Global IT and eLearning Partner

As our “Global IT and eLearning” alliance-partner, Knowledge Partner Professionals (KPPro), is an Australian based IT solutions provider, with deliverables across multiple platforms, with backend development eco-system based in India. KPPro provides the crucial Industry specific services and solutions like mobile and automated solutions, reporting analytics, educational eLearning suites and product development packages.


In his current role as founder of Brisbane based “Knowledge Partner Professionals”, Ash Raina combines his entrepreneurial abilities with his kind nature to positively impact the lives of as many people as he can touch.

A professional journey spanning over eighteen years has seen him instrumental in the establishment of several businesses implementing their sales and business strategies. Ash can call upon a vast international network of business associates, having successfully built key partnerships in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Europe and US. His business acumen spreads across several diverse sectors covering such verticals as Education and Training, Media Entertainment, ISVs and Utilities, among others.

To carry such an array of international contacts and business experience affords Ash the opportunity to utilise his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science – a qualification gained at the prestigious Pune University in India. His ability to work within (& respect) diverse cultures has seen him successfully manage several regions globally.

“Spread passion with respect & compassion” is the philosophy which Ash Raina believes in!

TPS World learning prides itself in having some of the very best experts from all the world on our panel of experts. These experts are available for TPS any where in the world based on the assignment and nature of your needs


Neil Botten
United Kingdom

Neil has been consulting for more than twenty five years, since becoming Principal Lecturer in Strategic Management at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster. Prior to retirement from academe, Neil was Director of the Strategic Change Research Group and Deputy Head of Marketing and Business Strategy. Whilst with WBS he was Director of MBA programmes with responsibility for over 180 participants per annum all of whom were practicing managers and senior professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. His most recent teaching involves Strategic Management, Managing Change and Foresight & Futures for each of which he was module leader. He has supervised more than 250 work based MBA projects in these topic areas.
Over this time Neil has become well known as an engaging and energetic speaker, facilitator and teacher.
Prior to WBS, Neil worked in managerial positions within the Chemical and Oil Industries and with the Fire Service. His management career has encompassed corporate planning, production, marketing and financial planning and analysis roles.
Neil is consulting for both the public and private sectors and a number of voluntary organisations, where he has facilitated the introduction of both strategic planning processes, scenario planning and value for money reviews. This includes big organizations such as the BBC, Shell International Oil Inc., The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, UBS Swiss Bank, Medecines sans Frontieres and British Telecom amongst other international organisations. Neil runs tailored, in company, training programmes in these areas and in financial awareness for non financial managers. He has mentored Board Directors of a number of major public sector organisations.
Neil is associated with TPS in the Middle East and serves as an honorary member on the board of advisory council on our Leadership Training. 

Siddharth Razdan

Siddharth is a seasoned and sought after fund adviser.
Siddharth Razdan is the founder CEO of I Capital – a consultancy focused on India -Middle East corridor with cross border fund raising advisory capabilities and focus on structured trade finance. I Capital helps SMEs and MSMEs to grow to next level through strategic advisory. It serves clients ranging from very small ($2mn) to large corporates $1bn and above. Siddharth was Chief Operating Officer, Insighters Insurance Brokers LLC , Vice President, Karvy Stock Broking Ltd which he was responsible for setting up in Dubai from the scratch. He selectively leads initiatives in fund raising /road shows for Indian companies in Middle East both as P/E and structured offshore debt within regulatory framework and work on opportunities in the India Middle East Corridor.
Siddharth is currently working on developing a India centric offshore asset management and Investment Banking Model across Europe,Canada and South East Asia. He worked on the $200,000 scheme allowing resident Indians to invest overseas in the area of alternative investments. Prior to Karvy, Siddharth was Regional CFO for Middle East for the Euro RSCG a Global Leader (Top 5) in the advertising and public relations industry.


Phil Todd

You may want to make big changes in your life – to be happier, more content, less stressed. Or may even need support to make decisions like starting your own business, getting your life back on track after a divorce, or getting more out of retirement. In each case, coaching can help. Personal coaching helps improve the quality of our live and can have a positive impact on those around us. Coaching identifies the obstacles in your life and can also give you greater understanding of who you are and your real needs.
MD of Coaching By Design, Phil Todd, has wide ranging coaching and training experience, with a background of 25 years in education and change management, including developing highly successful change strategies for turning round failing schools. In addition to his experience at all levels of education, Phil has coached and trained staff within a wide range of private and public sector organisations as varied as IT, Dentistry, Schools, Universities, Advertising Agencies and the Asian Development Bank.
Phil is supported by a highly effective team of associates who have experience of making positive changes for individuals and businesses across the world, leading to improved performance and results.Phil is a proud addition to the panel of experts of TPS.


