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Paul Taylor – Director, beo

After working for the Japanese Ministry of Education and latterly Panasonic in Japan, Paul established the Nagoya Office for the British Council in 1995 and was responsible for what was the British Council’s largest overseas international education operation in Malaysia until 1999. He established beo in Japan in 2000 and has over 19 years’ work experience in international education and student recruitment, with direct experience in all the top 10 international student recruitment markets.

Cameron Allen – Business Development

Cameron has 13 years' experience working in International Student Recruitment field within UK universities, including Acting Head of International Office at University of East Anglia, International Recruitment Manager at Northumbria University, and Head of International Relations at University of Salford. He left the university sector in 2005 and founded Hands On Education Consultants in Bangkok, Thailand, which grew steadily to become the leading higher-education-focused education consultancy in the country.

Pieter Funnekotter, Thailand Director

Pieter graduated from Trent University (Canada) in Business Administration before working as the South East Asia representative for Bournemouth University for three years. He then moved to Bangkok to work for beo Thailand as the Head of Counselling & Operations Manager, working closely with university partners and students. After four years in this role, he is now the Managing Director of beo’s Thailand operation.