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Ms Vivienne Porter
Founder & CEO – Viv’s International Education Centre (VIEC)
Vivienne Porter created VIEC more than 20 years ago. Since its humble beginnings, she has led VIEC to become one of the most prominent and respected names in the industry. VIEC today is the largest student recruitment network in South Asia.Vivienne’s expertise in international education is unparalleled and spans across business development, student recruitment and academic program management. Vivienne was Director of the International Office at the University of Western Sydney and Deputy Director, International at Griffith University. Vivienne has held position of Director of Studies at Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) and has worked as an accredited IELTS Tester and Administrator.
Mr Vinod Malhotra
Sr. Adviser – South Asia
Vinod started his career with Thomas Cook where he worked for over 17 years managing their finance and administration. In year 1995 he was instrumental in starting IDP Education Australia limited Liaison office in India. He worked there for over 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer. His key role was to look after the financial management of the organisation and to work closely with the CEO in managing the operations, systems, HR activities as well as to capitalise on the opportunities available in the country for expansion, conducting marketing events like road shows, interview sessions etc. He played a key role in establishing IDP India as a subsidiary Company of IDP Australia in year 2006. In year 2010 he joined Kaplan business school, Australia as a senior business consultant. He was looking after developing and maintaining relationships with potential and existing institutional partners and government organizations in the country and sourcing new project work including short-course training opportunities, study tours, consulting projects for the institute. Vinod joined us in March 2011 as Country Director. His current role includes managing HR, administration, business expansion, operations and business development.
Mrs. Kashish Singh
Kashish’s journey started with VIEC more than a decade ago.
She has started as a Visa Manager and gradually with her determination and hard work she was promoted as a General Manager -Visas and Admissions in a short span of time. As GM, she was responsible for Visas and Admission of all the branches of VIEC. She articulated and paved the way for opening up of Canada for Indian students at VIEC. She developed Intra Network system to facilitate all the branches to resolve their issues and queries. Her profile also includes liaising with High Commission /Consulates.
At present, as a Director Operations she is responsible for controlling a large part of the operations and have a hand in virtually every aspect of a business, from setting financial budgets, sorting HR problems, Policy Making Decisions, visas, admission and lot more to ensure an efficient working environment.
Mrs. Sanyukta Salwan
Sanyukta has overall 18 years of work experience with more than 13 years in Education Industry. Beginning from student counseling for Australia with Kaaiser, she moved to Planet EDU as network support person for IDP Student Services project. As a project manager, she successfully managed different projects include Edexcel Examinations, UK, EDUConvEx ; Annual Conference, Cardiff Met South Asia project office, Cambridge English CELTA etc. As a Manager – Marketing and Client Relationship, she is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing all marketing initiatives for VIEC worldwide and supports our various stake holders. She is actively involved in organization on ground activities such as events and road shows and enabling promotional activities through print, television, outdoor and digital media. Her responsibilities in the domain span geographies including India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Sanyukta also acts as the focal point of our partner Universities and Institutes towards linking our regional offices by devising, implementing and analyzing the effectiveness of marketing plans for various cities and countries.
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