Board of Directors

The governance of the ABA is vested in a Board of Directors. The majority of the Directors are parents of children currently enrolled in the school. They are elected by the members of the ABA Association, to which all parents automatically belong. Elections are held yearly. There is an Annual General Meeting of the Association. Regular board meetings are held approximately bi-monthly during the school year.

The Board has three major responsibilities:

(a) Adopting basic policies

(b) Ensuring the financial viability of the school, and

(c) Hiring a chief executive officer (Head of School)

Decisions of the Board are regulated by the Articles of Association and By-Laws, copies of which may be obtained on request at the school. The ABA Policy Manual may be consulted in the library on application to the Librarian.

  • Lamya Al Kiyumi
    Lamya Al Kiyumi is a Omani mother of three children who all go to ABA. They are in grades 3, 5 and 9. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental...
  • Jinane Helou
    Vice Chair
    Ms. Jinane T. Helou’s family has been part of the ABA community for the past 14 years. Before moving to Oman, Jinane taught English at the International College of Beirut....
  • Neelmani Bhardwaj
    Neelmani is a senior general insurance professional with 25 years of extensive international experience in Financial Services industry of which 18 years were with American International Group (AIG) in varied...
  • Clauss Niazi
    Board Secretary
    Clauss moved to Oman in 2013 together with her family and chose ABA to give her 2 daughters, both now in high school, an IB education. Since her arrival at...
  • Riaan De Bruin
    Mr. De Bruin was appointed as a Board Member of ABA in May 2019 and is a member of the Strategic Development sub-Committee (SDC) Riaan's is a father of two...
  • Mallikarjuna Korisepati
    Mr. Mallikarjuna Korisepati was appointed as a Board Member of ABA in May 2019 and he is a member of the Strategic Development Committee. Mallikarjuna is part of senior management...
  • Nadir Ahmed
    Nadir Ahmed is a Banking & Investments Professional with over 10 years of progressive experience in front office and middle office positions. He is especially experienced in the areas of...
  • Arif Mawany
    Arif is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer at Al Tamimi & Company in Oman and is recognised for his legal expertise by international legal publications such as the Legal...
  • Alan Dillon
    Alan Dillon joined the ABA Board in 2019 as the British Embassy representative. Alan served for 12 years in the Royal Marines before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in...
  • Dr. Susan R. Groesbeck
    Head of School
    Dr. Groesbeck attained her BA from Skidmore College, Phi Beta Kappa, her MA in Languages, Literatures and Linguistics and her EdD in Supervision and Curriculum Development from the University of...