Christwood Governing Board

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)


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

Former 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. 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. P.C.R. Suresh

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

A Science Graduate, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, launched his career in an UK based multinational company as Sales Executive. After that, he has been associated with various organizations, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and product management before joining
Standard Chartered Bank in 1994. At Standard Chartered Bank, he has been associated with Group Credit, Operational Risk, Compliance and Group Internal Audit travelling widely on assignments in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Before taking over as the CEO of Eastern Shepherd, he was the Senior VP & Head of Audit for Standard Chartered Bank.
Currently as Director and CEO of Eastern Shepherd International, he leads the corporate governance consulting council, Banking and Financial Services skill development and financial crime compliance training.

Mr. Samuel Harris

Director – TIEKE Education Pvt Ltd

Harris holds a PGDM in Marketing & HRM, with more than a decade experience into Sales and Marketing in the fastest growing Industries – Banking and Telecom. He has worked with market leaders in both these industries into various sales & marketing roles, in the Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to
Business (B2B) segments. His previous assignments were in Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Airtel), where he started as a senior executive – sales and moved on to be the Head of Postpaid Business in 2015. “At the crossroads, he decided to dedicate the rest of his career to play an active role into education in India! He strongly believes that the only
powerful source that can strengthen India into a strong economy and enable us to continue to celebrate ‘Unity in Diversity’ in a turbulent future would be “Education”.

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.

Ms.Anita Thomas

Ms.Anita Thomas is a practising Lawyer with 25 years standing at the bar. A Civil Law Practitioner, Ms. Thomas has a huge clientele in the Trademark Registration and Shipping Industry. Protection of action under Consumer Law, Due Diligence in Property and Registration for Title Deeds, liaisoning with Government  are some of the other aspects of her work profile. Her legal expertise, rich and varied experience in Public Life and above all her spirit of service help her make contributions in the education sector, as member on the Board of Women’s Christian College, Union Christian Association and FEBA.