Faculty Profiles

CA Rajan

Founder and Director of Aspire Academy

Specialist : Accounting and Direct Tax

Rajan is the founder and course director of Aspire Academy. Rajan is Commerce graduate from the University of Madras and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is passionate when it comes to coaching and mentoring students pursuing CA and CMA courses. He has rendered guest lectures at ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Chennai Chapter and at IIKM (Indian Institute of Knowledge Management), a B School in Chennai. He has 16 years of rich industry experience in the areas of Exports and Imports, US Taxation, Internal Audits, Sustainability Reporting, Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) Compliance, ISAE / SSAE Compliance and Governance Risk and Compliance. At ASPIRE, Rajan handles Accounting and Direct Tax at the Foundation, Intermediate and Final Levels.

Prof Laxminarayanan BE (EEE), B. Tech, PGDM - IIM Lucknow

Specialist : Strategic Management

Laxminarayanan is an IIM Aluminus with 10 years of Consulting, Management and Technology Experience. He is currently working with a Big 4 organization as an Associate Director. His key experience areas includes Business Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, IT Roadmap, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Enterprise Data Governance and Business Analysis. He is also a visiting faculty in the field of marketing and strategy in various B Schools and IIT across India. At ASPIRE, Laxmi handles Strategic Management at the CA and CMA Intermediate level.

CA Vishnupriya Anand

Specialist : Corporate and Other Laws

Vishnupriya is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary (Professional) having a post qualification experience of 15 years in the field of Finance, Accounting, Law, Auditing and Banking. She has an ardent interest for academics and a passion for teaching. At ASPIRE, she handles Corporate and Other Laws at various levels of the Chartered Accountancy course.

CA, CMA Vijayakirthi

Specialist – Economics and Cost Accounting

Vijay is Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. He has cleared both the professional courses in the very first attempt. He secured AIR 6th rank in CMA Final examination conducted in 2017. He has completed his master’s degree in Economics from the Madras University. He is immensely passionate when it comes to teaching Economics. At ASPIRE, he handles Economics and Cost Accounting at the CA Intermediate Level Vijay is Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. He has cleared both the professional courses in the very Sfirst attempt. He secured AIR 6th rank in CMA Final examination conducted in 2017. He has completed his master’s degree in Economics from the Madras University. He is immensely passionate when it comes to teaching Economics. At ASPIRE, he handles Economics and Cost Accounting at the CA Intermediate Level.

CS, Vimhalesh

Specialist : Corporate and Other Laws

Vimhalesh is a qualified Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is currently pursuing his LLB (Final) from Sri. Venkateshwara University, Tirupati. He has completed the Certificate course in Goods and Service Tax conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He specializes in Corporate and allied laws and have completed internship in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chennai. At Aspire, he handles Corporate and Other Laws at Foundation and Inter Levels

CA. Vanjeeswaran

Specialist : Indirect Taxation

Vanjeeswaran is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India. He is a commerce graduate from renowned Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College. As he became a qualified CA while learning the new GST, his interest in the subject inspired him in teaching the subject to the aspiring professionals. At Aspire, Vanjee teaches Indirect Taxation.

CA Santosh

Specialist – Enterprise Information Systems

Santosh is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is passionate about teaching and has rendered guest lectures at Stella Maris College and Hindu College. He has been teaching and guiding aspiring CA students for the last 5 years. He has about 8 years of Industry experience in Risk Advisory covering Risk Management, Third Party Reporting, Sox compliance etc. At ASPIRE, Santosh handles Enterprise Information Systems at the CA Intermediate Level.

CA Praveen Kumar

Specialist – Cost and Management Accounting, Mathematics and Statistics

Praveen is a Chartered Accountant, Information Systems Auditor, Ethical Hacker and a Fraud Examiner. He is associated with a Big 5 audit firm for more than 10 years. He has coached many students and has addressed professionals like CA, CS and MBA. He specializes in Mathematics and Statistics, Advanced Cost Management and Operations Research. He provides advisory services to many large corporates on operational risk and IT risk management.

CA Sabari Shankar

Specialist : Auditing and Accounting

Sabari is a Chartered Accountant and has had a long association with Aspire Academy. He underwent CA Final coaching under the tutorship of Mr. Rajan from 2017 to 2018. After clearing his CA Final in May 2018, he continues to be associated with the academy as a teacher out of his passion for teaching. Sabari brings along rich audit experience from working with PwC, a top Big 4 Accounting firm for 5 years and is currently associated with Murugappa Group, Chennai. At ASPIRE, Sabari handles Auditing at CA Intermediate and CA Final Level.

Ganesh – MSc Mathematics

Specialist : Business Mathematics and Statistics

Ganesh is a post graduate in Mathematics from the Loyola College and is currently pursuing his B.Ed (Maths). He is amazingly passionate when it comes to teaching Maths. He relates mathematical concepts with day to day happenings of life which makes the subject very interesting. He has participated and presented papers in International Mathematical Conference held in Jan 2018. He is also Black Belt Holder in Karate. At ASPIRE, Ganesh handles Mathematics and Statistics at the Foundation Level.