N V Mani

N V Mani is a senior consultant in Electrical installations design and operations at both Industrial and commercial establishments. After working for over 25 years in various engineering capacities at prestigious organizations, Mr. Mani delivers Training Programmes and Workshops on Practical aspects of current issues related to use of electricity, technological advancements, Safety systems, Classifications, applicable Codes and Standards, Statutory provisions and energy conservation measures. His expertise extends to protection systems, metering & control systems, building services, lighting, ventilation,, Air conditioning, Lifts and Maintenance practices. Mr Mani is an expert on Selection of electrical system in Hazardous areas, in High-rise buildings.
Mr. Mani has extensively developed and delivered training in the Middle East including at SABIC in KSA and is an Active Member in Professional Institutions such as IEEE :Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institution of Engineers (India) and KMA Kerala Management Association
N V Mani is exclusively on TPS panel of experts.


Krista Powell Edwards
United Kingdom

Krista is an international trainer and consultant who has been established for over 18 years. She is highly professional, with extensive expertise and experience in designing and delivering effective training and development interventions for individuals, teams and organisations.
Her focus is on enabling performance and effectiveness, and a positive change to knowledge, skills and behaviours.
Krista has an extensive knowledge of learning and development best practice, HR strategies to support development and up to date knowledge of specialist areas.
She is an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) accredited trainer and master practitioner and is qualified in Accelerated Learning Techniques. She has a MA in Human Resource Management, and Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Krista is the creator of the Powell Edwards Credibility Model which can be used to enhance personal credibility when demonstrating credibility is important


Terrence McDonald

Terry has 40 Years of professional experience as a Corporate Executive, Management Consultant, Program Manager, Project Manager and U.S. Navy Officer. He is the President at T. S McDonald Associates which is specialized in assisting utilities to: Prepare for successful Smart Grid projects, review existing projects or establish remedial plans for existing projects.

Prior to this he served as full time Smart Grid Project Manager for a medium sized municipal water and electric utility. He is the author of “Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Starting a Smart Grid Project” which describes the Critical questions that can save millions of dollars, lower project risk and maximize project benefits. Terry will be guiding the delegates on these questions and their answers as applicable to the region.


Rich Paolini

Rich has over 25 years of experience in Electrical Engineering and throughout that time has served various roles including District Operator, Supervising Engineer, Senior Test Supervisor, and Instructor. Attaining his Masters in Business Administration from Adelphi University, Rich also has acquired certifications as an authorized OSHA instructor in the fields of General Industry and Construction , in addition to being a certified fiber optics technician.
He worked for 15 years with ConEdison, helping them to streamline testing procedures, coordinating testing for all dielectric system equipment, creating fiber optics training, implementing numerous training courses for department technicians, serving as a representative to the Power Quality Committee, as well as teaching several OSHA Awareness classes.
Presently, Rich serves as a Senior Training Specialist for Technology Transfer Services in Tampa, Fl., instructing electrical training for clients around the world and developing student guides and instructor manuals on electrical and OSHA safety. With Technology Transfer Services, Rich brought his systematic method of teaching and functional job analysis techniques to several companies in the fields of gas transmission, electrical utilities, commercial, industrial and electrical engineering.
Rich will be bringing his extensive experience and knowledge to TPS, conducting classes for electricians, mechanics and facility personnel.


Dr. Sea Rotmann
New Zealand

Wide-ranging professional experience, from marine environmental impact assessments & environmental consulting to medical research, research QA, research policy, sustainable energy research, sustainability implementation (transport, energy, waste, buildings, procurement) and green building advice.

I have worked in almost every sector imaginable: very large, global industry (Rio Tinto at Lihir Management Company, PNG), Environmental Consultants (NLambda, Townsville), research organisations (Bioactivity Investigation Group, Otago University; Australian Institute for Marine Science), Central Government (Ministries of Fisheries, Environment & Social Development, EECA), Local Government (Chair of Environmental Reference Group, Wellington City Council), NGOs (Trustee at Sustainability Trust, National Energy Research Institute, Moths & Butterflies NZ Trust), small business (SEA), social media (blogging & commenting for various global energy sites) and politics (Green Party Aotearoa). This provides me with a strong understanding of the various mandates, drivers and barriers that each sector and stakeholder group experiences in their work.


Jayantee Mukharjee Saha

Jayantee is the Director and Principal Consultant of Aei4eiA ( Aei4eiA is a Sydney-based management research and consultancy firm focusing on ‘People and Sustainability’ matters.

