Board of Trustees



Kevin Lane
Chairman of the Board

Kevin is American and a ZIS parent. He is a management consultant and joined the Board in 2014.

Ron Steijn
Vice Chairman of the Board

Ron Steijn is Dutch and a ZIS parent. He works in the pensions and benefits sector, and joined the Board in 2016 after previously serving for nine years 


Martha Braide
Board Secretary
Governance Committee

Martha is Canadian, Swiss and British, and a ZIS parent. She works in marketing in the banking industry and joined the Board in 2009.


Pascale Baumgartner
Facilities Committee

Pascale is Swiss and a ZIS parent. She works as an Executive Board Member of a Swiss charitable foundation and joined the Board in 2011


Christopher Bödtker
Governance Committee

Christopher is Norwegian and a ZIS parent. He works in private equity and investment banking and joined the Board in 2005.


Michael Gerber
Community Relations Committee 

Michael is Swiss and a ZIS parent. He works for a Swiss education charity and joined the Board in 2013.


Erik Kaas

Erik Kaas is German and Swiss and is a ZIS parent. He is a partner in a market investment management company and joined the Board in 2017.


Claudia Lifschitz-Scheiner

Claudia Lifschitz-Scheiner is Swiss and a ZIS parent. She is a mediator and a justice of the peace and joined the Board in 2017.


Kevin Lyne-Smith
Finance Committee

Kevin is British and a ZIS parent. He works in the banking industry and joined the Board in 2011.


Brian Scanlon

Brian Scanlon is American and a ZIS parent. He is a strategist and joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.


Carlos Silva Lopes
Facilities Committee

Carlos is Portuguese and a ZIS parent. He works in global marketing and joined the Board in 2013.

George Terziev
Finance Committee

George is Bulgarian and a ZIS parent. He works in finance and project management and joined the Board in 2013.

Alexandra Hallen Utterman

Alexandra Hallen Utterman is American and a ZIS parent. She has experience in investment management and joined the Board in 2017.


Lemeng Zhang

Lemeng Zhang is Chinese and a ZIS parent. She has experience in consulting and investment management and joined the Board in 2017.

ZIS (with its predecessor schools) is the oldest accredited school in Switzerland, having been accredited since 1971.


About Us

With more than 1,450 students at four unique campuses, ZIS offers an extensive educational program with all the benefits of size but the intimacy of smaller settings.

 

Admissions

We know that choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you through the process.

 

Learning at ZIS

At ZIS we recognize the unique and diverse nature of our students. That’s why accommodating the individual learning needs of each and every student remains our highest priority.

 

Student Life

Co-curricular activities challenge our students’ personal, social and physical development and encourage a greater passion for learning. Opportunities range from the arts to sports to outreach and service work and beyond.

 

Campuses

ZIS has four unique campuses offering a personal experience to each of our students. Whether it is an old villa or one of our modern buildings, ZIS offers an age-appropriate environment for your child’s learning.

 

Community

The ZIS community extends beyond our students and includes ZIS families, alumni, faculty and staff, corporate partners, neighbors and friends.

 

Alumni

Once a member of our community, always a part of our family around the world! Our alumni include former students, former parents and former faculty and staff. At ZIS we welcome our alumni’s engagement and strive to help you stay connected with your ZIS.

 

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