Meet our team

ProEd’s staff are university-educated and have extensive experience helping students study abroad. All are committed to ensuring every student they work with builds the strongest profile possible and submits applications that stand out. Competition for top quality universities is intense. Our goal is to guide students through their study abroad journey so they travel it with confidence, knowing each step has been completed to give them the best chance of an offer from their dream school(s). This is our binding commitment.
Cal Barton
President, Global Study
Cal is President of Global Study, the international EdTech and student advisory company that owns ProEd. Global Study’s objective is to develop the world’s most powerful online platform for international students. An initial version of the platform is live and its ongoing development is being informed by Global Study’s counselling operations so it delivers what counsellors and students need. Cal is based in London. An active entrepreneur for 30 years, he has been in international student recruitment since 2019.
Zine El Abidine Rouabhi
General Manager & Lead Counsellor
Zine’s commitment to his own education is clear – he is fluent in four languages: English, Arabic, French and Italian. He graduated from the demanding International Baccalaureate programme and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government. Zine specialises in advising Art & Design students and helps ProEd represent UAL (University of Arts London), the world’s top-rated Art & Design university for undergraduates. Zine also helps students aiming to attend top universities worldwide.
Camilla Tacconis
 Elite Schools Counselor
Camilla offers the best support a student intent on attending an elite university could hope for. Her academic background is outstanding: currently doing a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University. Already achieved: MASt, Physics, Applied Physics, Cambridge University (completed with Merit). MSci Physics, Applied Physics from University College London – ranked first in her cohort. Top student at one of Italy’s most prestigious high schools for three years in a row. Add to this too many awards to name. Camilla has extensive experience helping students get to top schools and she is extremely personable and pleasant. Camilla supports our counsellors in Dubai so students benefit from help locally and from someone attending at working at one of the world’s top universities. An amazing academic and a fantastic counsellor. Cannot recommend Camilla highly enough.
Emmen Ackrim
Student Counsellor
Emmen has an MSc from the London School of Economics and studied in the UK and the US. She has extensive experience counselling students and strong expertise in helping students prepare personal essays and statements. Emmen lives in UK and works in cooperation with our team in Dubai.

Napinder Gill
Development and Operations
Napinder has worked in the education industry since 2015. He was previously the Senior Marketing Consultant for the British Council in Dubai and a representative for St. Lawrence College (Canada) in North India. He understands what universities look for when they select students and works with ProEd’s counsellors to ensure students receive a first-class service so they can make their study abroad journey with confidence.
Bianca Shandurai
Student Coordinator
Bianca has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a KHDA-approved (Dubai’s education regulator) Human Resources Management Professional. Bianca has worked as a student coordinator since 2016, supporting students preparing for and applying to attend university.

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