Sanji Caldera Associates (SCA) is a multi-national immigration consultancy firm specializing in Australian and Canadian migration. We specialize at developing innovative visa solutions for individual, skilled, family and business migration.
Our headquarters are based in Melbourne, Australia with branch offices in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Dubai, UAE (In partnership with Haran Group FZE) and London, UK.
The SCA team are experts in producing robust resolutions to complex visa problems. Our services include:
• Skilled Migration Visa
• Family Migration Visa
• Employer Sponsorship Visa
• Business Visa
• Visitor Visa/ Work and Holiday Visa
• Student Visa
• Training Visa
• Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Review
• Working visa
Our Customer Commitment
At SCA, we are passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential as individuals as well as professionals. We are highly committed to providing a service that not only achieves successful outcomes, but to also assists in positioning our clients on the greatest path to success, in their new home country.
SCA has stretigically forged a solid reputation in the industry as a firm that is renowned for successfully developing a unique business model that is completely adaptable to the needs and wants of each individual client. Our ability to deliver remarkable services has been carefully curated with extraordinary precision over many years, in the non-stop pursuit of perfection.
SCA’s leadership is laser-focused on the continous advancement and innovation of service by relentlessly pushing through the boundaries of possiblity, at the forefront. Leading the way towards the next evolution of client experience, with the sole-intention of extracting the maximum possible value for our clients. The adoption and implementation of advanced cutting-edge Client Relationship Management (CRM) technology, alongside SCA’s strategic mission, has enabled us to evolve create powerful personalized experiences for each and every one of our clients – we call this the SCA Expereince!
Everyday we are one-step closer to achieving our vision for the future of immigration!
- Client Expereince
- Service Level Innovation
Australian Licensing and Accreditation
Sanji A. Caldera is a fully licensed and accrediated practitioner by The Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and is certified to practice Australian migration law. He is also a senior member of the Migration Institute of Australia(MIA).
MARA No: 0635492
Canadian Licensing and Accreditation
Ruwanmali Manjula Priyadarshani Ranasinghe Ranamuka is a fully certified Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) by The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and is licenced to practice Canadian immigration law.
RCIC No: R510144
Sanji A. Caldera
Managing Director & Principal Migration Consultant
Sanji A. Caldera (CPA, FCMA, MMIA) is a certified Australian immigration consultant and has been accrediated as a qualified licensed practitioner by the Australian Federal Government Regulatory Body: MARA (Office of the Migation Agents Registration Authority).
Additionally, Sanji is a long standing member of the MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) and is well recognized as a Senior Consultant due to his vast contributions and inputs regarding matters of legislation and best practices.
Sanji is also an accomplished Accountant; He holds certified professional qualifications by CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants) and maintains CPA level membership. Further to this, Sanji is also a FCMA ranked (top tier) Chartered Management Accountant accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute Management Accountants UK).
Sanji has a wide-array of skills and a wealth of professional experience within Industry, Private Practice and Public Sector that he has acquired though a long and illustrious career. He was the former Director/General Manager of ICL Marketing (Pvt) Ltd a Subsidiary of the Maharaja Organization during it’s prime from the late 80’s to early 90’s before deciding to immigrate to Australia on a skilled migration basis. Upon his move to Australia, Sanji was employed by the ATO (Australian Tax Office) where he continued to work for over 15 years as a Senior Auditor. After obtaining his qualification in Australian Immigration Law and subsequent practicing license in 2006, Sanji established his own private migration consultancy firm in Melbourne, Australia.
Ram Mohan Pillai
UAE Partner & Regional Director (Arabian Gulf)
Ram Mohan Pillai is the Managing Director of the Haran Group of companies with business interests in UAE, UK and sub-Saharan Africa such as management consulting, FMCG procurement from China, duty free retail, airport consultancy and luxury customisation services.
Ram’s company was the first in UAE to take a retail franchise of an existing semi governmental service (Du stores) and increase their performance and customer satisfaction levels, winning the Best Franchisee Award before completing the five years contract.
Prior to starting his own business, Ram spent nearly 10 years with Vodafone UK where he progressed through their Graduate Development Programme and was instrumental during Vodafone’s launch of 3G services before moving to Dubai to consult for Du Telecom in its formative years.
