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OUR TEAM

Our team boasts over a decade of individual experience, offering complete study abroad solutions.

Board Members

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Saurabh Baid

Founder & Managing Director

“No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.” – Roy Bennett

I came to Australia in 2005 as an ordinary student with great ambition. When I look back to my journey from deciding to study in Australia, right till the time I enrolled in an MBA course at La Trobe University, there is a sense of familiarity with fellow students who endured similar doubts and dilemmas on their journeys. I also think of those who were unable to find the means to bridge the gap to fulfil their ambitions.

This was the catalyst in founding my career’s first education agency in 2008 that is today recognized as one of the most successful and fastest growing education agencies globally.

I now introduce my newest brainchild, Study Square, upheld by my 16
 years of industry experience and driven towards making our student’s global education dream a reality. I believe that with the right guidance and assistance, every student can secure the golden opportunity to study at the universities best suited to them. Aiming to make their dreams come true through our ethical partnerships with the best education providers across Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, US & UK. As a member of NAFSA & QEAC, upholding the values of expertise, ethics, honestly and passion in providing best service to students and strategic partners. My dedicated team takes great pride in guiding students every step of the way and making the daunting process of university enrolments as seamless as possible.

From a place of empathy, I advise students to simply take the first step in realizing their dreams. To the parents, I ask to have trust and faith in their child’s aspirations and to be the pillar of unwavering support they need.

I also take a moment to give thanks to the universities who have partnered with us and broadened their access to thousands of students to further their global education.

And finally, on a hopeful note to fellow education providers, let us do our best to work in harmony and contribute towards the betterment of our students with an honest guidance and feedback system.

After
-all, as wisely said by Mitt Romney, “Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.”

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Steve Herbert

Advisory Board

The Hon. Steve Herbert has been a member of the Australian Parliament for multiple terms. In 2004 he was appointed Minister for Training and Skills, the first-ever state Minister for International Education in Victoria, Australia.

Under his Ministerial guidance, International Education in Victoria expanded significantly. Steve has been directly responsible for a major transformation of apprenticeships and training. He has overhauled and transformed the vital TAFE sector and was responsible for modernizing University governance. Steve has advised governments at both a State and a Commonwealth level.

In 2002, he was appointed as the chair of the inaugural all-party Parliamentary Education and Training Committee. He has also served as the Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Skills and as the Shadow Minister or the Teaching Profession.

At Study Square, Steve brings his expertise and in
-depth knowledge in Australian education and will contribute towards long term strategies and solutions with the aim to strengthen brand and its foot-print.

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Ines Sastre Brcic

Advisory Board

Ines experience is diverse and has been known for her commitments to clients with integrity and results achieved by embracing agile practices with the respect they deserve. She has helped entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas by providing advice and guidance in business law. Her work ethic, values, drive, motivation, and adaptability cultivated during her practice have been integrated into the foundation of Study Square. Ines is our legal advisor embracing everything that’s is best for us in terms of conserving resources, preventing claims, and resolving the coverage disputes that do arise effectively and efficiently. Saurabh and Ines have been very good friends from the last couple of years which has made a difference in sharing valuable and meaningful experiences for years to come.

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Mark Shay

Advisory Board

Mark Shay is a business leader with 31 years of success in helping higher education institutions recruit, retain, and better serve students. He has built several companies independently and been a key executive in several other early stage ventures. He has been known as an innovator for developing products like GradSchools.com, and StudyAbroad.com, creating international student recruiting solutions for agents and universities, and his consulting expertise in areas of sales and marketing. Over the past decade, he has worked to bring several agents to the US market including IDP Education, QS Advance, etc. He was the first agent representative to serve as a Board member of AIRC and has been a strong proponent of the use of agents as a standard practice in international student recruitment. Mark helped Study Square develop its initial portfolio of US institutions and as an Advisor remains a connection between the company and the American higher education sector.

Leadership Teams

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Prem Ratan Baid

Director (India)

Prem holds a graduate degree in Commerce and has extensive experience of over 25+ years in managing multiple businesses across the country. Prem is a great negotiator and moderator with a mastery of building relationships with all stakeholders. His determination and go-to-person approach have made him one of the most resourceful personalities. In his downtime, he enjoys working for society and contributing to community work. Prem has been appointed as the Country Director (India) at Study Square and is responsible for the expansion of Study Square offices across each state in India.

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Sujata Sherpa

Business Head (Nepal)

Ms. Sujata Sherpa is working at Study Square as the Business Head of Nepal and plays a crucial role in developing strategies to capture a higher market share, liaising and organizing trainings with various institutes, along with the overall sales and marketing performance in Nepal. She has completed her Bachelors’ in Political Science from North Bengal University.

With over 19 years of experience in the International education recruitment sector, she exhibits great competence in Student Recruitment, Networking, Operations, Client Relations and Strategic Management. Early on in her career, she has worked with Reliance Telecom, Siliguri and Cluny Women’s College, Kalimpong, in India. Prior to joining Study Square, she was General Manager of PAC ASIA Study Abroad – Nepal, contributing greatly to their leadership position in Nepal.

Ms. Sujata is also a QEAC and TITI Certified Education Counsellor.

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Ashish Mathur

Associate Director Operations (India)

Mr. Mathur is working as a Senior Manager – Operations India & Client Relations USA at Study Square where along with managing the business operations and CRM training and development of the team, he is also responsible for creating and nurturing partnerships with institutions in the USA for student placement. He has a degree in the Bachelor of Science from Rajasthan University.

He has amassed a credible experience of 19 years while working with the likes of Jamboree Education, CL Educate Ltd serving varying roles of a Business partner, Business Head, Academic Head, City Head. At The Princeton Review – Manya Abroad, he bagged their first sub
-franchise for India in Jaipur.

Mr. Mathur has earned certificates for Masters College Admissions and U.S. College Admissions process and is also a certified trainer and program presenter from the Princeton Review.

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Finance Head (India)

Neeharika Makhijani

Ms. Makhijani has completed her Bachelors in Commerce from H.R. College, Mumbai and holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from the acclaimed Cardiff University, United Kingdom and currently working as a Finance Head- India at Study Square.

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