We know what it’s like to be an international student

We understand how important this journey is, and we’re here to
help make sure your experience as an international student is
everything you want it to be

Meet our Leadership Team

DARYL FONG

Chief Operating Officer

Daryl’s introduction to education started in 1987, and since then he has made a mark heading several notable student counselling and migration organisations all over the world. His stellar career saw Daryl travel all over the greater South East Asian region, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East in setting up offices, training staff, instituting operational excellence and maximising revenue on behalf of a number of leading organisations within the international student placement industry.

Daryl holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from Singapore Polytechnic, a M.Sc. (Operations Research) from Sheffield Hallam University, a B.Sc. (Honours) in Pure and Applied Mathematics from University of Tasmania and is an associate member of the Australian Mathematical Society.

DARYL FONG

Chief Operating Officer

Daryl’s introduction to education started in 1987, and since then he has made a mark heading several notable student counselling and migration organisations all over the world. His stellar career saw Daryl travel all over the greater South East Asian region, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East in setting up offices, training staff, instituting operational excellence and maximising revenue on behalf of a number of leading organisations within the international student placement industry.

Daryl holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from Singapore Polytechnic, a M.Sc. (Operations Research) from Sheffield Hallam University, a B.Sc. (Honours) in Pure and Applied Mathematics from University of Tasmania and is an associate member of the Australian Mathematical Society.

DARYL FONG

Chief Operating Officer

Daryl’s introduction to education started in 1987, and since then he has made a mark heading several notable student counselling and migration organisations all over the world. His stellar career saw Daryl travel all over the greater South East Asian region, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East in setting up offices, training staff, instituting operational excellence and maximising revenue on behalf of a number of leading organisations within the international student placement industry.

Daryl holds a Certificate in Business Analytics from Singapore Polytechnic, a M.Sc. (Operations Research) from Sheffield Hallam University, a B.Sc. (Honours) in Pure and Applied Mathematics from University of Tasmania and is an associate member of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Message from our Director

Our Director, Sonu Agrawal, knows that your success is the key to his business.
That’s why he goes above and beyond to ensure the process runs smoothly, and he has
worked hard to build a reputation that’s unsurpassed in the industry.

When you come to Nerd, you will get the guidance you need to make the best choice for your future.

Nerd  was founded with a passion for helping international students access global study opportunities. Our Founder and Managing Director, Sonu Agrawal, as well as almost all our team members, have at one point in their lives been an international student.

Nerdhas been in operation for 13 years and its footprint spans 29 cities in 9 countries with over 400 team members that speak 21 different languages. In its quest to be future ready, AECC Global has invested in establishing a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) as its Digital Marketing and Technology arm.

We have always been committed to the cause of ethical counselling and take pride in it. Our team of accredited experts can not only assist with education and migration advice that combines personal, first-hand experience with unbiased and honest guidance but also with advice on how to navigate essential services you will need while living outside of your home country.

Our objective is to go beyond just student placements. We strive to be enablers of your study abroad journey and are committed to making a real contribution to the success of each international student from their very first step. There is nothing we enjoy more than finally welcoming you to your new life in a new country.

We are proud of our consistent student placement record in top universities across the globe and invite you to be our next success story.

SONU AGRAWAL

Founder and Managing Director