Rohan Rego with his family during a vacation.

Getting to know Rohan Rego

Meet Rohan Rego, our new Associate Director Destination Management for MEA, CIS and EU. We’ve asked him to share his secret to success, and how is he able to manage a busy work schedule while also being a devoted, loving family man.

Getting to know Rohan Rego

IDP Education
10 January 2022

Did you know the Middle East Africa (MEA) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region has expanded and will now include Europe (EU) as well? 

One of the key managers of the UK and Ireland Destination Management team, Rohan Rego, has as of this expansion been promoted and will now be leading all destinations for owned and licensed countries in this region with his new official title as Associate Director, Destination Management.  

As a way of congratulating Rohan with this great achievement, we've asked him to share his secret to success. How is he able to manage a busy work schedule while also being a devoted, loving family man? 

Let's get to know him a bit more and find out for ourselves... 

A casual photograph of Rohan Rego with his family.

Rohan Rego with his family during a vacation.

Tell us about your journey so far with IDP?

My journey at IDP has been quite fascinating and transformative every step of the way. There were significant opportunities presented to me that helped me to evolve, grow and explore my ability to connect and communicate in new and better ways. All of this also taught me to be bold and try something new. 

Time truly melts away. I walked into IDP as an Australian Counsellor, then transitioned into the role of a Destination Manager and finally to my current role as the Associate Director Destination Management. Developing a growth mindset and an intentional approach towards learning and development has been incredibly valuable to my personal development.

Tell us about your new role?

My key task is to lead the destination management teams to plan & execute IDP’s growth plans for the SP Business by developing strategic relationships with our partners. It also involves identifying current and future growth opportunities in order growth our market share. 

How do you keep learning?

I genuinely enjoy learning and over the years I have cultivated a daily ritual on my journey to be a lifelong learner. 

I learn in different ways through a lot of reading; I currently read an HBR article a day and I've also set up daily notifications for articles by McKinsey. I quite enjoy audio books as well. 

I have dedicated what I called a "knowledge hour" at the start of my day, after my daily morning walk. I have set aside an hour to my learning and personal development which I have immensely enjoyed over the years.

If you didn’t work in international education, in what field would you be working? Why?

I personally enjoy solving complex problems and work towards finding solutions. I could see myself working as a criminal lawyer, investigating journalist or being a detective as all these professions require getting to the root cause of the issue at hand and to uncover a mystery. I genuinely enjoy problem solving. 

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy music, going on long drives and spending quality time with my family, especially my son who continues to inspire me with his bold vision, imagination and his infectious smile that brightens each moment of my life. 

What has been your favourite memory during your time at IDP?

There have been several moments and it is very difficult to pick one however I must admit being one of the first recipients of the Maher’s Award was one of my finest and most memorable moments, and that has been a turning point in my journey at IDP.      

The mentorship by the GLT members has been incredibly valuable and has fast-tracked my career at IDP. 

Lastly, do you have any advice to new team mates?

An unshaking belief in yourself, developing a grown mindset and becoming a person of value while at the same time being grounded, sharing your knowledge and experience to inspire your teams and the wider community will certainly propel you to achieve your dreams and aspirations. 

I have always believed within myself that success is not what you should chase, it is something you should attract. Trust the process and be persistent, just hang in there and you will see how things evolve. 

Always focus inwards and as the famous Mahatma Gandhi quote goes: "Become the change you want to see in the world" 

Rohan rego with his wife and son in traditional outfits.Rohan Rego's son at the theatre with a face mask.Rohan rego with his wife and son in traditional outfits.

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