Meet The GSP Global Recruitment Team

Team India

Gaurav Kapoor

Director of Recruitment


Gaurav Kapoor -  a commerce graduate from Delhi University has been promoting international education among Indian students since 2006.

He ventured in Australian Education to promote pathways to Australian Universities for Indian students. 

Gaurav also played an important role in building business network for Australian Technical and Management college in India during his stint from 2012-2018.

Shivali Mehendale

Country Manager


Shivali has over 15 years of detailed experience working in the international education industry in India. She has spent several years in hands-on, face-to-face student counselling roles, delivering educational options and outcomes to Indian students wishing to study in Australia. Importantly, for the past 8 years, Shivali has been responsible for marketing and representing an Australian university in India. Using this deep regional operational knowledge and network of agents and influencers in the Indian market and her experience of the Australian education system requirements, Shivali is responsible for the development and management the GSP agent network program for India.

Nikita Gupta

Regional Recruitment Manager


Nikita is a well knitted, tech-savvy, competent, networked individual with the excellent understanding of Overseas Education industry with a rich experience of more than 7 years in Marketing, Operations and Market Research. She is a good communicator with excellent planning & interpersonal skills. She is skilled in managing team to work in sync with set parameters & motivating them for achieving business and individual goals.

Team Nepal

Anil Shrestha

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 


Anil Shrestha is responsible for providing management oversight and responsibility across the organization to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the organization. A self-driven professional with a dynamic background and expertise in handling operations of multinational corporations with strong communication skills, man management, performance optimization, resource allocation & quality assurance skills, Mr. Shrestha joined Global Study Partners after eleven & a half years career at VFS Global, which is the world's largest outsourcing & technology service specialist for governments & their diplomatic missions worldwide. As a SPOC, he had successfully roll out Visa Application Centers for various missions & expand the business in Nepal. Mr. Shrestha is a graduate from Tribhuwan University and has completed his Business Management studies from Kathmandu.

Ashok Shahi

Business Development Manager


I am an efficient and organised person who enjoys challenging and diverse role. My international educational background and rich global experience so far, has enabled me to develop a wealth of knowledge and expertise to advise students/clients on all possible opportunities or hardships that they might have to face. I started working as a international education consultant since 2016 and have participated in the application process at every stage, with the team of professionally qualified and experienced education counsellors and other backend departments, to keep improving the quality of operations and provide the best of the services to students. Also, I have undergone many international training courses to diversify my skills. I joined Global Study Partners in January 2020 as a Business Development Manager. My role is to liaise extensively with recruitment partners and with a number of institutions for the purpose of student recruitment in the countries such as Australia and the UK.

Kritisha Karki

Business Development Manager


Kritisha is detail oriented and keen individual with 3 years of experience in the field of Education consultancy, where she has counselled over hundred students regarding the options for higher education in Australia and New Zealand. Being a Business Studies graduate from Tribhuwan University, she also has worked as marketing head in a project for a year. Young and energetic, best known for her interpersonal skills, she is someone who has actively participated in public speaking opportunities and personality development sessions since her early days. Currently working as a business development manager, her role is to market and represent various study destinations that GSP offers to our recruitment partners and is also responsible for assisting in management of systematic workflow with in the team as well.

Team Thailand

David Shakya

Country Manager


David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is always inquisitive about operating business. Making people understand meticulous details; sharing ideas, knowledge and experience has been his interest. He has been a part of Global Study Partners since early 2016. His involvement in youth clubs like Rotaract for more than a decade, has equipped him with the skills to understand the needs, taste and preferences of University going students. With a fair amount of travel to Australia, US, India and Thailand he has an idea of how life is overseas. Having worked in an Australian company before, he knows about the standard of operation and professionalism required at international arena and how business is operated around the globe.

Team Bangladesh

Faisal Khan

Country Manager


Faisal Khan is the newly appointed Country Manager for the GSP Bangladesh Team. Faisal holds a qualification in a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration from BRAC University. Faisal's career spans more than 8 years in international education.

Team Pakistan

Dr Osamah Qureshi

Director for GSP Pakistan


Dr Osamah Qureshi is Director of GSP Pakistan and has been working for more than a decade for student recruitment. He is the exclusive recruitment partner & country office holder for Global Study Partners and in this capacity is extensively involved in screening of the students, documents checking, linkage activity with Pakistani institutions, keeping partner institutions profile high in this competitive education market.

