In the year 2007, Financial Training Institute (FTI) was established in Bangalore, with the objective of providing high quality training in finance related courses. Our team comprises of CA’s, ACCA’s, MBAs, CMAs etc., having extensive industry experience within India and abroad. With such a diverse team, students not just get the best coaching in academics but also career counselling. We have partnerships with top educational establishments in India and our students can choose to study with any of our partner institutes.


Meet our Faculty

Mr. Narayanan Nambiar


Mr. Nambiar is a Chartered Accountant and founder of Global FTI. He was outside India for around 25 years and a substantial part of his career was with United Nations and World Bank projects.

Mr. Nambiar is a trainer for corporates such as Infosys, First American, Philips etc. He has presented papers at several International seminars. He has also conducted Faculty Development programs for several Universities and colleges.

Mr. Shekar M.C


Mr. Shekar is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He has over 25 years’ experience, a substantial part of which was spent abroad, working with E&Y, an international audit and consultancy firm. He is the Principal of GFTI and also a full-time faculty for ACCA. He also conducts ACCA classes at Christ University, Ethiraj College, DC Management Institute and other educational institutions. Being a corporate trainer, he handles IFRS training programs within and outside India and conducts special exam sessions for professionals pursuing ACCA from organizations like Ernst and Young.

Sasikumar Nambiar

ACA, IFRS (Diploma)

Mr. Sasikumar Nambiar is a member of the Institue of Chartered Accountants of India and holder of IFRS (Diploma) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He is also the Vice Principal at GFTI. He has over 35 years post qualification experience, major part of which was spent abroad. Over 20 years of his experience was with international audit and consultancy firms. He has got deep  knowledge in international standards on auditing and international financial reporting standards.   Currently he associates with an overseas audit firm and a part time faculty of GFTI, Thrissur. 

MS. Krithika Vimalkumar


Ms. Krithika is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, member of ACCA, UK and a Certified Public Accountant of USA. She handles ACCA classes at GFTI. She is also a corporate trainer for multinational companies. She has several years of corporate and teaching experience.

Mr. Subramaniam


Mr. Subramaniam is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also member of Information Systems Audit & Control Association – ISACA (USA), and Institute of Internal Auditors (USA). With over 27 years of corporate experience in managing Auditing, Accounting and Consultancy engagements across industry sectors like banking, insurance, oil & gas and manufacturing. He also has considerable teaching experience as a guest faculty at IIM-B, guest speaker at ISACA, ICAI, IIA & ACFE, part time faculty for ACCA at GFTI and as an ICAI certified trainer for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection program also conducts ACCA training for students in Christ (Deemed to be) University, Dayananda sagar University

Mr. Sanjay Dwivedi


Mr. Dwivedi is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. Having over 25 years of experience, a substantial part of which was spent outside India (UK, USA, UAE) with large organizations including Deloitte UK. He is an interim CXO, coach and mentor. He teaches ACCA subjects at FTI, Christ University and MBA, entrepreneurship at other educational institutions. He also handles corporate training programs at MNC’S and BIG4 firms in Design Thinking, Finance for non-finance managers, Accounting Forensics Investigations etc. He has handled special exam sessions for ACCA students of EY at Gurgaon and Bangalore. He has mentored MBA’s for career placement from IMT-HYD and BIMTEC.

Ms. Kavya Nambiar


She is currently working with an MNC as Head of Internal Controls & SOX for APAC region and has over 13 years’ experience in the field of Internal Audit, Risk and Controls. Kavya is also a part time faculty for ACCA at GFTI Bangalore & Cochin and its partner institutes

MS. Vandana Kumar

MBA from Cleveland State University (USA) & International MBA from San Diego (USA)

Ms. Vandana holds dual management degrees from top US universities and has over 14 years of corporate experience in the field of finance. She has substantial teaching experience in the ACCA papers and currently teaches ACCA papers for Financial Accounting & Business Analysis as a faculty at GLOBAL FTI and also conducts ACCA training for students in Christ (Deemed to be) University, DC School of Finance and Presidency College

Ms. Vipina Mohamed Ali

ACCA (Member), CMA US (Member), Fellow in Insurance (FIII - Insurance Institute of India)

Ms Vipina is a member of ACCA, CMA US and FIII, having a cumulative experience of over 10 years, spanning within the Financial Services industry in India and the Middle East, her expertise including strategic planning and analysis, research, operational excellence, deal advisory. She has conducted student training for over three years, on various subjects of ACCA, for Christ University, Sacred Hearts, among several others. Her experience also entails IFRS and CMA student training, and the conduct of faculty development programs. 

