Global Team

The Illume team is formed of industry experts from around the globe who share a passion for international education. For many of them, helping students fulfill their dreams of studying abroad has been their life’s work and continues to be their strongest source of motivation.


Mike Henniger

CEO & President


Karuna Ausman

Founder and Senior Advisor to the President


Jamshid Mirzabekov

Chief Operating Officer


Duarte Dias

VP Global Sales


Nesrin Khweldi

Marketing Director


Annie Li

Director - Client Relations


Andrew Dawkins

Director - Global Partnerships


Ashley-Jane Chow

Director - Client Relations


Sai Henniger

Finance and Administration Manager


Nancy Doan

Regional Manager - SEA


Fernanda Averbach

Regional Manager - LATAM


Shivang Malik

Regional Manager - India


Suchita Tirkey

Regional Director - South Asia

Local Representatives

Our team members are pleased to represent our institutional partners’ high-quality programs in their respective recruitment markets. At Illume, we are continuously looking to expand our offerings by growing our portfolio of institutional partners to ensure that there is a program for every student. It is our shared belief that the pursuit of a better future through education and global citizenship should be available to everyone. Every day, our team works to make that dream a reality.

Ethical Local Hiring

Although hiring team members in every locale can have its challenges, it is an important ethical component to our global operations. Hiring local talent supports the people and the economies of the regions we serve. It also provides our clients with cultural awareness and connections that benefit their expansion goals. In essence, our students and business partners get the support they need as we support the local economy and reduce our collective carbon footprint.

Illume's Expanding Global Presence


Continually Growing Team in

South Asia

Ever-Expanding Presence in

Africa (East and West)

Active and Increasing Network in

Southeast Asia

Developing Base in

Latin America

Emerging Connections in


Initiating Outreach in the

Middle East