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Saurabh Baid  

“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.

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Board of Advisors


Steve Herbert

Australia    

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Mark Shay

USA     

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Ines Sastre Brcic
 

Australia   

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Country Director (India)


Prem Ratan Baid 

  

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Core Team Members (India)


Ashish Mathur

Operations Manager     

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Apala Bhattacharya

Senior Client Relations Manager    

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Ajay Bhatia
 

Business Head Gujarat   

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Sunita Jha

Business Head Punjab     

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Sandeep Reddy

Business Head Telangana    

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      Saurabh Baid  

      “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 2005 that is today recognised as one of the most successful and fastest growing education agencies globally.

      So now, I introduce my newest brainchild, Study Square, upheld by my 14 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. We aim 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, we uphold the values of expertise, ethics, honestly and passion in providing best service to our students and strategic partners. My dedicated team takes great pride in guiding our students every step of the way and making the daunting process of university enrolments as seamless as possible.

      From a place of empathy, I advice our students to simply take the first step in realising 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.”

       

      Steve Herbert

      Advisor (Australia)     

      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.

       

       

      Mark Shay

      Advisor (USA)    

      Mark Shay is a business leader with 30 years of successful history in helping higher education institutions recruit, retain and better serve students. He has built several companies on his own and been a key executive in several other early stage ventures.

      He has been known as an innovator for developing products like GradSchools.com, 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.

       

       

      Ines Sastre Brcic

      Legal Advisor   

      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.

       

       

      Prem Ratan Baid 

      Country 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.

       

       

      Ashish Mathur 

      Operations Manager       

      Mr. Mathur is working as a sr. Manager - operations india & client relations usa at study square. At study square, he has been involved in business operations and crm trainings and development. Before joining study square, he has worked with educational brands like jamboree education, the princeton review - manya abroad, cl educate as a business partner, business head, academic head, city head and is backed with an enriched experience of 18 years in education industry. He was holding the first sub-franchisee of manya abroad - the princeton review of india in jaipur. He has learned certificates for masters college admissions and u.S. College admissions process. He is a certified trainer and program presenter from the princeton review. He also has played a role of aptitude trainer for exams like gmat, gre, sat & act.

       

       

      Apala Bhattacharya 

      Senior Client Relations Head       

      Ms. Bhattacharya is working as a senior manager - client relations australia & new zealand. She is a bachelor in IT. Begore joining study square she was working as an associate consultant & country manager (AUS/NZ) with the chopra’s (TC global). She is backed with the enriched experience of 17 years in education industry in the domain of operations, client relations, strategic management, training, visa counseling & product marketing.

       

       

      Ajay Bhatia 

      Business Head Gujarat       

      Mr. Bhatia has done MBA from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Diploma in IT from Wellington Polytechnic Institute, New Zealand and Diploma in Software Development from AUSTECH - Chandigarh. With IDP education as a branch manager - Surat. Mr. Bhatia has worked in companies VIZ.

      OECC Pvt. Ltd as a head – North India., WDIC International Education Consul-tants ltd as an assistant vice president (marketing, operations & sales) Chandigarh, Minaar education consultants ltd as a regional manager - Hoshiarpur, and WWICS ltd. As a branch manager - Amritsar, Trivandrum and Chandigarh. He is backed with the enriched working experience of around 17 years in the industry.

       

       

      Sunita Jha 

      Business Head Punjab       

      Ms. Jha has done PGDBM in human resources from symbiosis Pune, she has done bachelors in science from Allahabad University. She was associated with IDP education India Pvt. Ltd. As branch manager. Ms. Jha has worked in companies Viz. Canam Consultants Ltd as regional manager, Oceanic Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana as branch manager, ALTOS Advisory Service Ltd., HSBC Electronic Data Processing Pvt. Ltd. She is backed with the enriched working experience of around 12+ years in the industry.

       

       

      Sandeep Reddy 

      Business Head Punjab       

      Mr. Reddy is working as a Sr. Manager client relations - UK & Europe at Study Square. He has done post graduate diploma in International Business Management from university of East London and B.Tech from Jawahar Lal University. Before joining at Study Square, he was associated with IDP Hyderabad as a manager – UK & Europe. He has also worked with Elite Overseas Education & Immigration Services Private Limited, Hyderabad as a manager operations & counseling. Mr. Reddy is certified British council UK Consultant & certified New Zealand specialist agent by education New Zealand. He is backed with the enriched working experience of around 12 years in the industry.