Toronto School of Management (TSoM) is comprised of highly experienced professionals who hold years of industry experience from around the world. Beyond their strong knowledge of accountancy and business, our tutors are passionate about teaching and ensure that their students gain the skills and abilities to succeed in their studies.
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CPA, CGA, CPA (USA), CGMA (USA), FCCA (UK)
Adnan is a professional accountant with more than 10 years of teaching experience at private career colleges, public colleges and university. He has also performed diligently in various industry roles too.
He specializes in teaching accounting and business subjects and runs an accounting practice helping individuals and businesses with accounting, book keeping, payroll, taxes, and consultancy.
Amir is a Ph.D. candidate at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School (Australia), a Professor of business studies (Canada), and a freelance management consultant. Following his engineering studies in industrial technology, Amir received his MBA from the University of Nottingham Business School (with Merit) and his PGDip.Bus from the Monash University School of Business & Economics (1st Class Honors).
Prior to doctorate studies, Amir was mainly engaged in technology transfer, industrial procurement, and management consultancy in petroleum, gas, and the petrochemical sectors in Iran. Over this period, he has been fortunate to be a part of several national & regional (Oman, & UAE) EPC projects and to lead the procurement department of JPPC (a subsidiary of National Iranian Petrochemical Company, NIPC) as the procurement director and head of national/international procurement negotiations.
Amir’s current research focuses on advanced organizational theories, management consultancy, corporate sustainability, and business ethics.
Aseemjyot Singh Bajwa
MBA, BA Hons
Aseem Singh graduated with BA (Hons) in Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. He started out his career with Marriott hotels, he rose through the ranks at Hyatt hotels and then became a part of the pre-opening hotel team at a Kempinski property.
Throughout his career, Aseem’s focus was on creating efficiencies in large event management operations which had many moving parts and stakeholders. He loves working with people and relishes eclectic viewpoints that bring clarity of thought and actionable insights.
Prior to his MBA from University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Aseem was a part of Expedia Group’s lodging partner services team. Besides being our faculty, he also advises technology startups on strategy and decision-making. He is an avid reader and enjoys listening to podcasts covering a multitude of ideas.
David Pollack graduated with a BCOMM in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, later obtaining his C.P.A. and C.M.A. designations in 2009. He has a broad base of experience in the hospitality industry, starting his career as food and beverage controller at Horseshoe Valley Resort. He then became a software trainer for Gary Jonas Computing, which provides a specific package for the club management field.
Most recently, he was accounting manager at Richtree Market Restaurants in Toronto. In addition, David has experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry through his role as a financial analyst, where he was responsible for the risk management of over $4 billion of customer and company insurable values.
Dr Brij Sharma
Dr Brij Sharma holds a Ph.D (Human Resource Management) from Guru Jambheshwar University, M.Phil (Business Management), MBA (Human Resource Management) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling and Behavior Modification. He has more than 14 years of experience in research, teaching, and industry.
He has 7 years of teaching and training experience wherein he undertook graduate and postgraduate business management programs at college and university level. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been involved in research and has published research papers in many national and international academic journals.
His teaching and research interests are in the area of human resource management, organizational behavior, training and development of workforce, and motivation. He is a continuous learner and believes that learning is an unending process.
His philosophy of teaching is demonstrated by application based teaching when he creates an environment that allows supervised exploration. This method promotes learning that is both purposeful and enduring.
Djordje Teofilovic teaches the Diploma in Business Administration and the Diploma in Business Management programs at Toronto School of Management. He has years of teaching experience at post-secondary level with The Art Institute of Toronto, Trillium College, and London School of Business and Finance.
Djordje is Senior VP of Internationally Accepted Marketing Standards at International Institute of Marketing Professionals since 2010. He is leading a team responsible for the development of internationally accepted marketing standards. He also has years of entrepreneurial experience as a Founder and CEO of ethnic apparel company Mennwa.
Djordje earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the McNeese State University in USA and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mount Mercy University in USA. He is pursuing his Doctorate in Marketing with Argosy University.
Haneef Katharada M.
Haneef holds a master’s degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is an affiliated member of the Association of International Accountants.