Ram is passionate about the power of business networking and is the Director – External Affairs for Sri Lanka Business Council for Dubai and the Northern Emirates (SLBC) and is also a long-standing member of the British Business Group (BBG) and Singapore Business Council (SBC). Ram was born in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka before emigrating to the UK and now settled in Dubai for 12 years with wife and two children.
Head of Global Operations
Nimmi is based in our Melbourne office and is responsible for the operations at our Melbourne office as the Executive Assistant to Sanji Caldera. She is the longest standing member of the SCA team and coming upon to her 10th year of service.
Nimmi brings her previous experience from multinational organisations such as AVIVA Global Services and KPMG. She coordinates and manages the work load from the Australian and Overseas offices, she is passionate about smooth flow and fluidity within our organization.
Her current role requires high attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills to ensure her decisions are compliant with legislative requirements, internal policy and industry service standards which is essential working in immigration consultancy. Nimmi’s excellent customer service focus has resulted in a successful, smooth and rewarding migration experience for all our clients.
Director (Business Development)
As the Director (Business Development), Keith Hepponstall is responsible for heading the Marketing and Business Development department of Sanji Caldera Associates. Keith is highly passionate about solving problems through business innovation and conducting research into the significant advancement and optimization of marketing practices. By designing and utilizing innovative servicing models, his primary goal is to significantly enhance the overall customer experience within private-practice immigration law, an industry which he believes is severely lacking in its ability to provide customer experience excellence.
Keith comes from a vast business background. He holds a multitude of experience in an array of industries including; Banking & Finance, Engineering, International Education. He strongly believes that working with the team at Sanji Caldera Associates has enabled him to utilize his maximum potential and as a result, allowed him to produce the greatest value to his work.
Country Manager (UAE)
Andriea Perera is the Country Manager (UAE) and responsible for the effective implementation of strategies and operations in the UAE region. She is an experienced HR professional with a background in fund recovery, salary processing, recruitment, creating and maintaining HR policies, conflict resolution through labour court representation, operational administration and has played pivotal roles in the outsourcing of staff to various industry leading organizations in Sri Lanka.
Andriea is a highly motivated and dedicated member of our staff. With her pleasing personality and extensive experience liaising with clients and corporations, she is committed to providing high quality services to ensure positive outcomes, whilst identifying and implementing strategies to improve service delivery, productivity and profitability for Sanji Caldera Associates (Pvt) Ltd.
Assistant Manager (Client Relations)
Angelo is an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience in the Customer Service field for the past fifteen years. A former Assistant Manager at HSBC (HDPL), Junior Assistant at United Cargo (Pvt) Ltd and owner of a Movie Rental store, Angelo brings a wealth of experience and innovative ideas to the table.
Coming back into the world of employment after three years’ time-off to look after his son, Angelo is eager to prove his value, share his extensive knowledge with our applicants and provide them with the best possible solution for all their needs.
Dilushi is a Senior Relationship Manager based in our Colombo office with over 3 years of experience in the field of migration. She is responsible for handling migration cases and ensuring they get processed whilst minimizing risk as much as possible.
Dilushi is a long-standing member of our organization and has a vast background in Data Analytics, Project Management and Business Administration. Before joining the SCA team, she worked at Donlan & Barcomb in Plattsburgh, New York.
Dilushi is passionate about attention to detail and efficient operations, she has proven herself to be an essential member of the team. Dilushi holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems as well as a Masters in Management Information Systems specializing in Project Management. Her invaluable knowledge and experience has proved to be vital for marketing and providing optimal customer service.
Country Manager (Canada)
Jesse Wijayasinghe is a highly motivated individual with experience in Human Resources, Customer Relations and Business Development and has previously worked in the IT industry, BPOs and Australian student visa agencies.
Jesse has brought along his experience to further benefit the team at Sanji Caldera Associates. He is our Country Representative in Canada and is in charge of overlooking client recruitment’s and the Student visa division of the company. He is passionately driven at ascertaining successful outcomes for clients and enthusiastic about client relationships and customer experience.