She has extensive experience in the fields of business strategies, management research, people management & development. She has held senior positions with professional bodies and academic institutions and worked closely with Government/public sector agencies, MNCs/SMEs, global bodies and academic institutions spread across Asia Pacific and UK.

She regularly writes and speaks at various forums and has over 50 publications (including two books) to her credit. She holds PhD*(Mgt), MPhil. (Mgt), MBA (HRM),BSc (Physics, Chem. & Math), Cert.(Human Rights),Cert(‘How to tackle discrimination in the world of work’- ILO).(*thesis submitted).


Eric Van Wetering
The Netherlands

He is the Managing Consultant at ThinkTankz , Netherlands. His responsibilities include
-Coaching and guiding a strategically important “new business development” teams to start building a new company, within the existing globally operating group, in a new industry.
– The application of Systems Thinking.
– Financial management (CEO level) information and business intelligence requirements and delivery.
– Advising a globally operating company on how to reduce the impact of (severe) commodity fluctuations along the integrated supply chain by developing corporate hedging and division purchasing strategies.
– Aligning and (re-)designing business processes to support the game changing business strategy.
– Consulting finance & investment companies on commodities markets trends and developments.
– Strategic IT architecture and selection review.


Sandrine Bardot
UAE / France

For over 19 years, Sandrine was in positions with increasing responsibilities in C&B in Microsoft, EADS, Apple, Fiat and more, leading to global positions of Head of Performance and Reward at Majid Al Futtaim (Dubai) then Mubadala (Abu Dhabi). As an independent International trainer / consultant, Sandrine brings with her, hands-on, pragmatic approaches with the Leadership team at your organization. This ensures that what you implement will have immediate impact and business value.
Sandrine offers International Compensation & Benefits consulting services, and can support organisations for very short-term needs as well as for full project deployment. She has worked in Europe and the Middle East, besides Asia or Latin America. Some projects which she has led include Development and implementation of a Total Rewards communication plan for a Saudi healthcare organisation, Overhaul of the sales incentive plan for a British telecoms company, Integration of benefits and compensation practices following a merger in a high tech company.
She is a regular public speaker at conferences and deliver keynote speeches during in-house, corporate events. Sandrine is an impaneled consultant with TPS World Learning


Marty Schumacher

Marty is one of the very best global trainers on the NEC
Marty worked as a Howard County electrical inspector for 17 years and currently is an Electrical Plans Examiner. He is a member of the NFPA, IAEI, IEC, AFAA and is a IAEI Certified Master Inspector(CEI-M), ICC certified commercial electrical inspector. Marty serves on four United Laboratories (UL) technical panels and in 2013, The Chesapeake Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, voted Marty in as its next President. Marty has taken numerous electrical courses and seminars since 1983, and is devoted to a lifetime of learning. Marty brings his lifetime of learning and nearly 20 years as a code instructor into all of his classes.
His high energy, dynamic approach and years of developing unique techniques and developing skills as an expert speaker, has helped organizations in all of electrical code training needs.
In July of 2009, Marty won the “Top Gun Instructor” award in Orlando, Florida at the Mike Holt, “Train the Trainer seminar.” Twenty Eight instructors from all over the country chose Marty as the “Top Gun”, and Mike Holt awarded him this distinct honor. Marty is active on numerous utility boards and committees nationally as well as the state of Maryland and is committed to giving back to the industry that he loves.
Marty is on the permanent panel of TPS for NEC code training


Tasneem Sultana
UAE / India

TASNEEM is Corporate Trainer & HR Consultant; She has passion to develop others and is dedicated to learning and development, particularly in the areas of influencing, service excellence, presenting and leadership. With over 14 years of experience she is committed to adding value to individuals and business practices using her extensive years of international experience.
She is a proactive and engaging speaker her single-minded objective despite the global nature is always to provide actionable solutions and new avenues of approach to seemingly intractable problems. Her sessions ignite you to be innovative, creative problem solver & productive.
She believes that every individual is a diamond have to be shaped, polished and encouraged to reach the zenith. Her principles are based on simple but strong statements “21st centuries illiterates are not the people who can’t read and write but the one who don’t learn, unlearn and relearn.” Tasneem has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, CHRM accredited American Institute of Business Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English from English & Foreign Languages University.

She provides comprehensive HR management advisory and consultancy service to staff and management; to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the HR Department to meet the ‘best’ performing practices. Manages projects, process mapping, re-engineer HR department, Job Analyses, Competency mapping, Skills matrix, Performance Management, conducts required research, Talent Management, recommends best practices for better enhancements and provides support to management in editing and improving of policies, processes, procedures, systems, manuals, tasks & functions.

She strongly believes in “Strong reasons make strong actions” William Shakespear