Haneef spent the early part of his career with a professional accounting firm. In 1986, he began his academic career as a lecturer in financial accounting and related subjects. His lecturing expertise in international accounting standards successfully prepared students for the ACCA, CIMA and ICSA professional examinations. Haneef has taught in China and Brunei, although he now confines his overseas lecturing to Malaysia
Janki has over a decade of experience in accounting, taxation, and consultation. She is a senior consultant with a mid-sized corporation. Janki assists small businesses by providing training to their staff to utilize technology and become more efficient. She also helps clients in manufacturing and the service industries to stay up to date on their cross-border reporting needs.
She graduated from Davenport University, Michigan, United States with a MBA in accounting. She believes in interactive teaching strategies, where she can also assess if students have truly mastered a concept. She involves students as active participants in the quest for knowledge and instills all concepts with real life examples. Through her teaching experience at private colleges, and as third generation teacher hailing from a teaching family, she brings with her a passion for supporting students. Currently Janki is pursuing a PhD to quench her thirst for research and intellectual thinking.
ACCA, BSc Hons
Kamila has years of experience in the field of accounting and auditing. She has also worked for an accountancy practice for four years. Kamila has many years of experience in teaching Law, Audit and Assurance, and Governance, Risk and Ethics.
Larry Yarmolinsky has been actively involved in accounting education for over 25 years. Since 1985, Larry has been an Adjunct Professor at York University, where he has taught a number of courses in auditing and management accounting.
Larry has over 30 years of extensive auditing experience. He is an audit director with the Internal Audit Division of the Province of Ontario, a position he has held for the past 10 years.
Prior to this role, Larry was an audit manager with the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario, where he conducted numerous operational, value for money, and financial audits on ministries and government agencies. Larry obtained his Charted Accountant designation (CA) in Toronto, while working at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Mahmood Ahmed Khan
Mahmood Ahmed Khan is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a business graduate. He has global teaching experience and has been teaching ACCA students since 2007.
He has worked closely with the ACCA officials at various national and international levels to deliver industry-demanded learning experiences to students. His students have achieved several nationwide and international place winner positions in ACCA. He holds a credit of teaching more than 5000 ACCA learners.
CPA, CGA, ACCA, ACA (Pak), BSc Hons
Malik has years of experience in accounting and taxation. He has been working in a senior role with one of Canada's leading accounting, tax and advisory firms.
He has many years of experience in teaching Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance, Taxation and Performance Management.
Mario brings over 30 years of hospitality and tourism experience to the classroom, as well as entrepreneurial success and a passion for food and the hospitality industry.
He has worked in all areas of the industry, including launching and operating a start-up (Freshii), managing restaurants, owning a sports bar, and senior management roles in hotels.
Mario believes that experiential learning both supports academia and empowers students, and has developed a teaching philosophy which revolves around three distinct roles: Informant, Skill Developer, and Coach.
This means that as a teacher, he presents relevant theories and shows students how to apply them; provides them with essential tools to enhance their decision making and problem solving abilities; and encourages students to fully participate and ask many questions.
ACCA, Dip IFR, BSc Hons, B.Comm
Nauman Sarwar has years of experience in finance and accounting. He also worked in a senior finance role for a community development finance organization.
After the completion of his ACCA qualification, he worked for an accountancy practice for three years. He has taught Accounting Information Systems to Master of Commerce students in the University of Gujrat Pakistan.
Victor Hugo Costa
With over fifteen years of experience in the hospitality industry, Victor has built his career across three continents, specializing in hotels and F&B operations. He was F&B Director for a resort for more than five years, leading over 100 employees (kitchen and restaurant staff) and overseeing the operations of restaurants, bars, catering & events and room service.
His expertise in maximizing results and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction by empowering staff to create memorable experiences for guests. Victor has developed a passion for luxury and excellent service quality after he worked for Emirates Airline in Dubai. He also gained experience in coaching and teaching when he worked for a hotel-school in Brazil.
Yevgeniy (Eugene) Demchuk
Currently, Yevgeniy (Eugene) Demchuk is enrolled in MA Tourism Management in Royal Roads University. He also received a BA in International Hotel Management from Royal Roads University, as well as a Diploma with Honors in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Seneca College.
Yevgeniy has over five years of experience in the hospitality industry, during which time he held multiple positions ranging from the front line, to management throughout the food and beverage division. These include a supervisor role in the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, and most recently a bartender at Villa Eyrie Resort in British Columbia.
He is eager to contribute his passion and skills to the success of Toronto School of Management and its students as a Tourism and Hospitality specialist.