About Us

Apex Academy is a training and development firm which provide online and offline training, coaching and human resources development services to our clients across the globe.

Manoj T Neelakantan

Managing Partner & Lead Trainer

Manoj T Neelakantan With over 20 years of work experience in banking, financial services and insurance industry and ample management and training experience, Manoj is passionate about training, coaching and human resources development. Manoj holds an MBA in Services Marketing, from the School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi, India. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, IIBF, India. He spent most of his career in BFSI industry and worked with some reputed companies such as Citibank, ITC, HDFC Bank and IDBI Bank. Manoj served as Asst. General Manager and Head of Regional Training Centre of IDBI Bank before starting his own venture in 2010. He is a Resource Person with IICA (established by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India) and also certified by NISM (established by SEBI, Govt. of India) in various topics including Securities Research and Investment Advisory.

Sharlet Jacob


Sharlet Jacob With over 10 years of work experience in marketing, client relationship, customer service, finance & accounts, team management, operation management and human resources development. Sharlet holds an MBA in HR, from Annamalai University, Coimbatore, India & B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry, from Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, India (awarded 2nd Rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala). She spent most of her career in Telecom & Training industry and worked with companies such as Idea, Airtel etc…She served as a Team Leader in Idom Agencies, Kochi (Telecom partner, Idea) and as an Asst. Manager in Hoobla Cyber Tools & Technology (Education & Training firm, Kochi) before entering as partner in Apex Academy, Kochi.

Board of advisors & Trainers

Sindhu Augustine

Sindhu Augustine

Sindhu Augustine is an entrepreneur with over two decades of industry experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality, and program management across various sectors with companies such as Delphi and NeST. She holds an MBA from IIM, Kozhikode, and B Tech and MBA from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

Vinod Tantri

Vinod Tantri

Financial Services Professional with 18 years of experience across NBFCs, Mutual Funds and Wealth Management. He has served DBS Bank, Axis Asset Management, SBI Mutual Funds, and Prudential ICICI AMC. He holds an MBA, Certified as “Chartered Wealth Manager” from AAFM and Certified as “Investment Adviser” from the NISM.

Syam Kumar

Syam Kumar

Entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in data analytics and technology solutions. He holds an M.Tech from NUS, Singapore and an MBA from Lancaster University, UK. He worked most of his career in data management and analysis division of reputed market research companies such as TNS and J.D. Power and Associates.

Mukesh Dev Financial Trainer

Mukesh Dev

Entrepreneur, Trainer with over 15 years of industry exposure and Academia. He served Centurion Bank, UAE Exchange & ICICI Lombard, and B schools such as DCSMAT, KCT B School, Thiagarajar School of Management, and IFMR B School. Mukesh is an MBA from CUSAT and a qualified Company Secretary (ACS). A UGC- NET qualified teacher and holds certifications in Capital Market.