Meet the Team

Avatar Maike Tils International Relations Director

Maike is one of the Co-founders of Vermilion Group. Her goal is to ensure the best relationship and synergy with all our partner universities. At the same time, she is always looking for new opportunities to grow internationally.

Avatar François Vielhescaze Executive Director - Mobility

François is translating the group’s vision into concrete action plans and making sure that all teams are committed to our global goal: changing lives and helping students reach their full potential.

Avatar João Cacelas Head of Sales

João is the thinking head of our sales team, motivating and supporting our advisors worldwide so they can provide the best service possible, and no student is left behind!

Avatar Giovanni Fortes Student Advisor

The search for better perspectives in life and the ambition for a more promising future at a professional level took me to cross the ocean and embark on one of the most exciting adventures of my life. I became a citizen of the world after living 11 years in England in a multicultural society. As a student worker, such experience made him acquire independence, autonomy and the ability to face any challenge. I graduated in Business Management with a Master in Oil and Gas Management. With my experience, we will find the key to your success!

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Avatar Raquel Sousa Applications Officer

Raquel is the Head of applications, the team that is responsible for revising the students’ documents and submitting the applications to universities. This also implies that Raquel is in charge of boosting their courage to take a leap of faith.

Our Journey

  • 2008

    André Rosendo founded OK Student with a small office in Seixal, Portugal.

  • 2015

    We innagurate 2 offices in 2 of the main cities in Portugal. The OK Student team grew from 3 to 20 members.

  • 2016

    OK Student opened the first two offices in Portugal and expanded to Spain with OK Estudiante.

  • 2017

    Reached 5.000 students enrolled in foreign universities and opened 3 more branches.

    In 2017, OK Student was awarded for the fisrt time as the best agency in the world

    Outstanding Partner UK Award, Navitas – OK Student

    Outstanding Partner Worldwide Award, Navitas – OK Student

  • 2018

    Opened one more office in the most educational city in Portugal: Coimbra.

    OK Student was awarded the Most Student-Focused Representative Award (Europe), University of Hertfordshire, thanks to the amazing work of support and service we are still known for.

    Award: Representative of the year Award (Europe), University of Hertfordshire – OK Estudante

  • 2019

    Opened another OK Student office in Evora (Portugal) and the first franchise in Sevilla (Spain), coming to a total of 9 offices between Portugal and Spain.

    Launched OK Student brand and office in Nottingham, UK.

    We won the award as the Best Educational Offer to study abroad, Premios Comunidad de Madrid – OK Estudiante

  • 2020

    We reached the mark of 10.000 students enrolled in foreign universities and reached the mark of 80 partner universities.

    We were named the best agency in Europe ( Agent Award for Europe, Navitas ) and the best agency in the world (Outstanding Global Agency, Navitas)

  • 2021

    We moved from 80 to over 500 partner universities.

Did you feel inspired by our team and story?