Board of Trustees


Kevin Lane
Chairman

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

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.


Martha Braide
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.


Camille Gailey
Governance Committee 

Camille is French and a current parent. She is a lawyer working in the banking industry and joined the Board in 2014, after previously serving for seven years.


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.


Annalisa Gigante
Education Committee 

Annalisa is Italian and a ZIS parent. She works in strategy, innovation and marketing and joined the Board in 2011.


Aloys Hirzel
Community Relations Committee

Aloys is Swiss and a ZIS parent. He works in public relations and joined the Board in 2007.


Kevin Lyne-Smith
Finance Committee

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


George Quinn
Finance Committee

George is British and a ZIS parent. He works in the insurance industry and joined the Board 2011, having previously served from 2003-5.



Carlos Silva Lopes
Facilities Committee

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

Ron Steijn
Facilities Committee 

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 


Ewa Svensson Rydell
Education Committee 

Ewa is Swedish and a ZIS past parent. She has experience in communications and talent management and joined the Board in 2010.


George Terziev
Finance Committee

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

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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+41 (0) 58 750 2500
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+41 (0) 58 750 2200
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