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 children attending ABA and has been associated with the school since 2012. His family has been living in Oman for nine years and before that they lived in Kuwait and South Africa. Riaan and his wife Leigh are both regularly involved in various aspects at the school and in the community.

In his full-time role Riaan is responsible for the strategic planning and transformation change for a large local bank. Riaan has extensive experience working in Financial Services Industry across both developed and emerging markets. In his current full-time role and during his career Riaan works on formulating long terms strategic plans, undertaking in-depth research and investigate studies, operational-and-financial performance supervision and corporate governance. Riaan has a post-graduate degree in Business Management and an under-graduate degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The De Bruin Family are proud members of the ABA "Vipers" Community.