Mr. VSS Sarma


Mr VSS Sarma is a Chartered certified accountant (Uk). Whilst he was a student at Kaplan financial he was so inspired by his tutors that he decided to take up teaching to inspire students . He worked as a market researcher in London for reputed companies before joining GFTI as a tutor in 2017. He has since been teaching at GFTI and other colleges. He specializes in Financial reporting.

Mr. Amal Mathew Chacko

ACCA Member, B. Com

Mr. Amal Mathew Chacko is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.  He is a full-time professional tutor for ACCA (UK) and CMA (US) courses. He worked in the audit domain with Ernst & Young before becoming a tutor out of passion. During his tenure as an academic author, he associated with world’s leading academic publishers (Pearson, Wiley, Mcgraw Hill etc.). He delivers classes at various professional institutions and colleges (Christ College Delhi, SH (Tevara) College Kochi, St Philomena’s College Mysore etc.).


Mr. P.Sarnath

ACCA (Member)

Mr. P.Sarnath is a member of  the Association of chartered certified Accountants(ACCA) ,UK. He is a global Rank holder in ACCA and is a DipIFRS holder. He specialises in UK Taxation and conducts classes online. He also handles Performance management and Financial Reporting  in coimbatore.He also conducts ACCA classes  at Karunya University and PSGR Krishnammal college in coimbatore. He is one of the renowned ACCA faculties in coimbatore and his strengths are interactiveness, attention to detail and simple teaching technique. He is based in coimbatore and is into full time teaching.

Mr. Tushar Saini

B.Com, MSc

Tushar Saini is a graduate in Mathematical Finance and Inferential Statistics from The University of Bradford, UK. He regularly submits his working papers on Behavioral Finance and has presented his work at the University of Manchester, Bradford School of Management and Toulouse Business School. His corporate experience lies in the field of investment appraisal for pilot Public-private partnerships projects. He is a full-time faculty for ACCA at FTI. He handles Finance papers.



D SUNDARAKRISHNAN is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary. He passed out his Chartered Accountancy Exam, in 1974. Has worked for more than 27 years in various Companies at Senior positions. In 2001, he was working as “General Manager – Finance and Company Secretary of a Multinantional Company. At that point of time, he decied to go on his own, and started as a Financial Consultant, assisiting his clients in Mobilising funds from banks, financial institutions etc. He also engaged himself, in taking classes in various branches of Accounts and in financial reporting and Financial Management, which has been his passion all along.
Rahul Bahyl

Mr. Rahul Bahyl

ACCA, B.com

Rahul is an Associate Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) from United Kingdom and holds bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Punjab University. Further, he possesses an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA, UK and is presently a CFA Level III Candidate. He completed his Article ship with Meer & Co Chartered Accountants, UK. Rahul has vast experience of working with 2 Major Global Asset Managers including DWS Investments (Asset Management Arm of Deutsche Bank) and Northern Trust Asset Management where he broadly worked with Business Development and Portfolio Construction teams. Presently he spends his time delivering ACCA (F2 & F3) and CIMA (Paper F3) lectures.

His core areas of training are Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management.  He is a highly numerate Accounting and Finance Professional with a hands-on experience of working in Accounting and Audit as well Asset Management domain. He likes taking practical approach to delivering lectures by providing real life examples of the Concepts from the books and providing exam focused approach to exam preparation. He loves teaching, chatting to the students, answering questions and sometimes even generating laughter.

Ms. Shruthi Swaminathan


Ms. Shruthi Swaminathan is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has a background in audit and assurance, notably with Deloitte Haskins & Sells. She is currently a full-time faculty with Global FTI, Bangalore. She teaches Financial reporting, Strategic Business Reporting and Strategic Business Leadership with Dayanand Sagar University (Bangalore) and School of Communication and Management Studies (Kochin). She is, at present, a trainer for the IFRS Certification course offered by ACCA, for working professionals who wish to gain formal certification in IFRS.

Mr. Balachandra Salgundi


Mr. Salgundi is a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Institute of Management Accountants, USA. He is the founder of Prerana Ventures, a Management Consultancy firm, which advises few start-ups on financial management issues, Board matters etc.  He is a freelance trainer of CMA/CPA/ACCA programs at various learning providers including Globalfti for the past 3 years.  He handles ACCA classes at Mount Carmel College, St Josephs Institutions and Jain University. He also trains MBA seniors on specific strategic financial management paper at Goyal Institute of Business Studies (GIBS). He is an expert US GAAP, SOX, FCPA trainer for corporates such as HPE, Cargil etc.  For over 23 years, he built his corporate career globally in US and European MNCs out of which last 10 years was in senior finance leadership roles.

