Our team

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DENNIS VLASIN

chief executive officer (CEO)

Good to see you here, dear friend! Let me introduce myself – my name is Dennis.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I started my professional education in Russia, studying computer science and management.
Later I worked hard marketing and development a variety of brands in Eastern Siberia and Moscow.
For a time I got some experience in the field of tourism and business development in South-East Asia, and then headed the office of tourist agency in Moscow. Here, in New Zealand, I’ve been doing marketing, brand management and direct work with clients for more than a year.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I like to work, to create, to discover new horizons. I really appreciate the professionalism, and therefore I am very demanding on myself. In business relationship and partnership, I pay great attention to honesty and competence. Being a very sociable person, Because of their sociability, I am always open to negotiations and am happy to help people who need this help.

HOBBY

My curiosity drives me to many different parts of the world, so I love to travel and share my experiences. Besides, I am fond of sport, play football and go in for active kinds of sport. In addition to this, I love good books that make people better and expand horizons.

MY DREAMS

I aim to benefit and be as effective as possible, whatever I do. And making people happy and smiling is my favourite task.


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АННА СОЛОДКОВА

МЕНЕДЖЕР ПО РАЗВИТИЮ

Здравствуйте! Меня зовут Анна, и я являюсь представителем Kiwi Education в Москве.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Закончила институт по экономической специальности. На последних курсах института заинтересовалась логистикой, и по окончанию ВУЗа благополучно проработала в этой области 2 года. В результате поняла, что логистика в теории и на практике – не соответствуют друг другу, поэтому убрала этот пункт из списка того, чем бы я хотела заниматься. Далее был 3-х летний опыт продаж в нефте-газовой промышленности. И затем я отправила себя на полугодовые курсы английского языка в Новой Зеландии, что в корне перевернуло мои представления во многих сферах и изменило жизненный путь. Теперь я представитель компании Kiwi Education и с удовольствием буду оказывать помощь в достижении Ваших целей.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Нет ничего невозможного. Если что-то не получилось, значит, ты или не хотел, или испугался.

HOBBY

Я человек, который редко сидит на месте. Люблю проводить время активно, занимаясь спортом и путешествиями, зачастую их совмещая.

MY DREAMS

Мечтаю, чтобы мои желания все чаще становились явью, и я все больше убеждаюсь, что НЕТ НИЧЕГО НЕВОЗМОЖНОГО. Мечтаю иметь отменное здоровье, достаточно энергии и сил для исполнения желаний своих и чужих.


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ELENA TURUNKINA

CLIENT MANAGER

Hello! My name is Elena and I am pleased to welcome you to our website.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

There are only two passions in my life – music and English. And even when I graduated from the Law Academy and got an additional qualification “lawyer-interpreter” I always knew that the English was my calling and my job should be related to it anyway. I quit the law and went to Europe for TESOL course, where I studied with native speakers from England and America. I have got a TESOL certificate from Trinity College London that gives the opportunity to teach English anywhere in the world, and have successfully worked as an English teacher for children and adults until I became a part of Kiwi Education team.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Do things that inspire you! So many people are afraid to try their luck while a huge number of opportunities is passing by. Everything in our life should bring positive emotions – our job, environment, the place where we live. If not, we can change things for the better.

HOBBY

I am a very enthusiastic person. When I was a child, I did singing, now among my hobbies are dancing and sports. I also love to travel, discover new places and learn more about local people, their culture and way of living.

MY DREAMS

I wish my every day to be filled with joy, positive and harmony with the world. I also dream to keep my energy, vitality and optimism until the old age.


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YULIA KAZAKULOVA

CLIENT MANAGER

Hi!
I’m somewhat of a magican: I’m the one who makes your New Zealand dreams come true.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Russian university graduate, specialized in Management in Construction (with honors, if it matters).
Worked as a tax inspector, a personal assistant, a PM at social entrepreneurship and IT sectors.
Lived & studied in Sweden for two years (Master of Science in Business Administration).
It doesn’t matter whether you come home after studies or keep exploring the country of your foreign educational experience, this time will change both your personality and your life.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Nothing is true, everything is possible.

HOBBY

Knowledge. I read at list one book a week and master several new skills annually.
I have been to 15 countries so far. I walked the tulip fields at the Amsterdam suburbs, explored the worlds’ best Italian restaurant at the heart of Prague, I have been a bridesmaid at an unthentic Chinese wedding in the middle of China, I got lost between Angkor Wat temples at Cambodia, and celebrated my 30th birthday at an American wedding at the seashore of North Carolina.
I should thank my fellow students from Sweden for most of these and other adventures (and now you can guess why I’m so into studying abroad).

MY DREAMS

I wish that one day when you put your children/grandchildren into bed they asked you to tell them about your own personal adventures and not a bedtime story.


