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Meet our Business Development - Asia Pacific Team





Director, Asia Pacific

Nick leads a team that promotes Seneca College in the Asia Pacific region by participating in International Education Fairs and seminars. They also visit high schools, colleges, universities and language schools. The Asia Pacific team focuses on recruiting students, as well as identifying potential partner institutions to create joint educational partnerships with Seneca such as exchange or study abroad programs. In addition, his team develops the Seneca brand, promotes Seneca programs, and establishes short term/contract training opportunities for Seneca in the Asia Pacific region.  

The Asia Pacific region also offers an annual Summer English Camp Program to give international students a chance to experience Seneca’s excellent learning environment, state of the art educational equipment, and the exceptional teaching skills of the faculty.  Currently, there are more than 2,500 students from the Asia Pacific region studying at Seneca.      

Nick was a professional classical musician in China before he immigrated to Canada in 1990.  He plays bassoon and saxophone with various ensembles and orchestras in Toronto during his free time. Nick speaks English, Mandarin and Russian.


Associate Director

Patrick has been working at Seneca International for more than 20 years, playing a leading role in student recruitment within the Asia Pacific region. He organizes events such as student seminars and agent training in both Canada and Asia Pacific countries. Patrick frequently travels for business to China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and other Southeast countries to take part in various international education fairs and conferences in the region. He leads the development and support of agents in the Asia Pacific Region while remaining a Seneca contact person for the Chinese government.

Patrick graduated from Seneca’s International Business diploma program. Prior to studying at Seneca, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration. Patrick worked for the Chinese central government for 10 years before moving to Canada.


Business Development Manager

Damon is the newest member of the Asia Pacific team and will be focusing on the Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos markets.  Before joining Seneca International, Damon worked as a student recruitment advisor and regional business developer at a private University based in Vancouver. In this role, he has directly recruited hundreds of international students.  In addition, he has attended education fairs, organized agent training and student recruitment seminars, and developed relationships with key agents in South East Asian markets.

Prior to working in the education industry, Damon was an accountant/auditor for over 12 years, taking on various roles in finance, mortgages, and sales. During this period, he had the opportunity to live and work in Canada, California and Vietnam where he has developed invaluable contacts, experience, and skills working with different cultures, people and organizations.

Damon graduated from the University of Waterloo, where he achieved a Bachelor Degree with honours in the Chartered Accountancy co-op program. He also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting from the same institution.  In his spare time, Damon enjoys travelling, fitness, and is an avid foodie. Damon looks forward to meeting you in an upcoming education fair and welcoming you to Seneca College in the near future.


Business Development Manager

Hana studied Accounting at Seneca as an international student while being actively involved in different roles at the College, such as a student ambassador, orientation leader, SMILE mentor and alumni committee member.  She joined the team as a Business Development Manager- Asia Pacific, after having gained international work experience in Korea and Japan. Hana manages marketing activities and partnerships, especially in Japan and Vietnam. Hana is looking forward to developing business opportunities with Laos and Cambodia. She speaks English, Korean, Japanese and Spanish, and is currently studying two more languages

Having always loved getting to know people and different cultures, Hana enjoys promoting Canadian education to international students, and sharing her own experience at Seneca. She welcomes tips on the tastiest restaurants and most interesting things to do in your city when she travels there.


International Liaison

Joy works as an International Student Recruiter for the South Korean market. She joined the International Department in 1998 while still studying at Seneca. She currently develops the marketing strategy for the South Korean market, attends educational fairs, helps students with their inquiries, visits South Korean universities & colleges, and corresponds with agencies and host delegations. Joy promotes Seneca's programs to students/parents in South Korea, as well as Seneca's career training and development process.  Joy also enjoys helping students to adapt to their new life in Canada, and guides them towards pursuing the skills they need for their career goals. 

Joy studied in the Hospitality Management and Liberal Arts diploma program at Seneca and then transferred to Brock University.    She began working at Seneca as a volunteer, and she always encourages her students to get involved in on/off campus activities while building relationships with staff and faculty members. She attributes her success to Seneca's career oriented programs and the kindness of the International student staff who have always encouraged her.

"Dream big and achieve it here at Seneca," says Joy .




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Kathy Xiang is a 15-year member of the Seneca College community. She works as a Support Service Officer for the Asia Pacific region, overseeing such countries as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. She is performing a variety of work including: recruitment, student support, agent support, translation, delegation hosting, and joint venture management. She was also recently named Associate Director of the Confucius Institute.

Kathy is a Seneca graduate. She obtained further certification in translation through Seneca’s Language Interpreter Training program and the Across Languages Interpreter certification.  Kathy has also completed certification in Seneca’s Excellence in Educating Adults program. And, furthering her academic skills, she is currently completing the Queen’s University International Educator Training program. Kathy also holds a Bachelor’s degree from China’s prestigious Huazhong University of Science and Technology. During her time in China, she spent 10 years teaching in colleges and universities. Following her teaching career, she held various administrative management positions in business and industry and managed her own translation and educational services company. Kathy speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. 


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Office Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Urmila is the Office Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Region supporting the Director, Nick Huang and the Associate Director, Patrick Zheng by managing the daily activities of the Asia Pacific office.  Urmila manages and assists agencies and students from the Asia Pacific Region (China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan & Thailand). In addition, she oversees and coordinates recruitment event activities and assists recruiters and Directors with meetings for international conferences. Urmila also coordinates International business travel for Seneca’s senior administrators, faculty & staff.  

Urmila’s role also involves hosting English summer groups from China, and hosting delegations from the Asia Pacific Regions. She also offers support to Central Services and International Students Services.

Urmila is a graduate of Seneca College, and has a Diploma in Human Resource Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University in Business Management. After graduating from Ryerson University, Urmila joined Seneca College in 1998, and joined the Seneca International team in 2012.