Christwood Governing Board

Dr. S. Alfred Devaprasad, Ph.D (Physics)


A Doctorate in Physics, Dr.Devaprasad is an education administrator of more than 20 years standing. He is Director in many reputed Boards of Educational institutions including the Board of Madras Christian College and Schools, Kodaikanal International School and St. Christopher’s College of Education. He is a founding Trustee of ACSI(India). Dr. Devaprasad has served as Chairman, Board of Studies in Electronic Sciences and Member, Academic Council, University of Madras. He is also associated with several leading educational institutions in India and abroad. Dr. Devaprasad was one among the eight member International delegation invited by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State for the International Visitor Leadership Program on ‘Education Today’ and visited several educational institutions in the United States.

Dr. Leela Abraham Ph.D (Physics)

Advisor and Head of School

A Doctorate in Physics, Dr. Leela Abraham has held several senior positions in academics. She was earlier Vice- Principal and Head-Department of Physics, Ethiraj College and Principal, Alpha Arts and Science College. With more than 30 years in Education, Dr. Leela Abraham has led institutions she has served to receive various accolades including NAAC- A rating, SIFE World Cup wins and others. A team builder, Dr. Leela Abraham is highly respected for her contributions towards organizational development.

Dr. M.S. Mathews

Professor, IIT

More than 4 decades as Professor in IIT, Dr.M.S. Mathews is a “Vishwakarma” awardee by the Government of India. In his long career, he has contributed immensely to the field of Construction Technology through Teaching, Research and Consultancy. He has served as Visiting Professor at Arizona State University, USA, and has been on numerous Technical Visits to Germany, The Netherlands, UK and Italy.

Dr. John Stanley, LLB, ACS, PhD

Former CFO Manipal Group & Director
Quintesse Consultants Private Limited

Dr. Stanley has over three decades of professional experience in designing corporate structures, developing business strategies, negotiating project funding, advising corporates, NGOs and universities, besides providing leadership in financial and corporates administration. He has served on the committees of University Grants Commission, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and is on the board of several companies, trusts, societies and other organizations. Dr.Stanley has extended his expertise as a financial advisor and management consultant to projects in India, China, Indonesia, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates and the US.

Dr. Rakesh Nigam

Formerly Stanford University

Research Scientist and post Doctoral Fellow from Stanford University, Dr. Nigam is acclaimed for the ‘Nigams formula’ in Solar Oscillations.He has held senior research and faculty positions in International Computer Science Institutions in Berkley, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr. Joshua Madan

Covenant Consultants, Chennai

Co founder and CEO of the Covenant Group, Chennai , Mr. Joshua Madan is a turnaround Specialist. The Group with interests in HR, Media and Education has operations in 5 major cities in India. Covenant has international offices in Singapore, United Kingdom and West Asia. Acknowledged as a TEDxChennai Star for inspiring Achievements, Mr. Joshua Madan is guest faculty in management institutions.

Mr. PCR Suresh

Former Sr. Vice President & Head of Audit
Standard Chartered Bank

A Science Graduate, with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Mr. Suresh began his career in Glaxo India Limited as Area Sales Manager. With the knowledge and experience in marketing and product management he joined Standard Chartered Bank and was associated with the elite team of Internal Audit & Group Credit, travelling widely on Audit assignments in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He also served as the Senior Vice-President, heading the Country Assurance and Audit Team at Chennai, handling Assurance and Audit Managements for over 70 countries hubbed into Chennai.

Mr. Samuel Harris

Sr. Manager- Telecom

A Masters in Business Administration, Mr. Samuel Harris has more than a decade experience in Sales and Marketing in the fastest growing Industries, Banking and Telecom. He has worked with market leaders in both the industries in various roles in the Business to Consumer and Business to Business segments. Some of his noted assignments were Business Development in Government, IT/ITES and MSME Verticals in the B2B segment. Currently Mr. Harris is heading a B2C vertical in Sales for a large Telecom Operator.

Dr. Jennifer Christina Benjamin, MBBS, MRCPCH, MD.

Academic Fellow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus , Ohio, United States

Dr.Jennifer Benjamin is an academic fellow at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital , where she is actively involved in Medical Education. She had the unique opportunity to train in England and in the USA. She has completed a Masters degree in Education from the Ohio State University, in Columbus and is motivated in incorporating technology in learning. She is keen on adapting methods to reach the millennial learner, with newer concepts like flipped classrooms and blended learning.