Team South East Asia

Annie Hua

Regional Recruitment Director

(South East Asia)

Tricia Minh

In-Country Manager


Franz Nazareno

Business Development Manager


Annie has over 6 years of extensive experience in international recruitment in Australia (onshore), Vietnam and South East Asia region in general. She has been a successful institutional representative for many years. Annie has a passion for delivering educational options and outcomes to Vietnamese and Australian students wishing to study in vocational training and higher education. Annie draws on her  significant experience in international recruitment from Australia, Singapore, Canadian and US markets. She is now in charge of expanding our recruitment partner network in South-East Asia and helping secure recruitment of students.

Tricia holds a degree at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute Technology) and has experienced both Vietnamese education and Australian education during high school and university. With experiences of working in the international environment for more than 6 years, specialized in Sales & Marketing, Leadership & Management, she developed strong skills of communication, customer satisfaction and risk management. She passionately brings her strong mindset of “Think global, Act local” together with experiences and knowledge to provide global standardization to local market and customers in other to contribute to their long term success.

Franz is a career-driven marketing and business development professional currently working as GSP'S Business Development Manager. She specializes in processing student visa applications for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Her personal goals is to further expand the market share of the Philippines in the international student placement industry and build stronger relations with our partner countries.

Franz has experience in marketing, sales and business development, and has developed strong skills in market analysis, events management and public relations.

Team Brazil

Team Sri Lanka

Head Office Team

Marilia Busse Simões

Business Development Manager (Brazil)

Sabirah Caffoor

In-Country Manager

(Sri Lanka)

Jessie Horton

Marketing & Product Design Executive 


Marilia has more than 7 years of experience in the international education sector. She has helped hundreds of students to fulfill their dream of living, studying, and working abroad. Marilia lived in Australia for 1 year, where she improved her English and had the opportunity to travel to more than 15 countries. Marilia is very connected to the commercial and marketing area, fascinated by interpersonal relationships and professional challenges to move in search of improvement.

Sabirah Caffoor is the newly appointed country manager for Global Study Partners Sri Lanka  an initiative in conjunction with TAT Capital. Sabirah holds a Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management , Diploma in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in General Business Management. Sabirah’s career spans a decade in  corporate sector  businesses that includes  FMCG, Banking & Financial Services as well as Global Outsourcing. She also has experience working on HR business consultancy projects with  leading organizations in the  Entertainment , Food & Beverage , IT  and Educational  sectors.  

Jessie graduated from the University of Technology Sydney, with a double degree of a Bachelor Product Design with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. Jessie brings her cutting edge approach and innovative creative methods to the GSP Team. Her diverse range of creative and design skills allows her to bring GSP’s ideas to life. Jessie is the go-to person for partners that wish to promote their institution and courses and for all of GSP’s product development concerns.

Head Office Team

Marcel Creed

Vice President Global Sales & Marketing

(Recruitment Partnerships)

Marcel holds a Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education and is passionate about the future of education in an increasingly complicated world. Marcel’s insights have been widely sought on the international education speaking circuit; he has participated in a number of panels, advisory committees and strategic sessions to both State Government and Australian Commonwealth Government. Recently, he worked as Director – International Market Development, in Tribal Group’s Asia Pacific operations. Marcel’s experience compliments GSP’s other executives in building the education, information technology and services industries.

John McPartland

Vice President International

(Institution Partnerships)

John is a globally experienced, highly regarded director of international recruitment for some of the worlds top universities. His recent and relevant experience includes his work as Director International at Trinity College Dublin, Bond University, and La Trobe University, as well as his work as Assistant General Manager in Monash University.

John brings this experience and reputation to bear on university recruitment and engagement process and the GSP Agent and channel development activities.

Nicole Zabbal

Director Global Student Services and Partnerships

(Student Services)

Nicole has over twenty years’ experience in international and onshore education. She has been instrumental in the development of key national education and training initiatives that effect long-lasting social and economic change through learning in TAFE NSW colleges and OTEN. Nicole provides significant insight to GSP partners and students with the appropriate training and guidance through her deep regional operational knowledge and her experience of the Australian education system requirements. Nicole is leading GSP’s commitment to providing our channels accessibility to student services and ensuring they have the right resources and opportunities to succeed globally.