team is on hand to help you at all stages of your involvement
with us. We are able to answer questions about the various
programmes on offer, provide explanations and advice where
necessary and tuition for specific subject based course modules.
All student contact and the provision of specialist information
regarding programmes will be coordinated by Ashok or Thelma.
you have commenced a study programme, regular contact is available
through our mentor system where practicing professional managers
will provide support, advice and guidance to you regarding
the study material and study methods in the various programmes.
include a short profile of each, identifying their qualifications
and specific experience related to the subjects in the various
has been mentoring and tutoring mature students for many years.
He is a Chartered Accountant with international experience
and is also an MBA graduate with a double Major in Operational
Research and Computer Systems Management. His hands-on experience in finance, accounting, business analysis
and development of management information systems formed the
basis of his knowledge and skill in the implementation of
integrated reporting systems. Abraham is an accomplished
lecturer of management studies and is equally comfortable
with group presentations as he is mentoring on a one-to-one
has a Bachelors degree in Computer
Sciences from Brunel University UK (1974). He has held a senior
management position in real time reservations systems in the
airline industry and was chief operating officer of a large
computer company before starting his own consultancy business
. He has completed numerous consultancy projects for major
organisations in the Middle East and has taught, tutored and
counselled students at all levels in the IT disciplines. His
experience of real time systems and broad understanding of
their applications enables him to provide students with guidance
and understanding of complex theories contained in some programmes.
Ashok has real enthusiasm and interest in providing
student support systems for open learning and consequently
is able to encourage students to utilise technology to increase
their knowledge and qualifications.
has a First Class B.Com degree from Karachi University and
since qualifying has continued to study and work in the field
of Accountancy, being
admitted to the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants,
ACCA, as a Full Member in April 2000. He has worked at all
levels in major international companies covering a broad spectrum
of assignments within the field of finance. Asim is currently
a well qualified, practicing Accounts Manager who has extended
his managerial skills by teaching and training others studying
for professional qualifications.
this he is demonstrating his ability and willingness to impart
knowledge, and a desire to constantly update and extend his
holds a Postgraduate
Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
She is a practicing Marketing specialist with over 10 years
of international experience in the areas of Marketing &
Sales, Brand Management, Marketing Research & Consultancy
together with marketing and sales course design and delivery.
Throughout her career Chandan has contributed to projects
in market profiling, launch studies, demand estimation studies
and user & attitude studies to generate and maintain businesses.
Chandan has been teaching and tutoring
students in the field of Marketing since 1995.
is a Chartered Accountant currently working as Internal Auditor
for a prestigious group of companies operating franchises
in wholesale, retail, marketing and distribution. After qualifying
with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Dey achieved Membership
of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute
of Company Secretaries in 1997. In the latter he was awarded
a Gold Medal for the highest grade in Corporate Tax Management.
His understanding of financial and economic theories and his
knowledge of their practical application will enable him to
provide students with advice and guidance on how to assimilate
theories and concepts and apply them in their study.
has a Bachelors degree in Commerce
majoring in Advanced Accounting and Auditing and has been
a member of the Institute of Administrative Accountants of
London since 1985. His current job as regional manager for
a global financial organisation keeps him in contact with
all aspects of finance and accounting, both forecasting and
actual. Over the past 20 years, George has shared his
vast knowledge and practical work experience with many others
by tutoring through formal group classroom sessions, coaching
and personal counselling. His relaxed systematic style has
proved to be very successful when preparing students for Professional
Examinations and his genuine interest in the development of
their skills and knowledge is evident in recorded examination
holds an MBA specialising in Marketing from Central State
University USA (1987) and has been a member of the prestigious
Chartered Institute of Marketing UK since 1980. He has taught,
lectured, tutored and mentored university and college students
completing modules and certificate, diploma and degree level
study in the marketing field. His experience culminated in
mentoring MBA students in the UK and abroad.
He has an extensive knowledge of past and present marketing
theory and practice and this enables him to provide positive
guidance and encouragement to students studying on distance
learning programmes in the areas of general management, marketing,
consultancy skills and human resource management. As a mentor,
he was a local contact with responsibility for guiding students
through the study material, in addition to motivating and
encouraging them to complete units as scheduled.
holds both a BSc (Hon) and PhD in Mechanical Eng'g from the
University of Wales, UK and is a Fellow of number of Professional
Institutes, including the Institutes of Personnel Development
and Management Services. He has extensive work experience
within industrial and commercial environments in Europe and
the Middle East in the fields of hydrocarbon, aluminium, steel
and food processing. As a practicing senior executive manager
and consultant, Dr John has wide experience in formulating
and implementing corporate business strategies and development
plans including budgetary and profitability systems, joint
venture business analysis, project management, change management,
organisational design and development, industrial engineering,
management services and human resource management and development.
