A Mauritian student who set off to China 12 years ago to pursue tertiary education. During his academic timeline in Wuhan University, he ventured on the business side by opening a restaurant that he ran for almost 5 years. He also served as an intern at international organizations such as the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the United Nations Office at Geneva. His experiences in China and across the world boosted his entrepreneur skills and broaden his horizons. He recently also opened a retail grocery store in Wuhan and a travel agency in Mauritius. He aims to venture even further and wish to facilitate more avenues for students from the African continent to make their mark in the world and bring our African countries among the leading nations. He believes that “Going Abroad” simply “Broadens the mind and boost entrepreneurship” thus his advice for the new African Generation is to “Go Broad”
Ulrich Dedo General Manager / Co-Founder
Obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Wuhan University, one of the top five universities in China. He is currently an entrepreneur and co-founder of ZANDU Enterprise, a start-up company building bridge between African countries and China. Original from Benin and have 8 years of experiences of studying and and working in china, he had a great sens of business relationship with local and international companies in many industries such as finance, energy, international, trading and education. Now pursuing a business degree in one of the most prestigious school in the world Hult International Business school.
Amanda Oliva Marketing Director
Amanda is a Filipino-American born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She has her Bachelors degree in Linguistics and Sales from the University of Washington and is receiving her Master in International Business at Hult International Business School in Shanghai. She has lived in five countries including Italy, Colombia, Australia, China, and the United States. From her travels she has become a passionate advocate for studying abroad and strives to be the bridge in getting students where they want to go. Her interests involve sustainability within modern agriculture, and raising awareness for children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Gamaliel Martinez USA Regional Consultant
He has a Bachelor degree in Foreign Languages: French language and literature from University of Puerto Rico. While achieving his bachelor degree, he did 2 exchange programs (Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and Universit de Rennes 2, Rennes, France), an internship in hospitality at Walt Disney World and a volunteer program in Israel. Currently, He is living in Shanghai pursing his Master Degree in International Business at Hult Business School. Mr. Martinez has been working in human resources since 2014 as a Recruitment Coordinator for hotels and restaurants in USA. He believes that opportunities come into your way only one time in life, for that reason it is important to take advantage of those opportunities and make the most of them. He is passionate to encourage younger generations to go global; “The most precious treasure in life is to discover the world”.
Kamal Gasanov CIS Regional Consultant
Originally from Russia and currently pursuing his degree at Yaroslavl State Medical University. In his lifetime, Kamal did 2 exchange programs: one was in Brighton, England, UK while another one in Valetta College on island of Malta. This enabled Kamal to get very broad knowledge of living and working environment in Europe. Future career is very clear for him, and he determined it long time ago. However, even earlier he realized that his main purpose of life is helping people achieving their goals. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Rita Yu Marketing & Design
Originally from China, “Designing is key of my life. Its let me see the vast world.” Design for the real world, do not waste the earth’s resources is her main goal and she also believes everyone is designer just you don't know . Due to her 2 and half year of study abroad experience, she has developed an adequate ability to work in an international team environment. Strong communication skill to know her clients’s real need. She has good design skills and prefer work with someone on long term then changing every time. Experience with social media marketing and in charge of the company social media communication.
João Paulo Veloso Notini LATAM Regional Consultant
João Paulo is a Brazilian currently pursuing his MIB at Hult International Business School in Shanghai. Before continuing his studies in China he did an exchange program to the US and got his International Relations Bachelor’s degree in Brazil. He had +1 and a half year of experience as an intern in the international executive education area, and all this background continues to expose him to many cross cultural experiences. Education for João is universal, and he believes that everyone should have the opportunity to break down barriers and share knowledge within different cultures.