Our expert trainers
Binod Shankar, CFA
Years of Experience: 22 years
Binod started his career in an industrial bank. He then spent six years executing audit, financial due diligence, financial feasibility and valuation assignments with KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young before joining Nakheel, the property developer.
Binod has been teaching advanced finance and accounting courses since 1996. He quit corporate life in 2009 to help set up and run Genesis Institute.
He is the ‘Lead Trainer for the FNFM course’ at Kaplan Genesis.
Mohit Malhotra, CFA
Years of Experience: 17 years
Mohit Malhotra has experience in portfolio and investment analysis, business valuations, corporate finance and financial modeling
He was a manager in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance practice in Dubai. He has managed assignments in the financial services, real estate, and aerospace industries, managing over thirty transactions in private placements, IPOs, M&A, and corporate advisory, besides being the training manager teaching various finance courses
Mohit is currently on the executive committee of CFA Emirates Society
He has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) degree from York University in Canada and is also a CFA charter holder. He has also completed Canadian Securities Course and the Technical Analysis Course from the Canadian Securities Institute
Mohit is the Director of Kaplan Genesis
Yasir Ali, CFA, CMA, ACCA, FRM, ACMA, CGMA
Years of Experience: 15 years
Yasir has worked across multiple industries, advising the implementation of Foreign Investment Appraisal, Risk Management, preparing financial models, planning, budgeting and forecasting etc.
Yasir has been teaching ACCA, CFA, CIMA and FRM courses since 2001. He brings to the class a mix of valuable, regional financial expertise backed by excellent professional qualifications.
Yasir is a Senior Manager and Trainer at Kaplan Genesis
Vishal Iyer, CFA
Years of Experience: 13 years
Vishal started his career by advising clients in foreign exchange risk management after which he moved into the treasury of Adani Enterprises Ltd., one of the largest company’s in India where he spent close to 4 years.
He has spent the last 5 years in Education, an area he is very passionate about, with one of the leading academic institutions promoted by an academically inclined corporate organization, Arvind Mills. As an academician, he has taught finance related subjects in prominent programs such as CFA, ACCA, CIMA, CA, CMA & CS. He has also been invited as a visiting faculty for finance by various premier universities.
He is a CFA charterholder and has Bachelors in Commerce from Gujarat University. He also holds a M.S. (Finance) from ICFAI University.
Vishal is a Senior Manager and Trainer at Kaplan Genesis
Rahul Sonthalia CFA, CMA
Years of Experience: 12 years
Rahul is experienced in the area of macro-economic research, equity research, investment banking and training. He has been teaching financial modeling and investment banking courses in UK, Singapore, and the MENA region
He specializes in financial analysis, equity valuation, Financial Modeling and exam prep trainings. His experience as a practitioner allows him to deliver practical and industry relevant courses. He also trains for a number of professional qualifications, including CFA, CMA, and CISI (IISI & ICWIM) programs.
Rahul is an Economics graduate, a CFA Charterholder and a CMA. He also holds the CISI certificates for International Introduction to Securities & Investment and International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management.
Karan Sharma, CFA
Years of Experience: 10 years
Karan is experienced in M&A advisory, financial modelling and buy side equity research. He was last employed as an Assistant Manager at Ernst & Young LLP where he led a team of senior consultants on areas like Potential targets, Sell side Pitchbooks, Industry analysis and Post deal integration.
Prior to this, Karan has led the buy side research at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. At BofA, he was engaged in portfolio management services like security analysis, gauging impact of tactical/strategic shifts and portfolio performance attribution analysis
He is a CFA Charterholder and a Bachelors in Commerce (Hons.) from Shri Guru Gobind College of Commerce, Delhi University.
Karan is a Manager and Trainer at Kaplan Genesis
Basharat Ali, CMA, ACCA
Years of Experience: 10 years
Basharat has worked in Riaz Ahmed and Co. a member firm of NEXIA international.
His main areas of expertise include financial, management accounting IAS and IFRS. He has been teaching ACCA, CIMA, CMA, ICAEW and Dip in IFRS since 2012.