Our Team

IELS employs a young, energetic and dynamic group of people who strive to deliver the best experience for our students of all ages. Each team member is passionate about his/her work environment and the overall synergy created by the employees make all the hard work involved in providing a great service such a wealthy and rewarding experience. Here are a few of the team members.

Alex Lanczet

Alex Lanczet

General Manager

Alex oversees the management of the IELS schools in Malta and Gozo as well as the Day’s Inn Hotel & Residence. With over 15 years’ experience in both Hospitality and the EFL industry, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge to IELS. He is well-known for his creativity and a keen eye for detail as well as his persistence in ensuring that IELS maintains an excellent standard. With a clear focus on the future of the Company, he is tasked to ensure that IELS remains at the forefront of the English Language Teaching Industry. Alex holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester. Competitive by nature, in another life Alex would have been a professional motocross rider.

Olga Stanichevskaia

Olga Stanichevskaia

Head of Sales & Reservations

Olga heads the Sales and Marketing department at IELS. She has been building professional relationships with agents from all around the world since 2004. Originally from Moscow, Olga speaks both English and Russian and works with an international sales team which boasts a portfolio that includes countries from all continents and cultures around the world. Olga is also passionate about her Himalayan cats ‘Princess’ and ‘Tzaro’!. In a different life Olga was a world famous pianist!

 
Lesinda Leightley

Lesinda Leightley

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Lesinda heads up the Marketing and Business Development side of the IELS group. She has worked for an International English language school chain as well as a UK-based group of schools, and brings with her over fifteen years of marketing experience. Lesinda, originally from South Africa, has lived in three countries, and has experience in business development across 18 countries over five continents. Outside of work, Lesinda has a Grade four in opera singing and ballet and loves discovering new things, be it cultures, food, art and music.

Daniel Mangani

Daniel Mangani

Operations Manager

Daniel is responsible for handling the day to day operational aspects pertaining to IELS Leisure, Host Families and Transport. Daniel brings a long background of working with young people to IELS. Born into a family of linguists, he is a self-professed nerd and a general knowledge buff. Having joined IELS when he was only 18 - Daniel feels it is his second home. Any spare moment he may have Daniel likes boat building and tinkering with motors.

 
Caroline Nathan

Caroline Nathan

Executive Assistant to the General Manager

Caroline has a broad ranging professional and practical experience in her field. She is responsible for assisting the General Manager with the daily administration of the company and also acts as a liaison between all our departments. Full of energy, Caroline is known for always being zealous. Caroline also has a blue-belt in Karate.

Amanda Abdilla

Amanda Abdilla

Finance Manager

Amanda has been working in the finance sector for 7 years and joined IELS in 2013. She works hand in hand with her team and other departments, ensuring that the school runs as smooth as possible in all financial matters. During her free time she enjoys going out with her friends for a good chat and a good glass of wine.

 
Agata Farrugia

Agata Farrugia

Reservations Manager

Coming soon

Karl Borg

Karl Borg

Marketing & E-Commerce Executive

Having started building his first websites in 1999, Karl is part of the Internet generation. Karl has grown from simple webmaster to one that combines every element of the Internet. A talented web specialist with a prodigious eye for detail. Karl loves travelling, has a passion for cars and enjoys cooking. There is one thing Karl cannot live without – and that is Music!

 
Corinne Farrugia

Corinne Farrugia

International Sales Executive

Coming Soon