Patrick van Rooyen is the Managing Partner and CEO of GoGlobal Education Initiatives and Executive Director of World Education Group, both U.S. corporations providing a range of services in international education.
With thirty years of international business experience, Patrick guided a select business network that specialized in relationship management, executive education, international business and economic development. Working in over 70 countries, he has directed a range of highly successful business projects from public listings and multinational business activities in trade to global economic development.
Patrick was instrumental in building the U.S operations of a billion dollar Australian public company and a global leader in international student programs. Patrick’s six -year leadership role to establish the company in the USA, produced 2,500 international students recruited for the U.S. university partners and the creation of new dynamic pathway and other programs .
Through Patrick’s extensive network, GoGlobal Education continues to forge new partnerships and linkages with a focus on the Middle East, Africa, China and the Indian Sub-Continent.
Originally from Western Australia, Patrick attended Trinity College and served as a Commissioned Officer with the Australian Army in Armored Corps and Special Force units. Attached to the International Red Cross, his service included leadership of disaster relief services in Asia. Patrick is a dual graduate of the Australian Counter Disaster College. He completed his PhD, and postgraduate studies in the UK and USA and has resided in the U.S for over twenty years.