Mr. Luis Martinez Zorzo is from Spain and he is an expert in foundation and management of educational centers from Preschool up to University levels. He has a Degree in Biological Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. At present he is President of SEK University in Chile and Academic Director of SEK International Institution. He has worked and lived in Spain, Ireland, Costa Rica, Chile, USA and United Kingdom. These experiences have led him to believe in and promote international education as a vehicle both for mutual understanding and for the development of contacts between different peoples. He has served on ISA Board xxxx years.
Mr.John Lees is from Scotland and completed his teacher training in England. He has spent most of his life working outside the United Kingdom , gaining experience in Finland before settling in Turkey, where he has lived and worked for over 20 years. He founded and directs Istanbul International School , a Cambridge International School , providing educational services for over 40 nationalities in Pre, Primary and Secondary Education. Along with a multi- cultural teaching team he has an ongoing interest in Bilingual Education,School Culture and Teacher Development. He has served on the ISA Board for three years.
Andrew McEwen has a DipEd in Postgraduate Studies in Educational Administration and an MA in Organisation, Planning and Management in Education. He has a very strong international background for example, after teaching in two primary schools in England, Andrew became Head of the Colegio Colombo Britanico Primary School in Cali, Colombia and he also was Executive Director of FINDEC (Fundación Integral Para El Desarollo Educativo y Cultural). From 1995 to 1999 he was Headmaster of SEK International School Panama, Panama City, and in 1999 he became Head of Boca Raton Preparatory School, in Florida.
From 2001 until the present he has been a Director with IES (International Education Systems Limited), responsible for the development of schools in new markets, principally in Anglophone/anglophile countries. From 2013 he assumed the Chairmanship of IES. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Board of the International Schools Association (ISA), where he is currently its Secretary General,; he is a member of BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society); a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a fluent Spanish speaker.
Edgardo is from Argentina and has a degree in Education and a degree in Government and International Relations. He is the Deputy Director at St.Catherine’s Moorlands School in Argentina but also shares his time working as a coordinator on international projects with the United Nations. Edgardo has served years on the ISA Board.
Head of the Cempaka group of private international schools and responsible for its academic and co-curricular direction.
Iskandar Rizal Hamzah is a medical doctor by training, who chose to return to the family education business in 1999. In education, his personal interest lies in education technology. He was selected as Malaysia's first Apple Distinguished Educator in 2006. In 2007, he spearheaded the country's first 1 to 1 laptop programme at Cempaka Schools, and in 2009, the first 1 to 1 smartphone programme in Asia. He also heads the Schoology Asia offices, working with schools, universities and companies in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore.
Dr. Ashok Gupta has a Ph.D in Management and a Masters Degree in English literature. He is the Director of India International School which he established in 1990, the first institution under the banner of ICFIA (Indian Council for International Amity). He has a number of achievements in diverse areas including prestigious awards at national and international levels. Dr. Gupta is an eminent educationist who has made unforgettable contribution to restore the richness of educational culture and to make it more vibrant than before. His farsighted leadership, commitment to work, penchant for perfection, high concern for students and the breadth of vision has elevated the institutions to a centre of learning where education is a commitment and the training of the whole person a mission.
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.