Our expert trainers
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: 13 years
Rahul has more than 13 years of experience in the area of investment banking, equity research, macro-economic research 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 training. His experience as a practitioner allows him to deliver practical and industry-relevant courses. He has delivered advanced financial modeling related programs for sovereign wealth funds and banks in the GCC as well as for large asset management companies in the UK and Singapore. He was a guest speaker on “Best Practices in Financial Modeling” at the Modeloff Global World Financial Modeling championship in London.
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.
Bilal Ahmad, CFA, CPA, ACCA
Years of Experience: 10 years
Bilal has over 10 Years of experience in teaching and providing corporate training services in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa region. His expertise is in the arena of Equity Valuation, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, and Financial Modeling.
Bilal’s keen interest is in teaching CFA, CMA, CPA, Equity Valuation, Cash Management, and Other Finance courses. His participation as an Academic Head in BSP Group, Mauritius provided him with wider exposure as a trainer. He rendered service to trained finance professionals relating to financial institutions, including CIM Finance.
Recently he was worked as Head of Equity Analyst at Backers & Partners, a well reputed Financial Institution which deals in Stock Brokerage and Investment Management services. His area of responsibility included equity valuation and identification of Value and growth stocks for Value Tilt portfolios.
Bilal is a CFA charterholder, has ACCA Membership, and a CPA.
Shanin Thomas, CFA
Years of Experience: 6 years
Shanin has over 10 years of work experience in equity research, portfolio management, investment banking, and financial modeling.
He was a partner at Esta Capital, a boutique investment research and advisory firm. Previously he worked in JPMorgan’s Investment Banking Division in Mumbai and New York offices covering North American banks and asset management companies.
He has over 6 years of experience in CFA training and corporate training on programs such as financial modeling, finance for non-finance professional courses, business valuation, equity research, value investing, and derivatives.
He is a CFA charter holder and has also cleared the FRM exam.