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Meet the Team
Laura joined IDP Connect in 2017, bringing 6 years of relevant industry experience in International Education. With extensive experience in the international education sector, Laura’s remit includes growing new partner acquisition across the US and overseeing consistent improvements in client satisfaction.
Ryan leads a client team responsible for the delivery of student placement and digital marketing services to US higher education institutions. In addition to business development and client relations duties, Ryan helps oversee the commercial strategy for the US market and manages the student placement contract process. Ryan joined IDP Connect in 2015 after spending several years in immigration advising.
Ayanna’s work as a Sr. Client Manager is centered on developing partnerships with higher-education institutions and assisting them with strategic planning in order to reach their enrollment goals. With over 15 years of experience in the education and technology sectors, Ayanna’s background includes a number of global posts including the US, Canada, and Japan.
Christine brings more than two decades of domestic and international enrollment management experience to her work with IDP Connect clients. Having served in both institution and commercial partner roles, she works together with schools to develop the right mix of data intelligence, digital solutions and local engagement to get a new international student recruitment plan off the ground or with expansion into new markets.
Maureen has over five years of experience in international higher education in both marketing and student recruitment functions. Prior to joining IDP Connect, Maureen developed her expertise in international enrollment management on the university-side as a longtime client of IDP’s, increasing university enrollment through strategic partnership development and digital marketing initiatives. With a thorough understanding of university partner needs, Maureen hopes to utilize her experience to help partners meet their enrollment and diversification goals and strategize for long-term success.
Val has worked with IDP Connect since 2015 as a Client Relations Manager. Now, her area of focus involves overseeing the US-focused activities of the IDP Education specialist network. Val utilizes her near-decade’s worth of international education expertise to assist institutions and counselors alike in developing strong recruitment strategy, while forecasting student mobility trends within key markets.
Anuttra started with IDP Connect in 2015 as a Client Relations Coordinator. Her role consists of creating reports and analyzing international education data. A Thailand native, Anuttra blends a background of personal and professional experience with data to provide powerful insights for partner institutions to inform their recruitment and marketing decisions.
Christine leads the IDP Connect Canada team, including strategic partnerships across digital recruitment and student placement. Christine joined IDP Connect with 15 years’ experience in post-secondary education including international recruitment, partnerships, IELTS testing, and tech driven student support programs.
Luna Das is an experienced leader in international education with 15+ years of experience and has held leadership roles in dynamic and diverse organizations such as – Canadian Education Center, Fulbright Commission- Education USA, Middlebury College and IDP Connect across various countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Currently, Luna works in Toronto as the Client Director for IDP Connect responsible for the delivery of student placement and digital marketing services to Canadian higher education institutions.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Prem is a Senior Client Manager, bringing almost a decade’s worth of international education experience including time as a Student Recruitment Officer for UWinnipeg and York University. An extensive traveler, Prem has developed an in-depth knowledge of student recruitment. He uses this knowledge to foster and maintain positive working relationships with client institutions.
Tal has over seven years of experience in the higher education sector, serving a wide range of roles in student advising, recruitment, event coordination, and partner relations. Being a former International Recruitment Officer at York University, he has a thorough understanding of college and university needs. Additionally, he has experience advising and recruiting students in South Asia, Asia Pacific, GCC, Caribbean, USA, and Canada.
Simon leads the strategic direction and operational delivery of the IDP Connect, including strategic partnerships and developing people and culture. He joined the commercial teams in 2000, running individual divisions and became CEO in September 2015.
Patrick is responsible for the UK, Europe and North American IDP Connect client teams, also working closely with the ANZ client teams. In his role, he works closely with clients, the IDP Connect advisory panels and internal product teams to research and define new products and services, thereby helping clients maximise outcomes.
Jonah joined IDP Connect in 2017 after 11 years at Birkbeck. He brings together all digital and offline marketing disciplines across the Higher Education, Adult Learning and International channels as well as B2B marketing creating a strategic platform for growth.
Stuart leads on product strategy ensuring our products delight our users and meet the needs of our clients. He joined IDP Connect in 2018 after 16 years in marketing and communications, most recently as Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing at the University of East London.
Samir joined us in 2019, having worked for several international organisations across travel-tech, financial services and consultancy. Samir is experienced in leveraging data and analytics to solve strategic business challenges and will play a leading role developing our internal data capabilities as well as our external intelligence, research and analytics services for clients.
Joining IDP Connect at the end of 2018, Rachel is responsible for people strategy and operations, ensuring we create the best environments for our people to enjoy work, live our values, deliver amazing customer experiences, with great opportunities for personal and career growth. She has over 20 years of experience developing exceptional talent and leading transformation in the digital and technology sectors.
Priyatham joined us in 2005, having worked in the IT industry for 12 years. He heads up operations in India (Chennai and Delhi) including developing our websites, student enrollments, academic records collection, advertising, ecommerce and Newgen sales.