Our Board provide ABIS with support and guidance to help guys succeed in achieving our Mission

We have strong support

Meet the Board & our supporters.

ABIS is extremely fortunate to have the support of two of the biggest industrial players in the market. Sohar Aluminium & Orpic are committed to supporting ABIS on its journey to becoming a beacon of quality international education in Oman.

Since January 2017 we have two shareholder companies…

In January 2017, ABIS became an independent entity jointly owned by our two shareholders . We are proud to be associated with two companies who take investing in the future of Sohar so seriously. We are grateful for their continued support and their focus on excellence above all else.

Sohar Aluminium Board Representatives

The Al Batinah International School is incredibly lucky to have a huge amount of support from the local community. Jointly owned by Sohar Aluminium and Orpic, our school is led by people who are passionate about quality above all else.
Jerry Van Alphen

Jerry Van Alphen

Board Member since 2015. CFO Sohar Aluminium

Jerry has supported the school through the transition process from a small school through a leading school in the region that ABIS has become. He is a strong supporter of International Baccalaureate programmes, and has a keen interest in international education.

Aneseri Chetty

Aneseri Chetty

Board Member since 2016. Legal Counsel, Sohar Aluminium

For over 10 years, Aneseri has been a supporter of ABIS and has worked hard on behalf of the school in a huge range of areas. Her legal understanding and acumen help the school navigate the complex environment of expansion.

Orpic Board Representatives

The Al Batinah International School is incredibly fortunate to have a huge amount of support from the local community. Jointly owned by Sohar Aluminium and Orpic, our school is lead by people who are passionate about quality above all else.

Nofal al Saidi

Nofal al Saidi

Board Member since 2015. Board Chair since 2017. GMHR, Orpic

Nofal has worked hard to protect the interest of ABIS and is a real friend of the school. His ‘can do’ attitude, creativity and sense of humour are great assets to the school and the Board.

Hamed al Ajmi

Board Member since 2018.

 

Supporters of ABIS

There has been a group of individuals who have supported us our through significant stages in our development who were not ABIS Board Members. We would like to acknowledge their support and contributions with gratitude.

Said al Masoudi

Said al Masoudi

Said is the CEO of Sohar Aluminium and has been a long term supporter of the school and its Mission.

 
Musab al Mahruqi

Musab al Mahruqi

Musab was Orpic's CEO during the period where the school was considering growth and expansion. It was Musab's personal support for the school which brought our ideas to reality.

 

Christiaan Bezeidenhout

Chris worked with the school through the period of expansion and growth. His knowledge, determination and humility were enormously important when it came to delivering the wonderful, high quality campus that we have today.

 

Past Board Members

We owe a debt of gratitude to all of the individuals who served as ABIS Board Members since the school’s inception. Their vision and commitment to the school has helped us to become what we are today.

Ibrahim al Kalbani

Ibrahim al Kalbani

Board Member 2012 - 15.

Ibrahim worked with the school through the period of expansion, helping us follow tender procedures and deliver quality across the project.
Henk Pauw

Henk Pauw

Board Chair 2012 - 15.

Henk was instrumental in helping the school to grow to the school that it is today. His support, creativity and determination were critically important for the school.
Rob Willis

Rob Willis

Board Member 2009 - 2016.

 
Raj Navsaria

Raj Navsaria

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Bart Van Turnhout

Board Member 2009 - 2011.

 

Mohammed Issai

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Steve Butler

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Malik Al Shaibani

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Adam Bezeidenhout

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Phillip Bourdages

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Michael Otero

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Naill Obyrne

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

Paul Snyman

Board Chair 2009 - 2011.

 

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