KIS is a non-profit school owned by Mr Daniel Gunaseelan, a businessman of long-standing in Almaty. There is an advisory board, who meet monthly during the school year and an annual open meeting, usually during April or May. Views may be expressed to the Board through the PTA or the Principal.
KIS Advisory Board
KIS Founder and Owner – Mr. Daniel Gunaseelan, CEO Gateway Ventures
KIS Advisory Board Chair – Mr. Hans Dewaele, CEO at RG Brand
KIS Advisory Board Member – Mrs. Elena Maksymova, KIS Principal
Mr. Tom Wilde – Principal, New Campus
Mr. Valery Zhandauletov – Head of the President’s Mass Media Department
Mr. Joel Benjamin – Partner at Kinstellar
Mrs. Olga Salimova, Mrs. Gerda Schotte– KIS PTA Chair
Mrs. Rana Abodeely, Mrs. Galina Samatokina – Board Members
Mrs. Margaret Phelan – Air Astana Vice President of Inflight Services
Mr. Michael Malnati – IBO Consultant and school site evaluator
The role of the KIS Advisory Council
The role of the Advisory Board is to ensure the fulfillment of the mission, vision, and objectives of KIS. The Advisory Board also assists with the necessary fundraising development critical to promoting the goals and expansion of KIS. Advisory Board members serve as goodwill ambassadors, representing KIS before key constituents, such as prospective students and donors, as well as the community at large.