Who We Are

The iae Global Group connects students from China, India, Korea and other countries around the world with educational institutions in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other destination countries. We are an industry leader in scale, global reach, quality, and reputation. In 2014 we placed over 20,000 students with graduate schools, universities, professional, vocational and language schools within our network of over 700 partner educational institutions.
In 2014, New Horizon Capital, a Japanese private equity firm, injected capital and acquired a majority stake in the iae Global Group. We are using the capital to deepen and expand our network in both student origination countries and major study destination countries.

What Makes Us Different

Global Presence in Origination and Destination Countries

We have a broad-based presence in major origination countries, as well as the destination countries where our partner educational institutions are located and our student clients are seeking to study. Our presence in destination countries means that we have closer relationships with and better knowledge about the institutions our students attend. Our onshore offices in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK also provide continuing support and after-care services for our students while they are studying abroad. Our presence in multiple origination countries means that we can offer educational institutions a balanced, diverse mix of students from a variety of countries.

Pathway Planning

Many students who are looking to experience an overseas education require a transitional program to meet the academic or linguistic requirements needed to enter top-tier universities or tertiary institutions. iae’s highly experienced Education Planners provide access to tailored pathway programs that prepare students to reach their desired institutions in carefully planned stages, starting with language instruction and basic academic foundations. Our onshore offices play a vital role in supporting students who have completed a language, pathway or tertiary program in moving forward with subsequent stages of their studies abroad.

Advanced Information Technology

We have developed an innovative and powerful IT and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform that enables our Education Planners to keep track of potential and registered students and to offer them information about educational institutions and opportunities tailored to the students’ interests and abilities.


Japan is a strategically important country within the iae Global Group. Japan is both an origination country for Japanese students seeking educational opportunities abroad and as a destination country for Chinese, Korean and other Asian students enrolled in Japanese universities and other educational institutions. The addition of Japan to our global network coincides with the urgent implementation of new policies by the Japanese government and business and academic establishments to improve Japanese higher education to meet global standards and to educate Japanese to work and communicate competitively in a global economic environment. We aim to be a leader in the growing bilateral educational exchange between Japan and the rest of the world.



OJ KIM has been involved in the international education industry since 1986 and started iae Edu Net in Korea in October 1992. Initially commencing his business working with institutions in Australia, NZ, UK and Japan, OJ expanded iae Edu Net’s business to the United States and Canada in 1995. By 1994 he had successfully grown iae to become the top agency among all Korean based agents for Australia and New Zealand.

In 1996, OJ took iae Edu Net to a new level with the formation of the first ever Internet recruitment service among Korean agents. Over the past 10 years, OJ has continued to invest and develop a powerful IT educational recruitment and management system that has more than 600,000 student members, generating over 60,000 online enquiries and delivering 17,000 student enrolments since 2007 from iae Edu Net Korea.


MARK LUCAS has a career in education spanning 30 years. He has been a director of iae Global since 2006. Mark has been active in the private export education sector and is a director of and past chair of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training, a former convener of the Affiliation of International Education Peak Bodies and a founding member of the Commonwealth Government Contribution Review Panel in Canberra. Mark was a Board member of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and on the advisory board of ICEF. Mark has a teaching degree from the University of Newcastle and has taught high school, college and ESL in Australia and Japan.


MICHAEL BARNES has more than 20 years’ experience in international education covering a wide area of disciplines. Michael has experience in building businesses and growing marketing teams in Japan as well as Australia. He formerly worked for the Tokyu Corporation in Japan and served as Chief Executive Officer at James Cook University, Brisbane. He has undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in education, ESL and business.

New Horizon Capital

Company Name New Horizon Capital Co., Ltd.
Address Sumitomo Fudosan Hibiya Bldg., 4th Floor 2-8-6, Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
Representative Yasushi Ando, CEO and COO
Website https://www.newhorizon.jp/
Business Activities Management of investment funds (mainly equity investment)
  • Raise and manage investment funds
  • Invest in the equities of listed and unlisted companies
  • Provide management advisory services to invested companies

iae Holdings Inc.

Company Name iae HOLDINGS, Inc.
Address 8F Humax Ebisu Building, 1-1-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022 Japan 150-0022
Representative Makoto Isshi, Representative Director
Website https://www.iaeholdings.com/
Business Activities Educational consulting and counseling services