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Education Investment MENA
Conference: 9 - 10 November 2022
DubaiDubai, United Arab Emirates

Brendan Vyner
Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment at University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD)


Brendan Vyner is an Australian national born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and currently resides in Dubai, UAE.

He earned his B.Comm from The University of Western Australia, majoring in Marketing & e-Commerce and has a Professional Education Certificate in Radical Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) Executive Education Certificate from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School of Business.

Brendan has over 15 years of experience in marketing and business development in the UAE Education sector, launching over 10 K-12 Schools in the GCC region and numerous universities.

Brendan is currently Director of Marketing & Student Recruitment at The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), currently overseeing 3 verticals and is responsible for the marketing, admissions and student recruitment activities for the group.

Previously, Brendan was Head of Marketing in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), as part of TECOM Group. He managed 600 companies which came under him in the HR and higher education sectors and was responsible for the marketing activities and branding strategy, as well as managing the PR, social media, online, events, marketing and branding for both groups. He has also personally launched 3 market research studies on international higher education and HR.

Prior to this, Brendan worked in the UAE’s K12 education sector, spending 2 years with Repton School in Evolvence Education Holding and 4 years as part of the marketing team for GEMS Education, establishing a network of schools throughout the world.

Brendan is an award-winning marketing professional with outstanding business development and communication skills, with a wealth of experience in higher education, brand strategy, student recruitment, event management, social media, PR, market research and much more.

Agenda Sessions

  • Throw Out the Marketing Rulebook: Hitting the Sweet Spot for Growing Enrolments