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ALENA NEPOP

CLIENT MANAGER

Greetings! My name is Alena and I am a representative of Kiwi Education on the territory of Kazakhstan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I was lucky enough to start my professional career (path) with a trip across the United States during my Work&Travel programme, where I finally realised that there is no need to be afraid of taking a risk and getting out of your comfort zone – that you always need to set new horizons for yourself and follow them. Then there was a challenging, yet a very usefull experience in one of the Moscow`s leading restaurants, which taugh me more about the world standarts of service in restaurant business. My path was later followed by my work as a stewardess, to which I am most thankfull for the ability to continue the exploration of the world and for seeing some of its most remote and beautiful places.
I am currently living in Almaty, Kazakhstan. I study Management and foreign languages.

MY PHILOSOPHY

The main thing to remember in your life is to constantly reinvent yourself from a new angle and never stop exploring the world. The most beautiful places in the world can be found found far beyong the borders of countries and continents.

HOBBY

My life motto – is travelling. I just love exploring new countries and getting familiar with new people and their culture. I am also in love with snowboarding, painting and yoga.

MY DREAMS

I dream of a world with no borders and no limitations. And I truly belive that my work at Kiwi Education greatly helps other people to get rid of any of these borders and open.


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EVGENY SAVELEV

CLIENT MANAGER

Hello! My name is Evgeny and I work in Kiwi Education Company.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I graduated from St. Petersburg’s university and I am a linguist, translator. I speak English and French. During my studying I was working as a teacher at school and in a linguistic center. I teach the English language, theory and practice of translation at university. Several years ago I was lucky to visit the USA twice. I fell in love with the English language and met so many people from around the world. After that I desire to travel and know more about cultures of other countries.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

HOBBY

I am a sociable person, so I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I am keen on riding bicycle and swimming. Sometimes I am not averse to reading a book in quiet. I go on learning foreign languages.

MY DREAMS

I dream of traveling the world and open new horizons. I want my close people to be happy.


Elen Sargsyan

CLIENT MANAGER

Hey Everyone! I am Elen and I am here to make your dreams come true

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I am still a student, studying at two different universities and my majors are: translation with German and English specialization and tourism and hospitality. During the second year of studying I just realized that studying only was not sufficient for me and I needed some practical experience. In this regard, I began to work along with the school. Initially my work was about education, traveling and career abroad. This is because I personally have always been interested in opportunities to live abroad. So, for the last year I was happy to live and study in the Netherlands under the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Having received an invaluable experience there, I came up with the idea that it would be nice to share it with other people. I would like to help those who always seek for something like me to live out their dreams.

MY PHILOSOPHY

There is no limit to self-perfection

HOBBY

I am a true moviegoer. Especially I am keen on movies starring British and Irish actors. Besides, I am crazy about studying, always reading something, always in search of new information. I think that the more educated and open-minded you are, the brighter is your personality and your life.

MY DREAMS

I dream that one day I will be sitting in my Italian villa with a glass of red wine in my hand and the dearest people next to me.


KSENIA TSOKHA

CLIENT MANAGER

Hello! My name is Ksyusha and I represent Kiwi Education in Ukraine.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I’ve graduated from the institute with a specialization in information and political consulting, but did not work on my specialty even a day. But during following 9 years I has gained experience in various fields, ranging from tourism and grain trading business, ending with the admistrative sphere and marketing. All this time I was interested “how in other countries, in other parts of the world people choose education and build their careers.” It was this interest that brought me to Kiwi Education.

MY PHILOSOPHY

If you’re afraid – do not do it, if you do it – do not be afraid. If you already took on some business, run it boldly and to the end.

HOBBY

Visiting music school as a child resulted in a great love for music of all genres and directions. In addition, irrepressible energy led me to a hip hop class and since then I’ve been dancing everywhere and always 🙂

MY DREAMS

I dream about the harmony of the internal and external, so people get rid of the bustle and haste that consumes them. Then we could learned to really enjoy life.


Marina Dernova

CLIENT MANAGER

Hello! My name is Marina, I am a representative of Kiwi Education in Yekaterinburg.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I graduated from the Faculty of Arts and worked as a decorator in one of the stores in Yekaterinburg. I was in charge not only of designing the hall, but also advising clients. This experience made me realize that I like to meet new people, connect with them and help them. I volunteered different cultural event I think it was a good opportunity for personal development, a good platform to meet interesting people and get a teamwork experience. I discovered Kiwi Education when I contacted them to help me in preparing my tourist visa to New Zealand. I immediately liked these responsive people, and after my 3 months in New Zealand, I became a part of their team.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Be honest and sincere to yourself, open and friendly to others. Do not stop learning and discover new horizons.

HOBBY

I really like music and art. In my free time I play ukulele (small Hawaii guitar), go to exhibitions of modern art, and of course I like to travel.

