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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.
Emma Goatman, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board
Elected by BIS Staff/Founders to serve on the GB until October 2020

I have been in Bishkek for the past 2 years with my husband and our 3 children (Tilly, Ned and Sacha) who are all at BIS (Preschool 1 and 3 and Primary 2). We have been really pleased with the school and most importantly our children love it. I currently work at the UN World Food Programme here in Bishkek having worked across the world in Indonesia, Jordan, and the West Bank. I have a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am British and speak French and am trying to learn Russian and Kyrgyz.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.

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