshadweep. Joined in Rajagiri Business School in 2009 January


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Jose is an MBA graduate from School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut. Having worked for 5 years in the industry, he has involved in Marketing and Service delivery of technology enterprises.  He brings in his experience of working with a startup, a midsize and a corporate into his classes. He has also done consulting and training for entrepreneurs in the TBI of NIT Calicut. He is UGC NET Qualified in Management and he has received certification in Business Skill Development (BSDP) from Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).


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Joshin John is an Assistant Professor at Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies. He holds a PhD in Operations Management (IIM Lucknow) and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum (University of Kerala). Prior to joining Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, he worked in Shipbuilding and Upstream Oil & Gas industries in various technical and managerial capacities. His research interests include Sustainable Businesses, Green Operations in Ship Recycling, Multi Criteria Decision Making, Ecological Modeling & Impact Assessment, System Dynamics etc.


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A Bachelor in Commerce from Kerala University, Dr.Jose is a quadruple post graduate with First Rank in M.Com from the University of Calicut and doctorate in Social Science from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has a teaching experience of over three decades. His areas of interest include Marketing, Human Resource Management, Student Counseling, Communication Skills and Accounting. Prior to his post in Rajagiri, he was the Head of the Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Management Studies at Vimla College, Thrissur (Nationally Accredited with Five Star Status). He is also an approved Ph. D guide for MG University, Bharathiar University, Christ University and Indira Gandhi National Open University in Commerce and Management and a Ph.D. Examiner for eight Universities. He was a member of various academic and professional bodies which include Board of Studies in Commerce of Madras University, Life Member of World Association for Psycho Social Rehabilitation. He is a resource person for various training institutions like Academic Staff College as well as industries for the Government of Kerala; Dr. Jose is the recipient of Dr.M.M.Ghani Award for the Best Teacher of Calicut University for the year 2006-07. He also served as Secretary of Commerce Association of Kerala.  He has been a Visiting International Scholar at Nazareth College Rochester,  Western Washington University, Columbus State University and the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA


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He earned his PhD in MIS from the Fogelman college of Business and Economics at University of Memphis, USA.  He has taught in the business school at Emporia State University, Kansas and in the computer science and management departments at the University of Memphis. His teaching interests include enterprise architecture, systems analysis and design, business database systems, programming, information security, and e-commmerce. His current research focuses on the software development process, Information Security, technology efficacy and sourcing. He has presented his research at the Americas conference for information systems (AMCIS) at San Franscisco and Detroit. His research on changes to control mechanisms due to introduction of agile in organizations has been accepted for publication at CAIS, a top tier journal in the IS field. Dr. Lakshman has over 15 years of corporate experience while at FedEx in their enterprise architecture design services division. He has been recognized for his contribution to the FedEx ecommerce architecture in support of their online shipping and tracking initiatives. He also has played important role in data center migrations and standardizing the pricing architecture across the operating companies in FedEx


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He has 32+ years of multi-functional corporate experience. Last assignment was as Vice President (Operations) with CAMS (A NSE group company) and was responsible for Middle office operations, Stock Broker Process, as well as centralised operations like Logistics, Purchase & Sourcing and Infrastructure and facilities management. He was associated with the first B2B auction portal (auctionindia.com) as Vice President. He was Vice President (Special Projects) with CSS Group and was a Director on Board of its Polish subsidiary CSS sp.zo.o Poland. He also worked with  TVS Electronics Ltd, Crompton Greaves and the Murugappa Group. He is also UGC NET qualified in management. 


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He is a recipient of Indian Exim Bank International Trade Research Award (ITRA) 1993 for the best PhD thesis which he submitted to the University of Glasgow, UK.  He completed his M.A. (Economics) from the University of Kerala (gold medallist) and M Phil from University of Glasgow (first rank). He has taught Macroeconomics and International Economics in FORE School of Management, New Delhi during 2011-13. Hehad been Senior Consultant (2007-2011) at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a premier economic policy think tank based in New Delhi.  He had worked in USAID-India State Fiscal Reform Project as Deputy Chief and Senior Adviser (2005-2007) and as Head of Research at ICICI Bank (1995-2002). He had been a member of the Indian Economic Service (IES) having stood first in the all-India IES examination held in 1974 and worked in Government of India, Ministry of Finance as Deputy Economic Adviser (1990-1995). He had also been a member of the Board of Directorsof Tolani Shipping Company Ltd.(Corporate Office: Mumbai) during 1995-2003 and of Aarvee Denims Limited (Corporate Office: Ahmedabad) during 1995-2000. He has several years of experience in policy research. He has authored five books and several articles in journals and newspapers, and also presented papers in many national and international conferences. His research/consultancy interests include open-economy macroeconomics, public debt management, financial sector, industry, regional development, retail and global governance.


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She is an engineer from the University of Kerala and has taken her MBA from the University of Kerala. She has been awarded PhD by the Cochin University of Science and Technology for her doctoral thesis titled “Service provider switching: A study on the switching process in retail banking”. She started her career with Kerala In dustrial Infrastructure Development Corporation. She has two years industry experience and she has taught management courses at the post graduate level for over ten years. Her areas of interest include Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques. She has been a visiting international scholar at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA and Nazareth College, Rochester, USA.


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Having completed Masters in telecommunications from University of Valencia , Spain recently , priorly worked for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei as Network Switching subsytem Engineer in BSNL kerala project, having around 3 years experience in similar networking environments and industry. Undergrad in B.E- Electronics and telecommunication Engg. from Anna university, Chennai.


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Dr  Rangarajan Gopalalkrishnan who has a masters and  PhD in English Language and Literature, has been active in the field of training students, professionals and teachers in Communication Skills especially soft skills.  He has developed Modules related to effective communication/motivation to achieve the intended outcome. He has been a part of the self enrichment programme for the first year B.Tech students of IIT Delhi, NIT Calicut and Surathkal and MBBS students of AIIMS Delhi, since 2009.He has been training college teachers as part of the FLAIR programme, Orientation Programmes at Academic Staff Colleges, University of Kerala and Calicut, MG Universities since 2010 besides conducting training programmes and workshops for school /college students and teachers for over 10 years.  Training and orientating mechanical engineers at the Marine engineering and training Institute, Cochin Shipyard since 2009 has been yet another activity.
 
He has all along been effectively using theatre skills to impart body language, voice modulation helping in the journey from ‘diffidence’ to ‘confidence’. He has over 33 years of teaching and training experience in Govt. Colleges, especially Maharajas’ College Ernakulam from where he retired as the Head of the Department.   This includes a 7 year stint in the College of Technology, Salalah, Oman and King Saud University, Riyadh. He has been a resource person for many regional, national and international seminars and conferences and he has a few publications and translations to his credit. In Rajagiri he teaches Business communication and Managerial Communication for PGDM, MHRM and MBA programmes.


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Dr. Ronny Thomas has a PhD in economics and M.Phil in Planning and development from IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Prior to joining Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, he has one and half years of teaching experience at the School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode. His research interests include international trade and FDI inter-linkage with econometric application and productivity analysis. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at University of Nottingham, Delhi School of Economics, IIM Bangalore and IIT Bombay and also published his research work. His teaching interests are managerial economics, micro economics, applied industrial organisation and applied econometrics.


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