MY DREAMS

I dream about communication with no boundaries, and possibilities to meet more interesting people on my path.


Ekaterina Kornilova

Clients services manager

Hello, my name Ekaterina and I carry out support of students in New Zealand!

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

My favourite thing is work with people, search of optimal solutions of the tasks set by them and opening of new opportunities. All my experience has been in field of sales and support of clients. The most significant experience was participation in the birth and progress of the IT company within 4 years. It has provided great experience in teamwork and making executive decisions. The arisen thought of moving to other country managed to be put in place in large part because of competent work of Kiwi Education. Thus, I became a student in New Zealand and have got an education in Business Administration. After studying I got an experience in the Administrative position and then, with great pleasure, joined the Kiwi Education team. Now I have an opportunity to put in my work not only professional experience and education, but also fresh personal experience of studying, employment and settlement in New Zealand.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Be open to new!

HOBBY

My little daughter who constantly inspires me on creativity, self-knowledge and development became my universal hobby.

MY DREAMS

I dream about the sailing boat and opportunity to quarter the sea and admire beauty of the nature.


Vitaliy Unzhakov

Advertising specialist

Hello, my name is Vitaly and I am an Advertising assistant at Kiwi Education!

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

My experience sometimes leads me into thinking about the subject, “do I remember everything?” Since graduation, I have worked in various positions in a variety of fields, but almost always I was part of any sort of business. The most memorable was and remains the experience of working intelevision company, which has radically changed my life and now I can not imagine my life without this fascinating affair.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I have always admired people who, despite any difficulties and even
Losses, continue their business, emitting a huge amount of energy. This is the image closest to me, because without overcoming difficulties there are no achievements.

HOBBY

For my humble way of life, I was fond of many, but to date my passion is unique people, cars and technology, despite the fact that many of them, at times, can be disappointing.

MY DREAMS

If once, I wake up in the morning and understand that everyone around is happy and happy about their life on Earth, then I’ll think about a new dream!


Angela Romanenko

Web Developer

Hi everyone! My name is Anzhela, and my goal is to empower Kiwi Education team to work more smoothly and efficiently by using web-technologies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

For more than 10 years of my professional development in IT I have been able to work as a system and web programmer, layout designer, interface designer, project and product manager, team leader and more. I started my professional career as a freelancer and had been ranked as one of the Top Freelancers of an influential Runet online marketplace. Since 2012, me and my husband have teamed up to develop several web-based products (CMS), which are still popular today. I took up my first position in New Zealand after receiving my professional degree and started working at Kiwi Education. My main goal here is workflow automation in the team.

MY PHILOSOPHY

No task is impossible. Neither in work nor in life. Everyone is free to set their limits and thus choose their own reality

HOBBY

IT has been my main passion for many years. It all began with the ][aker magazine that I had been buying since I was 12. I would read it non-stop, as soon as I got my hands on the latest issue. Then there were game clubs, and I got curious about how all this this stuff works and started programming. Apart from being in love my laptop, I adore spending time with my family, traveling, meeting people and discovering new cultures. I have also been making my childhood dream come true: I started learning to play the piano.

MY DREAMS

I would like to live to see the time when there will be no need for boundaries in the world. People will completely forget about diseases and illnesses. And maybe even escape death — by either gaining a bionic body or digitizing consciousness.


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NATALIA VOLODINA

Dgital marketing specialist

Good day! My name is Natalia! Pleased to see you here and welcome to Kiwi education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

When I got my degree in Marketing from Siberian University, I decided never to give up on it. Reckon it was love.
I started my career in an advertising agency where I gained a great experience in all forms of marketing communication. Then I have been working successfully as a marketing specialist for 5 years around Russia. I always try to discover new ways to experience Marketing. The World is changing and I am on the transition team.

MY PHILOSOPHY

A positive attitude creates more miracles than any other thing. Because life it is not how you make it, it is more how you take it.

HOBBY

My passion is travelling and meeting new people. The true miracle is packing backpacks, chatting with friends and visiting breathtaking places.
I am keen on pencil drawing and dancing.

MY DREAMS

Keep the passion flame alive. I am dreaming about travelling around the world with my friends.


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ANDREI VASILCHENKO

MARKETER

Hello! My name is Andrew, I do digital marketing in Kiwi Education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I graduated from the university of construction in Novosibirsk. My first experience was in the field of sales, when i was a student. I worked in a construction company in the marketing and sales department after the university. I became a product as the manager in IT of the company, after trainings on management of project. At the moment, I study at NZIE and work in Kiwi Education

MY PHILOSOPHY

I think ever, then he degrades. Anyone can achieve the desired goals.

HOBBY

I like to travel, communicate with interesting people, read books. I try to go in for sports every day.

MY DREAMS

I dream of a time when everyone can afford to travel to any country.