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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 toghether to ensure the best possible conditions for the school managment 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!

Richard W. Haselwood, Chair of the Governing Board
Elected by BIS Staff/Founders to serve on the GB until October 2017

Richard Haselwood is married to Cholpon Sultanova and the father of one current BIS student. He has lived and worked in Bishkek since 2010 as a manager with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to that he lived and worked in a variety of countries in the Middle East and Africa emerging from political transition and conflict. Prior to this career, he spent five years working in television production and was the Associate Director of an internationally renowned French language film festival, specifically designed to help American students gain a deeper appreciation of international cinema and encourage the study of foreign languages. He has a Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York and a dual Bachelor of Arts and Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Yukie Mokuo
Elected by BIS Staff/Founders to serve on the GB until October 2018

Yukie Mokuo has 30 years of experiences in international development field. During her professional career, she had successfully managed an office of international organization in Ukraine and Tajikistan, in addition to her earlier assignments in Mongolia, Kosovo and Montenegro. Throughout her work, she has been engaged in Education Sector Reform and establishing protective environment for children in different countries, including preschool and primary education programmes, with a focus on socially vulnerable children. As a professional devoted to protect the rights of children, but also as a parent of a child, Yukie believes in a mission to create a harmonious and inclusive community, where children are given opportunities to develop to their full potential.
Fatima Abdrasulova
Elected by BIS Staff/Founders to serve on the GB until October 2019

Fatima Abdrasulova is the manager of Medical Centre "Policlinic312" in Bishkek. She has a degree of the Bishkek Humanitarian University as English translator and teacher and later graduated from the Kyrgyz National University with an Economics Degree. From 2004-07 she managed the Swiss Project “BPN-Central Asia” which supported small and medium Entrepreneurs providing microcredits, trainings, consultations and protecting business interests. At the same time Fatima has been engaged in charity promoting children’s health (including children from vulnerable families) through diagnostics, treatment, surgical intervention and rehabilitation.
Jill Seaton
Elected by the Parents Association to serve on the GB until October 2017

Jill Seaton is from Canada and is a proud mother of three young boys, all of whom attend BIS. Previous to arriving in Bishkek, Jill spent ten years in the United Kingdom working with the National Galleries of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh where she lectured in art history and studied the implications of theft on public art collections. She completed her PhD in 2014. Jill and her family moved to Bishkek in January 2013, and she has been the President of the Bishkek International Women’s Club since September 2013. Jill has served on the Governing Board at BIS for two years, was elected Vice-Chair in June 2014 and Chair in December 2015. She feels very fortunate to live in Central Asia and be part of this inspirational school.
Ermek Niyazov
Elected by the Parents Association to serve on the GB until October 2018

Ermek Niyazov is a father of two BIS students. He was Vice President and Commercial Director of Kyrgyz Telecom from 2013-2015 and has previously worked in Oracle, Cisco, and Beeline. Ermek is also a self-made entrepreneur who started several companies in the Kyrgyz Republic and has practiced finance and marketing throughout his career. He was President of the Rotary Club of Bishkek for 2012-2013 and has been a member of the Rotary since 2007. During his time with Rotary he actively participated in various charity projects in support of orphans and the elderly. Ermek holds a BA Degree from the American University in Central Asia.
During his time with Rotary he has actively participated in various charity projects of the Club in support of orphans and the elderly. Ermek holds a BA Degree from the American University in Central Asia (1998).
Elected by Parents Association, Board Term until 31 October 2018
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.
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.
Keneshbek Sainazarov
Elected by the Advisory Council to serve on the GB until October 2018

Keneshbek Sainazarov is Country Director of 'Search for Common Ground', a conflict prevention NGO. Keneshbek has more than 15 years of experience in directing and implementing development programs in the field of democracy, governance, youth empowerment, education and policy, capacity-building, conflicts and disaster mitigation with different organizations, including United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and USAID-funded organizations in Central Asia. From 2012 to 2015 Keneshbek chaired the Public Oversight Council for the Ministry of Education and Science in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Jamie Brockbank, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board
Elected by the Advisory Council to serve on the GB until October 2017

Jamie Brockbank moved to Bishkek in 2015 to join the British Embassy. He has around ten years’ UK and international experience in policy delivery, finance and project & programme management. His interest in education stems from Teaching English as a Foreign Language, in Tanzania, Rwanda and China. While studying at Cambridge University, he raised funding and awareness for African education issues. Jamie got to know BIS through staff and parents and was impressed by its values, innovation and sense of community. While Jamie does not have children yet, his career means that they could join an international school one day! So by sharing his skills and experience through the Governing Board, he hopes to also learn the ingredients for such a successful international school.

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