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BIS Governing Board

As a community school, BIS offers a number of opportunities to get involved and help shape the future of this unique institution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Becoming a member of the Governing Board gives persons with an interest in education the chance to influence the direction of BIS and thereby have positive impact on the overall development of education in the region.

As Board members with diverse cultural backgrounds we bring an abundance of experience into an international group of seasoned professionals, all sharing a passion for a school that takes responsibility for creating lasting value to its surroundings. We work together to ensure the best possible conditions for the school management to deliver high quality education and offer an engaging and inclusive working environment for all staff.

We welcome your suggestions to continue developing BIS as the best international school in Central Asia!


BIS Governing Board

As a community school, BIS offers a number of opportunities to get involved and help shape the future of this unique institution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Becoming a member of the Governing Board gives persons with an interest in education the chance to influence the direction of  BIS and thereby have positive impact on the overall development of education in the region.

As Board members with diverse cultural backgrounds we bring an abundance of experience into an international group of seasoned professionals, all sharing a passion for a school that takes responsibility for creating lasting value to its surroundings. We work together to ensure the best possible conditions for the school management to deliver high quality education and offer an engaging and inclusive working environment for all staff.

We welcome your suggestions to continue developing BIS as the best international school in Central Asia!

Hugh Salmon, Chair of the Governing Board
Elected by Advisory Council to serve on the GB until October 2020

Hugh Salmon is Head of Alliance Development for Family for Every Child, a global alliance of local NGOs, working to improve the care of vulnerable children worldwide. He has a masters degree in civil society management, and has served many years on the governing boards of civil society organisations. Hugh first qualified and worked as a children and families social worker in the UK in the 1990s. From 2000-2008 he worked in Moldova, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, in consultancy and management roles, on child protection, social work and youth development projects. Later in the UK he worked as a senior manager in a family support NGO, before joining Family for Every Child. Hugh and his wife Gulnara first met and lived in Bishkek, and returned in 2017 after nine years in London. They have two sons in BIS, in primary and middle years classes.
Keneshbek Sainazarov
Elected by the Advisory Council to serve on the GB until October 2021

Keneshbek Sainazarov is a development professional with more than 18 years of experience in directing and implementing large scale development programs and projects in the field of democracy, governance, youth empowerment, education and policy, capacity-building, conflicts and disaster mitigation and emergencies programming. He has extensive experience in program development, project management, fundraising, strategic planning and budgeting with large organizations like United Nations Development Program (UNDP), USAID-funded organizations in Central Asia and Caucasus, and smaller international non-profit organizations. He has provided technical assistance and operational advice to the Ministry of Education of Central Asian countries in young voter participation and civic education, to the Ministry of Social Welfare of Kyrgyzstan in youth policy development, to the Ministry of Finance & Emergencies in budget efficiency and effective delivery, to the Defense Council under the President and to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in preventing violent extremism and radicalization, and served as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Ministry of Education and Science for five years (2010-2015). He also plays an advisory role in the field of education policy for a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations, media and government institutions.
Daniar Amanaliev
Elected by the Advisory Council to serve on the GB until October 2019

Daniar Amanaliev is the co-founder and general manager of “OLOLO art studio” that provides art classes, co-working and events space. Daniar has more than ten years of experience in operational management. He has been a strong supporter of the BIS idea since the first day and has always provided advice and support to BIS in an informal capacity when requested. He is the father of three current BIS students and was first elected to the Governing Board in October 2013.
Cory Johnston
Elected by the Parents Association to serve on the GB until October 2019

Cory Johnston is the father of two students enrolled in BIS. He is a Democracy and Governance Officer at the US Agency for International Development, and since joining USAID has worked in Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Russia, Democratic Republic of Congo and, since 2015, in Kyrgyzstan. Cory holds a Master’s Degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Russian from Colgate University. Cory speaks Russian and French and is doing his best to learn Kyrgyz.
Adrian Marti
Elected by the Parents Association to serve on the GB until October 2020

My name is Adrian Marti and I have three children of which two just joined the school (P5 and IGSCE2). My eldest has just finished his IB Diploma in Jerusalem this summer. We are Swiss and will be staying for 4 years in Bishkek. We find it important to also have parents representing the high school (IGSCE/IB) students as this is a new challenge for BIS. I have been involved in three school boards in Switzerland, India and Jerusalem and will support the PAMC this year. I am a private sector development specialist and career counsellor. I speak French, English, German and Spanish and am starting Russian now.
Sunny Stimmler
Elected by the Parents Association to serve on the GB until October 2021

Sunny Stimmler has a MA in Education from Columbia University and is an English literature and writing teacher by profession. She has taught at universities and high schools, conducted writing workshops, and volunteered at schools all over the world. Sunny served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Anglo-American School of Sofia and was chair of the Board Governance Committee. She was president of the Ashgabat International School parent organization and the Ashgabat International Women's Network.
Fred Huston
Elected by BIS Staff to serve on the GB until October 2020

Fred Huston is currently the Branch Office Executive Director for international Development Law Organization (IDLO) overseeing Rule of Law projects in Central Asia - supported by various different intergovernmental and government organizations. Mr. Huston brings a broad array of experience to BIS. He is a licensed attorney from the State of Colorado (USA) and has lived and worked in Bishkek for 23 years. He is fluent in Russian has worked at the highest government levels in Kyrgyzstan - as an advisor in the Legal Department of the KR President. While living and working in the United States during the 1980s, Mr. Huston also served on the Advisory Board of an elementary school, helping plan and approve the school's curriculum and budgeted expenditures. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1980 and also has degrees in Geology and Russian from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Fatima Abdrasulova
Elected by BIS Staff/Founders to serve on the GB until October 2019
Fatima is a founder and CEO of the medical center “Poliklinika 312” in Bishkek, a multidisciplinary medical center bringing together the best legacy of the Soviet health care system and modern methods of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Fatima has a Diploma in Finance and Credit from Kyrgyz National University and Diploma in English translation and interpretation studies and is currently studying for a PhD in the Graduate International School of Medicine at International University of Kyrgyzstan. She started her first business in 1998, with a broker service offering custom clearance. From 2004-2006 she was the Head of the Swiss project «BNP- Central Asia» to support small and medium enterprises, with educational workshops on business development and consulting support and providing small finance credits to entrepreneurs. Together with her spouse, Fatima founded a charity supporting children from poor families with congenital heart disease, which sent 18 children aged from 9 months to 5 years old to have heart surgery and rehabilitation in South Korea accompanied by their mothers.
Nurbek Sabirov
Elected by BIS Staff to serve on the GB until October 2021

Nurbek Sabirov is a partner in Kalikova and Associates Law Firm - one of the leading law firms in the Kyrgyz Republic. He has significant experience in commercial and civil litigation cases and has advised and represented many clients in the Kyrgyz Republic including those in the banking, gold mining, privatization of state companies, and education sector. Prior to joining Kalikova and Associates in 2007, he worked for commercial companies and for USAID projects including ’Commercial Law Development Project for the Republics of Central Asia' and 'Legal Assistance to Rural Citizens'. He has a Diploma with Distinction from the Faculty of Law, Kyrgyz National University, and a B.A. in Law, Diploma with Distinction from Kyrgyz National University. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); and is an Arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration under the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic. Nurbek Sabirov is the father of two children in local schools and has a keen interest in the education process at BIS, its improvement and the wider education sector of the country.

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