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OUR TEAM
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Sonia leads our offshore initiatives, with more than 20 years of experience in consulting and implementation of strategy, risk and governance models. Sonia's insight into the corporate world proves invaluable to our clients' education and career plans

 

Sonia first arrived in Australia to complete her high school and subsequently attained her degree from the University of Western Australia.  Sonia also completed her MBA from Deakin University, specialising in Strategy and Planning before taking up lead roles in setting up and implementing business and governance structures.

Sonia is well-traveled, having lived and work in various cities in Asia and Australia and speaks fluently in 5 different languages. She is instrumental in setting up Blue Education's international operations as well as building relationships with strategic partners.

Sonia is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia, a Chartered Accountant in Malaysia. She is also a Certificated Business Continuity Professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute, US.  Sonia still enjoys traveling in and around Asia to implement risk and governance frameworks as well as conduct training for senior management and directors of public listed companies.

Executive Director

SONIA ONG

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Dato' Yatina is our Strategic Advisor for Special Projects. Her forte is helping students who wish to pursue Higher Degree Research involving unique supervised research projects, such as Masters by Research or Philosophy, or a Doctoral degree (Professional Doctorate or a PhD).

Prior to this, Dato' Yatina is a seasoned senior corporate with 20 years of experience with public listed companies, business start-ups and non-profits. Her industry experiences include the automotive, biotech, health and fitness, IT, properties and media. With sound experience and skills for successful public relations, government liaison and business partnership development, Dato' Yatina leverages a wide network of professionals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia; working closely with government officials promoting government-to-government relationships and economic harmonisation.

 

In addition to her Accounting and Finance Degree from the U.K, Dato’ Yatina completed her Masters in Education and postgraduate studies in Secondary Education in Australia.

 

Upon special requests, Yatina helps our clients in  the preparation of Academic IELTS and PTE.

Strategic Advisor, Special Process

DATO' YATINA TAN SRI YAHAYA

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Davinder (or “Goldy”) is one of our Registered Migration Counsellor, Solicitor and Immigration Lawyer.  Davinder typically helps our clients in investment visas, business sponsored visas and other complex matters in relation to immigration matters.

Goldy’s recent academic accolade was his Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2019 along with his Graduate Diploma of Migration Law and Practice in 2015. Davinder holds a legal practice certificate from the legal practice board of WA. 

Davinder is also admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Before entering the legal profession, Davinder owned and managed retail businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia where he is a citizen in both countries.

Davinder is fluent in three languages, English, Punjabi and Hindi. 

Registered Migration Agent MARN: 1575796  I

Solicitor I Immigration Lawyer

DAVINDER BHOGAL

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Mansheel comes with many success stories for clients requiring Business Migration, Skilled Migration, Family/Parent Visa,  Partner Visa and Resident Return Visa. 

Mansheel is also a Solicitor in New South Wales, as well as an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia, having had 30 years of legal experience.

Mansheel completed high school at Pembroke School in Adelaide.  The lure of the theater scene caused her to move to Melbourne where she graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and an LL.B from Monash University.  She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), an accredited Mediator, as well as a Notary Public.

Mansheel speaks English, Malay, Indonesian, Punjabi and Hindi.

Registered Migration Agent MARN: 1792472 I  Solicitor

MANSHEEL KAUR

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Nino comes with a strong background as an academician and a researcher who understands the Australian education system and migration law.  Over the last decade, Nino has helped many African students come to Australia in pursuit of quality education and work experience.

 

Nino has travelled and worked in over 25 African countries, has an excellent knowledge about the education, social and economic environment of most African countries. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, he is able to counsel prospective students and migrants on courses, career options and living in Australia.

Nino holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Ghana and a Master of Professional Marketing from Edith Cowan University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Migration Law from Murdoch University.


Nino speaks fluently in English and conversational French.

Regional Director (Ghana) I Registered Migration Agent MARN: 0959773

NINO SEKYERE-BOAKYE

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Arwinder is one of our Registered Migration Agent, and brings to the team, successful cases in Employer Sponsored Program (Standard Business Sponsor approvals and compliance, Employer Nominations and Visas for Temporary Work and Permanent visas), Skilled Migration Program (Skilled Independent, Skilled Nominated and Skilled Regional Provisional visas), Family Migration (Spouse/De Facto, Contributory Parent), Temporary Short Stay and Long Stay Visas, Training Visas, Student Visas, Medical Visas, Visitors, NOICC’s and Administrative Appeals Tribunal matters.

 

Prior to this, Arwinder has held major roles in the public and private sectors.  He had also led in research, planning and designing academic programmes for vocational and higher education institutes.

 

Arwinder holds a Bachelor in Computer Science deom GND University, Amritsar and has a Master of Engineering from the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor at Deakin University, Geelong.

 

Arwinder is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Registered Migration Agent MARN: 1574550

ARWINDER PAL SINGH

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Hana is an integral member of the Blue family. She works closely ​with the team in Australia and the rest in our offshore offices.

Hana comes with strong administrative and event management skills, having worked in investment and development firms in the past. She started out at Blue as an intern and progressed with the role of administrative assistant.

 

Hana has been with Blue for many years now and is well versed with the process requirements for programme enrolments and student visas.​  Hana is also a trainer within the team and is the 'go-to' person for latest changes in the process guidelines.

Hana is based in Indonesia and travels frequently to Australia for meetings and team activities. She is well-versed in English and is fluent in her native language, Indonesian.  Hana also serves as a translator and interpreter for students from Indonesia and Malaysia for short-terms study tours and immersion programmes. 

Executive Assistant

HANA HURSEPUNY

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Minami Sakamoto is one of our Associate Counsellors based in Japan.  She is currently completing her studies in World Liberal Arts at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.

 

Minami first arrived in Australia to study English. She then attached herself as an intern at Blue and since then, have grown to be part of the family.  Minami's experience as an intern and a counsellor have helped her tremendously in improving her English language skills, and prepare her for her final year at university.

 

Minami has always been passionate about traveling and learning new cultures and languages.  She has been to France and New York through educational tours.  With her experience, she is able to relate with international students who are away from their home country and family. 

Minami currently supports her clients in Japan who are interested to pursue the 'Australian' experience through learning English, living with homestay families and gaining work opportunities in Australia.

Associate Counsellor, Japan

MINAMI SAKAMOTO

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