Guiders Education- Team

Ms. Riya Ann Cherian
Director - Academics
Ms. Riya Ann Cherian, Director - Academics leads the academic, student orientation and operations aspect of the institution. She has guided thousands of students to achieve their dream careers. Her futuristic vision, brilliant ideas and dynamic execution has enabled the academy to grow and be recognized for its innovative training methodology.

Mr. Cherian John
Director - Finance
Mr. Cherian John, Director - Finance is an Engineer by profession who has more than twenty years of management experience. He drives the organization with a long term perspective, in product design & development, financial control and thought leadership.

Mr. C. V. Anthony
Head - Thrissur
Mr. C. V. Anthony, Head . Thrissur, is an engineer by profession. He has built his career through petrochemical, civil, food and retail industries. Such varied experience has made him a dynamic and versatile person. Mr. Anthony heads the Thrissur branch office.

Mr. Santhosh Kumar. P
Department - Shipping & Logistics, Cochin
Mr. Santhosh Kumar. P, Department of Shipping & Logistics, Cochin has a covetable career with Trading, Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding industry. He has headed major shipping business houses like NDO India Pvt. Ltd, Freight Systems India Pvt Ltd, PL Shipping & Logistics Pvt. Ltd, Fairtrans, Trident Shipping Agency (for Mitsui OSK Lines), Contfreight Shipping Agency India Pvt. Ltd. He is highly successful in combining his industry experience with academic skills to take the Shipping & Logistics programme of Guiders to world class standards.

Ms. Kanak Jinnan
Department - HR & Training
Ms. Kanak Jinnan, Department of HR & Training, has more than 30 years in HR Management and Training, mostly in multinational IT&ITES Companies. Ms. Kanak is a well-known and renowned corporate trainer, her specialized topics are: Social graces & Etiquette, Communication, Body language, Neuro Linguistics Programme, Interview Skills, Personality development etc. She plays a critical role in grooming the candidates.

Mr. John Yohannan
Branch Manager & Communicative English Coach - Thiruvalla
Mr. John Yohannan is a U.S. returned hospitality veteran. He is a Hilton and Holiday Inn Express certified General Manager, adept at hospitality and tourism best practises. John is also an equally qualified softskill training professional, with years of experience. He has joined the team after successfully completing a 7-year tenure with the Infosys CAMPUS CONNECT Program.

Kishore J Sasi
Department-Shipping and Logistics

Kishore J Sasi, Department of Shipping and Logistics, has had a progressive career spanning 20 years in the Distribution Logistics industry in the Middle East. He has worked with the biggest names in FMCG Distribution and Retailing in the GCC such as Al Seer Group in UAE / Oman, Spinneys Dubai LLC. His immense capability in combining industry knowledge with academic skills has done wonders with the students.

Vijay Raj
Department-Aviation & Tourism

Vijay Raj is an accomplished professional in the field of Aviation & Tourism. In 10 years he has been able to utilise his Masters degree in Tourism Management in all aspects of the Industry. He has accumulated knowledge and experience having worked in industry, as Tour Executive, as lecturer in well known educational institutions, headed a Tourism marketing team and led administration too. Today he is a reputed academician and motivator.

The faculty of the institution is well qualified and experienced to impart the right knowledge in the most effective way. In addition, Guiders Education arranges periodic interactive sessions with "industry experts and personalities", so that the students get the right slice of training. You can be assured of the exemplary and consistent standard of our highly trained course teachers.


Mr. Madan Pillai

Mr. Madan Pillai,Chairman of the Indian Institute of Maritime Law. He has over 30 years experience in various facets of shipping such as Liner Agency, Freight Forwarding, NVOCC, Container Leasing, Container Depot, Clearing and Forwarding and Bulk/Break Bulk vessel husbandry work. He is the former President of the Cochin Steamer Agents Association, and a former Member of the Managing Committee of the Federation of Ship Agents Association of India (FEDSAI) . He was also the former General Manager (South) of M/s Seahorse Ship Agencies Pvt Ltd.

Adv. Ninan John
Legal Advisor