Patrick van Rooyen
Chairman of the Board
Patrick van Rooyen is the Board Chairman of the World Education Group, Chief Executive Officer of GoGlobal Education, the Executive Chairman of International Pathway Programs Corporation and an advisor to a number of international universities. All are US based corporations, providing a range of services through international partnerships and unique global educational linkages. In 2015, Patrick completed a six-year contract in establishing and successfully building a billion-dollar Australian public company in the US, a global leader in international student programs. Patrick’s work in the USA during 2008-2015 launched the company in the USA and established the first five major university partnerships. As the General Manager of the corporation and during his six-year leadership role, 2,500 international students were recruited for US university partners and a range of new dynamic programs created. The project had an estimated positive economic impact in the USA of over $250 million in those six years.
As the Chairman of the Board of World Education Group, one of a few US certified international recruitment companies, World Education Group has recently developed a range of new projects in China, the UAE, India, Greece, and South East Asia in conjunction with partner universities. In 2019 he launched a new pathway program partnership in conjunction with a major US university system. In a challenging and testing period for international recruitment in the USA, his international linkages have enabled his group of US corporations to build a unique model of international university partnerships that are projected to recruit over 1,000 international students in the 2020-2022 timeframe and create new opportunities for university partners.
Chief Operating Officer
Vanessa brought over 15 years of experience in customer service and management when she joined World Education Group over 6 years ago. She has helped hundreds of international students with their goal of studying in the US, as well as manages business operations. Her ability to assess student credentials, find the right-fit program, as well as work directly with university admissions departments and sub-agent relations, has been an asset to World Education Group as we work to internationalize US university campuses.
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