Management Staff Profile

Bijo Kunnumpurath

Founder, Managing Director & CEO of HCI group

Bijo Kunnumpurath

Bijo is the founder, Managing Director & CEO of HCI group, who has great passion towards education, entrepreneurship and technology. Bijo has a Master’s in Business Administration and is also a Mechanical Engineer by qualification. Bijo has worked across the globe and is respected as a prominent community figure in Australia, Malaysia & India. Bijo’s extensive project management and business management experience is the driving force behind all programs and activities of HCI group and has led the organisation to successfully start a number of international businesses. As the CEO & Managing Director of Health Careers International Group Pty Ltd, Bijo oversees and manages the operational activities, systems and policy implementation of the organisation. Bijo is also a member of GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors).

Ditty Kunjukunju

Chief Operating Officer

An Information Technology specialist by profession, graduate in Physics and Masters in Computer Applications by qualifications, Ditty is Chief Operating Officer for Health Careers International Group Pty Ltd. As the COO for HCI group, Ditty is responsible for developing and implementing strategic management decisions and also ensures that operations of all HCI’s campuses are consistent with the business interests and organisational goals. Ditty brings with him vast experience in a senior management level, having worked with reputed organisations in US, Australia and India. Ditty has more than 10 years of professional experience in organisational management and in managing systems and multi-locational IT infrastructure requirements. Ditty has also worked for more than 2 years’, as the Campus Manager for HCI Perth campus.

Pankaj Patel


Pankaj has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance which range from financial reporting, taxation to auditing and brings in established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, taxation, accounting and auditing. Pankaj holds Bachelor of Commerce degree and he is also a member of Certified Public Accountant (Aus) along with Chartered Accountant (India). Pankaj is working with HCI Group for the past eight years’ and is responsible for managing financial aspects of the entire group.

Shali Bijo

National Training Manager

Shali Bijo

Shali Bijo is the National Training Manager for HCI group. Shali has been responsible for multiple portfolios including Director, Curriculum Development & Compliance, Course Coordinator and Nurse Educator, during her 9 years’ of service with HCI. Shali played a key role in various aspect of course development including the quality check and course delivery guidelines. Shali has been a major contributor in external audits for accreditation and re-accreditation of nursing courses and certificate courses by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), and ISO accreditation (At Melbourne, Sydney and Perth campuses of IHNA. Shali is with IHNA since the inception of the organisation and is qualified as a Master of Orthopaedic Nursing from Victoria University, has recently completed Diploma of Vocational Education& Training; Diploma of Training design and Development.



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