He has written and presented seminar papers in many of his
specialist areas and has tutored and mentored individuals
through their career development programmes. He is currently
writing a book on human resource management and development.
has sixteen years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive,
and academician after he earned his MBA with specialization
in Marketing. For seven of these years he has taught Marketing
Management to full time MBA students face to face and over
this span of time has advised numerous students with their
MBA dissertations. His experience as an entrepreneur and executive
in the area of Sales and Distribution Management helps him
in providing a practical front line perspective of marketing
to the students. He is also a life member of All India Management
Association and is pursuing his Ph.D in management. For some
time he has been supporting distance education students on
the Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Program.
Most recently Kapil has been heavily involved
in the support of students studying the UK Chartered Institute
of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) programmes by distance learning.
graduated from the University of London with a combined Degree
in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and at Masters
level specialized in Finance and Strategic Management. With
this combination of subjects, his 20 year career has focused
on Information Technology and Investment Banking operations
and processes across all major products. His knowledge of
retail, investment and private banking was gained within ‘blue
chip’ organizations and successful management of a range of
global projects. Through International assignments Kishore
has gained experience of business processes and management
principles in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East,
North America and the Far East.
Moona has a PhD (1997) and an MBA in Business Administration
from California USA. She has a Bachelors Degree in Tourism
and has completed post graduate studies in Mass Communication
and Economics. Her recent professional work experience at
senior management levels is in Finance and Banking and this
has enabled her to teach, guide and mentor students in the
complex theories and concepts of these subjects within MBA
quickly develops an excellent rapport with students and
enables her to achieve good results in the open learning field.
Mohamed obtained his Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova South Eastern
University USA in 1997 specialising in International Management.
His Bachelors Degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and
MBA in International Business together with extensive experience
as a marketing consultant within the service industry, engineering
and commerce provides an impressive basis for his teaching
and tutoring skills and enables him to help and guide students
in the application of theories to practical situations. He
is an active member of a number of Professional Associations
including the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK , through
which he maintains a current appreciation of business systems,
methods and dynamics. Mohamed
has mentored students studying by distance learning on MBA
programmes and his theoretical knowledge provides an excellent
basis from which to guide students on the applications of
these theories in business.
Philip read for his MA in Natural Sciences at Peterhouse,
Cambridge and gained his PhD in Engineering Systems from Queen
Mary, University of London in 1972. He is an active Member
of a number of British Professional Engineering Institutes
and is author of numerous publications in the field of engineering
control systems. His
international career in IT and systems control has spanned
process control, manufacturing, telecommunications, data handling
and protection, computing security and regulatory conformance,
IS management systems, re-engineering and improvement of business
processes, billing systems and business information warehousing.
He has worked in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Philip has extensive experience as a provider of higher
education through the counselling, tutoring and lecturing
of undergraduate and postgraduate students for the Open University
and other British distance learning programmes.
completing a B.Com at the University of Madras and commencing
his career in Finance, Raj
worked in a number of different countries whilst advancing
his professional standing. He is a Fellow Member of The
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
UK, the Chartered Association of
Certified Accountants, UK, the Institute of Chartered
Secretaries and Administrators, UK and
the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of India. He has been involved in the academic aspects of
accounting and finance for the past 15
years, mainly as a faculty member in
various institutes of management in India. He provides coaching
for CIMA/ACCA students and is an
examiner and paper setter for premier accounting
bodies. More than 40 articles have been written by Raj,
published in professional journals and
business newspapers, covering all aspects
of financial management, management accounting such as brand
valuation, activity-based costing, target
costing, project management and
economic value addition.
for papers published by Raj
graduated with a B.Com and is a Chartered Accountant with
hands-on experience of the preparation of accounts, budgets,
business plans, feasibility studies, management information
reports and internal audits as routine company control procedures
and has extensive knowledge of Oracle Financial Systems. Sajni
has developed customised computerized accounting system and
Management Information Systems and in parallel with her career
in finance, has worked as an instructor of Accounts and related
graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Satish
specialized at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level
in Materials Management. He also holds a Diploma in Imports
and Exports and lists his specializations as Global Sourcing
and Purchasing, Inventory Management, Logistics and Supply
Chain Management. Through his 19 years of work experience
in various industries Satish has developed his knowledge
and interest in supply chain management in the areas of raw
materials, chemicals, machinery, electrical and electronic
components, consumables and packaging materials. He currently
holds the position of Procurement Manager for a large multinational
ISO 9001 certified company in the Middle East and is confident
and happy to share his knowledge and experiences with others
through group sessions or individual counselling.
has a Bachelors degree and an MBA in Materials and Production
Management coupled with extensive experience at senior management
level in purchasing, logistics, storage and materials management.
