Board of Directors

Providing Sound Direction

“The FIS Board of Directors represents an effective balance between the interests of the major sponsoring companies and the parent community. The Board benefits from the fact that its members represent key competencies: Board members have broad experience in legal affairs, financial management, HR, communications and marketing. Continuity is built into both the financial and strategic plans. The organizational structure allows for effective implementation and monitoring of school targets.” (From NEASC Accreditation Report, October 2015)

ChairmanMr. Ralf Guntermann, Siemens
Vice-ChairmanDr. Thomas Lask, Kennametal
SecretaryMr. Andrew Walker, parent
TreasurerMr. Johannes Schmidt, Siemens
Regular membersMs. Aki Ben-Ezra, adidas
Mr. Jonathan Cavalier, adidas
Mr. Frank Pedersen, parent
Prof. Dr. Helen Rogers, parent
Dr. Verena Schraner, parent
Mr. Bernd Zehentbauer, parent
  • The Board is responsible for the management of the Association. It carries out the resolutions of the General Assembly held in the fall of each year, and is responsible for securing finances  and facilities of the Association. The annual budget is established by the Board and presented at the General Assembly. The accounting records of the school are audited annually. Work for the Association, either as a member of the Board, in advisory groups, committees or in any other ways is honorary.
  • The Board members are elected by the parents of the school community and by the sponsoring companies to represent them in the governance of the school. The Board establishes the mission, vision and philosophy of the school, in collaboration with the management team, and sets the school’s long-range goals.
  • The Board develops policies aimed at ensuring the safe, effective and efficient operation of the school.
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