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.

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 leads 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. Originally from South Africa, Lesinda has lived in three countries and has experience in business development across 18 nations over five continents. Outside of work, Lesinda has a Grade four in opera singing and ballet and loves discovering new things, be it new 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.

Nicholas Farrugia

Nicholas Farrugia

Financial Controller

Coming soon

 
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

As International Sales Executive, Corinne is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with international agents. She has a very friendly and outgoing personality, in fact, for those who know her well an appropriate nickname would be ‘Chatterbox’! Having a vast range of experience in the Tourism Industry, she is always willing to go that extra mile in order to meet and exceed clients’ needs and demands. Corinne loves travelling and has a passion for food, particularly Italian Cuisine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to be in charge of organising parties for special occasions.