IDP Education appoints Harmeet Pental as the Chief Operating Officer

Top Quote IDP Education, a world-leading international education services provider and a proud co-owner of IELTS, has announced the appointment of Harmeet Pental as its Chief Operating Officer. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 12, 2017 - In this new role, Harmeet will drive the company’s operations across South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and the Americas as well as managing the company’s customer and operational improvement projects.

    The appointment comes as IDP, an ASX-listed company, embarks on a company-wide digital transformation.

    Announcing the appointment, Andrew Barkla, IDP Chief Executive Officer, said:
    “IDP has defined a bold vision to build the world’s leading platform and connected community for international students. Harmeet’s appointment comes as we begin to deliver on this vision. Over the last eight years, Harmeet has demonstrated exceptional leadership across our network. In this new position, Harmeet will play a key role in the digital transformation of our organisation which will enable us to help more students around the world achieve their international study and career goals.”

    Harmeet first joined IDP in March 2009 as the Regional Director for South Asia with his scope of responsibilities increasing significantly during his tenure.

    Harmeet’s appointment has created new leadership opportunities within IDP’s South Asia team.

    Piyush Kumar, previously IDP’s Country Director for India, has been promoted to Regional Director for South Asia.

    Bhavesh Jain, previously South Asia Chief Financial Officer, has joined IDP’s global finance operations and will take on a new role as the Director of Global Financial Planning and CFO of IDP’s Shared Services.

    Raja Sood, previously Director Marketing (South Asia) has been promoted as Director -Global Marketing Operations to support the delivery of IDP’s digital transformation strategy.

    About IDP Education
    IDP is a world leader in international student placement services. With a network of over 100 international student placement centres, IDP has a global presence in more than 30 countries. IDP is an ASX listed company that is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities.

    For close to 50 years, IDP has played a major role in international education by offering comprehensive counselling services to students seeking to study in quality institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand.

    IDP is a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System). IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Since its launch in 1989, IELTS has become the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration purposes.

    IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 10,000 organisations worldwide. Over three million tests were taken around the world in the last 12 months.

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