Director of Client Relations and Business Development, Canada
Uri Carnat is responsible for overseeing IDP activity and growth in Canada, including secondary and post-secondary student-recruitment partnerships and the IDP co-owned IELTS exam.
Before moving to IDP, Uri ran 12 private language centres in Canada and the US. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and educated in Montréal, Québec, he has 10+ years of leadership experience in international education, with a background in operations and financial management, recruitment, and student services.
Luna Das Bangia
Head of Client Relations & Training, Canada
Before joining IDP, Luna was the India Director for U.S.-based Middlebury College. She worked as a Senior Advisor with the US-India Education Foundation and prior to that she spent four years with the Canadian Education Centre (CEC).
Manager - IELTS Operations (Latin America), Marketing (Canada)
CJ supports both the Partner Relations team and the IELTS Operations team to help meet IDP objectives and targets in Canada. CJ is responsible for internal and external communication strategies, event management, branding and marketing strategies for IDP Student Placement and IDP IELTS.
Formerly with the University of Toronto, CJ managed digital marketing and web projects for the School of Continuing Studies. Prior to her work with U of T, CJ spent two and a half years in marketing for The Printing House, and 4 years in event operations for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. CJ is fluent in French and English.
National IELTS Operations Manager, Canada
Geoff comes to IDP most recently from retail giant Target Canada, where he worked as a Senior Business Partner. Prior to his work with Target Canada, Geoff spent 5 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Geoff worked in multiple roles, optimizing business-unit purchasing models, and conducting programs aimed at driving sales and profitability.
With IDP Canada, Geoff will be working to meet company objectives and targets in the IELTS business unit, and leading our existing third-party test centres in expanding operations across the country.
Partner Relations Manager
Rita focuses on developing partnerships and communication strategies to help institutions reach their enrollment goals, and to provide ongoing partner support. She was formerly responsible for assisting with IDP Canada's growth and marketing, and providing ongoing support to both client and network offices.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Rita has been entrusted with various, growing spheres of responsibility during her 10+ years in international education. She has had the opportunity to not only travel extensively but has also resided in Tokyo, Seoul, Frankfurt, New York, and Montreal for several years. Rita speaks English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Communication Management at McMaster University.
Partner Relations Manager
Prem works to foster and maintain positive working relationships with client institutions by providing reliable and consistent support to achieve recruitment targets.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Prem graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a BA in History and Political Science. He later worked as a Student Recruitment Officer for a combined tenure of nearly five years at UWinnipeg and York University. This experience allowed him to travel extensively across Canada and internationally in the UK, Middle East and South Asia where he developed an in-depth knowledge of student recruitment. Prem thoroughly enjoys travel and hopes to one day visit each continent in the world.
IELTS Administrator - IDP Canada National Testing Unit
Ismete Kroi-Malasllani is responsible for the overall operation of the IDP Canada National Testing Unit.
Ismete comes to IDP most recently from Tirana, Albania, where she worked for three years in the role of Test-Centre Administrator for the British Council. In this role, Ismete oversaw the administration of IELTS and UKVI testing, as well as other academic exams.
Born in Albania, Ismete completed her studies in Ontario in the Accounting and Finance field. Prior to her work as a Test-Centre Administrator, she worked in accounting roles for over 8 years in both Canada and Albania.
National IELTS Operations Coordinator
Alex provides day-to-day operational assistance to Canadian IDP Test Centres by acting as a reference for IELTS procedure and as a point of liaison between centres, Cambridge English, and IELTS Central Operations. He also supports business development activities by reporting on market data, test-taker demographics, and competitor activities.
After several years in the language sector – working as Academic Director at a downtown Toronto language school after teaching English in Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Japan – Alex joined IDP in March 2015 as Communications and Operations Coordinator, assisting with event logistics, office management, and content creation for the IDP Global Network and IDP Canada communication channels.
Communications and Operations Coordinator
Mishal supports the day-to-day operations of the IDP Canada office and the Partner Relations Team. She takes the lead in organizing event logistics and creates regular content for the IDP Global Network and IDP Canada communication channels.
A graduate of McGill University, Mishal has 7+ years of experience working in international education and has formerly worked as a student counsellor with IDP in Kuwait.
Deputy IELTS Administrator- IDP Canada National Testing Unit
Shirley is responsible for the management and growth of the IDP IELTS Test Centre, ensuring that the centre operates in strict compliance with globally consistent testing procedures and leading expansion of the testing footprint of the organization.
Prior to joining the IELTS team at IDP Canada, Shirley worked as an IELTS Administrator at the IDP office in Kuwait. She has lived and worked in many countries around the world including India, Kuwait, Canada, Dubai, and the United Kingdom, and brings with her extensive administrative and quality management experience.