After graduating with a BS & MBA from New York, Husain moved to Toronto in 2000 and ever since has been active in the education sector. With many years of solid experience in the Canadian educational ecosystem, Husain is well known for his work on international student enrollment and has received many accolades for promoting international education in the form of partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and has spoken at many education conferences. Having founded the Canada India Education Council (CIEC) in 2003, he plays a key role in driving the internationalization initiatives of Canadian colleges and universities, including more than 15 years organizing international events.
Diwakar Sharma arrived in Canada as an international student decades ago & has been a pioneer in International Education every since. With over 15 years of experience in private & public sectors, he has a vast network and possesses a sound understanding to guide educators, administrators & recruiters in brand building and developing a platform to benefit incoming as well as current international students. Being a published author & sought-after speaker, he has been instrumental in lifting brand Canada by developing and facilitating pathways and partnerships between foreign education providers and Canadian Universities/ colleges. Diwakar brings knowledge and experience essential for developing and managing international recruitment strategies that are both, realistic & practical. Diwakar was most recently the Regional Manager, International Recruitment & Partnerships at Laurier, a mid-sized public university in Ontario. In addition, Diwakar is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and has been helping students, workers and prospective immigrants come to Canada.