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.
Ajay Shukla
Managing Director
Ajay has a PhD in Education Management and years of experience in the education sector. For eight years he was the MD, South Asia for noted publishing and education services company McGraw Hill. For four years he was the CEO of International Horizons College. Since July 2019, he has managed student counselling operations in Dubai overseeing teams that have placed hundreds of students in their dream universities. He oversees ProEd’s team as Middle East/South Asia Managing Director for ProEd’s owner, Global Study.
Greta Carlson
Senior Counsellor
Greta is a graduate of Michigan State University (ranked 106 in the world  by Times Higher Education 2023) with a degree in Political Science. She has worked in various capacities in the international student sector and in student pastoral care. Greta is passionate about helping students find their best education path and has extensive experience with the admissions processes in the most popular destination countries.
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.
Zine El Abidine Rouabhi
Education 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.
Karan Singh
Admissions Manager
Karan has been counselling since 2017 and has personally placed more than 300 students at universities in Canada and the USA. He works between Canada and Dubai counselling students and supporting his colleagues with applications to Canadian and American schools. Karan studied at Simon Fraser University near Vancouver and is well versed in the college and university systems in Canada and the USA. He speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi fluently
Subhabrata Datta
Education Counsellor
Subhabrata has an MBA from ESC Pau in France. He has worked in overseas education consulting since 2016 with extensive experience in counselling, profile building, admissions applications and visa assistance. Subhabrata has a British Council Agent certificate and a similar qualification from Education New Zealand.
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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