Throughout his career he has tutored and lectured students
completing studies at certificate, diploma and degree levels.
His qualifications and broad management level expertise allows
him to provide students with real time knowledge, understanding
and examples of the theories referenced in the many academic
and professional manuals. Sudhir continues to update
his own knowledge through membership of various professional
institutions and passes this on to his students.
has qualified and worked in the field of Education for over
25 years. She holds a B.Ed. in Sociology and Psychology from
the University of Manchester, UK, a Certificate in Teaching
English as a Second Language and has specialised through an
Advanced Diploma in Mathematics Education and MA in Curriculum
Development, Learning and Assessment from the Open University,
is currently a Lead Development Tutor at the University of
Derby, UK, developing work experience for young people with
learning difficulties. She is an experienced NVQ Assessor
and Internal Verifier with D32/33 and D34 Awards.
is presently Senior Legal Counsel with one of the largest,
well established firms of Attorneys and Legal Consultants
in the Middle East. After qualifying LL.B from the University
of Khartoum in 1972 and being admitted to the Bar, Tahir has
been retained as legal counsel by numerous Government agencies,
private companies and institutions. In a long and distinguished
career at the Bar, he has specialised in Corporate, Commercial,
Civil and Maritime Law, directly participated in Banking,
Finance and Insurance cases and is a noted interpreter of
Sharia Law. Tahir has developed a special interest
in Arbitration in which he utilises his considerable counselling
and negotiation skills to achieve results. He is a writer
on Sharia law for international law publications, economic
digests and other media and is keen to give students an understanding
of corporate and financial law and its impact on business
is a senior consultant
with Bachelor degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering
and extensive senior line management experience in these fields.
A paradigm shift in his interests into the human relations
discipline prompted him to complete further degrees in Occupational
Psychology and recently a UK Masters degree in EC Employment
Law specialising in Human Relations, Human Rights and Competition.
His interest and skill in project and people management has
been utilised by companies in which he has managed major organisational
and personnel changes, most recently preparing a monopoly
for privatisation, liberalisation and the resultant competition.
Throughout his career Tim has lectured extensively
at national and international seminars and symposiums. He
has continued to manage line activities in commercial and
industrial organisations at middle and senior management level
in the UK and abroad. He has tutored, mentored, counselled
and advised students at degree, masters and doctorate level.
As a freelance senior consultant Tim continues to advise
companies, organisations and institutions, counsels individuals
and groups, and mentors students completing academic and vocational
has a Bachelors degree from
the University of Wales UK and broad knowledge of educational
and training systems throughout the world. She is a Fellow
of the prestigious UK Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
and has held senior positions in commerce, a national training
institution and the public sector. She was the senior training
and development officer for a public sector department and
has taught and lectured on commercial applications, human
resource management, business administration, leadership and
training skills. Latterly she has managed the administration
of open / distance learning programmes for universities, colleges
and professional institutions. Thelma is able to provide
students with guidance, advice and counselling with regard
to programmes, fees and administration and also various subjects
in the study programmes.
graduated with a BSc in Mathematics & Chemistry then qualified
as a Cost & Management Accountant from the Institute of
Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). He also
holds a Certificate in Business Accounting from the UK Chartered
Institute of Management Accountants. In addition to his teaching
experience, Vijay has worked within the accounting
functions of the oil and manufacturing industries, developing
and processing payroll software and analysing optimum capacity
utilizations for production machinery. He draws on his industrial
experience to create real life illustrations whilst teaching.
holds an MBA in Public Sector Management from the University
of Exeter, UK. She also has a Bachelors Degree and a Graduate
Diploma in Marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing
and is currently studying towards her PhD in International
Marketing from the University of Huddersfield, UK. This broad,
multi-disciplined background and her extensive professional
work experience in general management and marketing has enabled
Wessam to develop a natural relaxed approach to tutoring,
counselling and mentoring students at all levels, both individually
and in groups.