Mrs. Hurma A.K.

ACCA, B.com ​

Hurma AK is currently an ACCA affiliate. She is in the process for entering the ACCA membership. She has around five years of experience with EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) as a statutory auditor. During her career, she has worked on secondment assignments and has handled audits as a key point of contact by working closely with audit partners of EY. Hurma A.K. also has been a panel member for Christ university, Bangalore for student admission 2018 batch and has mentored & coached ACCA students at various institutions & colleges in Bangalore during her tenure with EY some of which include St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Mount Carmel College, Stell Maris College (Chennai) and other institutions. After being in the industry and acing in her academics ever since school, she has believed in imparting her knowledge to the youth and her passion for teaching has driven her to the academic stream. This leads her in joining as a full-time lecturer for ACCA course. She predominately teaches ACCA papers for students at Global FTI (Bangalore).

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Ms. Nishtha Saxena

ACCA, BCom(hons), DU

Ms. Nishtha is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. She has experience in management consulting and currently work in statutory audit with a Big4 firm. She is also an ACCA Advocate and works closely with ACCA India to guide students, affiliates and members and has been a key speaker at various ACCA events and webinars.

Mr. MB Eswaran

ICAEW, CPA (Australia), ACCA, CIMA, ICAI, and MBA in Strategy & Finance from XLRI

MB Eswaran currently leads an E-Commerce company in India as CEO. Additionally he consults companies in Middle East and India as Director of a Management Consulting firm. In his earlier assignments, he worked in various leadership positions with two large diversified business groups with operations across multiple sectors and geographies. In his last overseas assignment, he orchestrated the direction and growth of a diversified business group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a Fellow of ICAEW, CPA (Australia), ACCA, CIMA, ICAI, and he holds an MBA in Strategy & Finance from XLRI, a top-tier Business School in India with AACSB and AMBA accreditations. His research, consulting, and teaching interests include Corporate Finance, Performance Management, IFRS, and Corporate Strategy. He teaches at XLRI, ICAI, and GFTI.

Dr Mrs Zehra

BCom CA MCom MBA (finance) Mphil PhD

She has worked in reputed chartered accountant firms for 12 years handling various Audit /income tax matters she then took up teaching profession over the period of 25 years of service in teaching career worked for reputed colleges and conducted commerce pvt coaching classes in financial subjects she was a faculty of Jyoti nivas college Autonomous in her 11 years of teaching her loral achievement by presenting /publication of research papers national/International conferences she completed minor research in ( FDI in Agricultural sector in rural area ) funded by UGC she achieved two awards The Adarsh vidya saraswati Rashtriya Puraskar for excellance as “Best teacher “BHARAT JYOTI AWARD For meritories service o/s performance for remarkable Role in teaching presently she is the faculty of GFTI

Ms. Archana Munoyat


Mrs. Archana Munoyat is fellow member of institute of chartered accountant of India. she is part time (visiting faculty) with GFTI from past two years. She handles ACCA fundamentals and strategic level subjects at GFTI and other various colleges in Bangalore. She is also pursuing ACCA and successfully completed AAA, AFM, SBR. She has an experience in handling Audits of public sectors like RBI and Municipality. She was also member of CA Toastmasters club and orientation facilitator at ICAI. Currently she is having her own CA practice.

Nadia Zackria

Mrs. Nadia Ateeq

ACCA Affiliate

Nadia Ateeq is an affiliate at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. She has studied at Kaplan UK and has over 10 years of work experience in various industries in the UK. She has been teaching ACCA and CIMA for the past 4 years. She is a tutor at GFTI, Mount Carmel college, St. Joseph’s college of commerce, Jain University, Kristu Jayanti and various other institutions in Bangalore.

Mr. Tomy Thomas

M.Com, M.Phil

Has thirty-two years of teaching experience at Postgraduate, Graduate and Professional Level. He is Associated with many institutes in India and abroad. Prior to his present professional assignment, he worked as Assistant Professor in Marian College Kuttikanam (Autonomous). Presently working as an Professor in the Department of Commerce and Professional Studies, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,Cochin (Autonomous) and taking classes for B.Com + ACCA, B.Com + CA & B.Com + CMA.

Ms. Tejashwini N


Ms. Tejashwini is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. She started her career working in EY in the Banking sector. Keen on spreading knowledge she is now a faculty for ACCA. She takes ACCA’s fundamental level papers at GFTI and other colleges.

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