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Our Governance

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Our Governance

The NIST Foundation

As one of the only not-for-profit schools in the Bangkok international school community, NIST is overseen by the NIST International School Foundation, represented by members who are both elected by parents and appointed. The majority of the members of the foundation must be parents or guardians of children who attend NIST, and thus represent the interests of the entire community through their governance.

The NIST Executive School Board

Elected by their peers on the NIST Foundation board, the NIST Executive School Board oversees the school on its behalf. Through their work they support the NIST’s mission and vision, maintain financial oversight, and contribute to the community’s strategic direction. In addition to oversight of the school’s operations, together with NIST Foundation members, the board forms committees to support particular areas.

A Detailed Look at Our Governance

Our community strives to be as transparent as possible in the role and function of both the NIST Foundation and Executive School Board. Their respective responsibilities and the election process are detailed in our governance overview.

NIST Foundation Board

Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi-Chairman

Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi

Chairman

Mr. Prabsharan Singh Thakral-School Board Chair

Mr. Prab Thakral

School Board Chair

Mr. Ravi Sawhney-Founding Member

Mr. Ravi Sawhney

Founding Member

Mr. Bruce G. Hemmingsen-Secretary

Mr. Bruce G. Hemmingsen

Secretary & Treasurer

Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai - Member

Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai

Member

Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar - Member

Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar

Member

Mr. Krisada Lamsam - Member

Mr. Krisada Lamsam

Member

Ms. Nathalie Taib - Member

Ms. Nathalie Taib

Member

Dr. Nattavut Kulnides - Member

Dr. Nattavut Kulnides

Member

Dr. Papinya Sirimongkolkasem - Member

Dr. Papinya Sirimongkolkasem

Member

Ms. Patricia Kelly - Member

Ms. Patricia Kelly

Member

Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn - Member

Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn

Member

Mr. Quentin Job - Member

Mr. Quentin Job

Member

Mr. Sarut Ruttanaporn - Member

Mr. Sarut Ruttanaporn

Member

 

Mr. Sathaporn Kamkong - Member

Mr. Sathaporn Kamkong

Member

Mr. Stephen J. Cooper - Member

Mr. Stephen J. Cooper

Member

Mr. Suksawat Watewai - Member

Mr. Suksawat Watewai

Member

Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn - Member

Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn

Member

Mr. Thai Khoon Quincy Yu - Member

Mr. Thai Khoon Quincy Yu

Member

Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti - Member

Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti

Member

Dr. Vanessa Steinmayer - Member

Dr. Vanessa Steinmayer

Member

Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon - Member

Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon

Member

Mr. Yosathep Singhsachathet - Member

Mr. Yosathep Singhsachathet

Member

Executive School Board

Mr. Prab Thakral (Board Chair)
Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai (Member)
Mr. Bruce Hemmingsen (Member)
Mr. Krisada Lamsam (Member)
Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar (Member)
Ms. Patricia (Trish) Kelly (Member)
Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn (Member)
Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti (Member)
Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon (Member)
Dr. James Dalziel (Staff Representative)
Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Member & Secretary)

School Board Committees

Members of the NIST Foundation, NIST Executive School Board and school leadership serve on various committees that contribute to the ongoing development of the school, while also providing oversight to ensure that progress aligns to our mission and values.

NIST Foundation Board

Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi-Chairman

Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi

Chairman

Mr. Prabsharan Singh Thakral-School Board Chair

Mr. Prab Thakral

School Board Chair

Mr. Ravi Sawhney-Founding Member

Mr. Ravi Sawhney

Founding Member

Mr. Bruce G. Hemmingsen-Secretary

Mr. Bruce G. Hemmingsen

Secretary & Treasurer

Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai - Member

Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai

Member

Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar - Member

Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar

Member

Mr. Krisada Lamsam - Member

Mr. Krisada Lamsam

Member

Ms. Nathalie Taib - Member

Ms. Nathalie Taib

Member

Dr. Nattavut Kulnides - Member

Dr. Nattavut Kulnides

Member

Dr. Papinya Sirimongkolkasem - Member

Dr. Papinya Sirimongkolkasem

Member

Ms. Patricia Kelly - Member

Ms. Patricia Kelly

Member

Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn - Member

Ms. Pornpan Chayasuntorn

Member

Mr. Quentin Job - Member

Mr. Quentin Job

Member

Mr. Sarut Ruttanaporn - Member

Mr. Sarut Ruttanaporn

Member

 

Mr. Sathaporn Kamkong - Member

Mr. Sathaporn Kamkong

Member

Mr. Stephen J. Cooper - Member

Mr. Stephen J. Cooper

Member

Mr. Suksawat Watewai - Member

Mr. Suksawat Watewai

Member

Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn - Member

Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn

Member

Mr. Thai Khoon Quincy Yu - Member

Mr. Thai Khoon Quincy Yu

Member

Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti - Member

Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti

Member

Dr. Vanessa Steinmayer - Member

Dr. Vanessa Steinmayer

Member

Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon - Member

Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon

Member

Mr. Yosathep Singhsachathet - Member

Mr. Yosathep Singhsachathet

Member

Executive School Board

Mr. Prab Thakral (Board Chair)
Ms. Angkana Uthaisangchai (Member)
Mr. Bruce Hemmingsen (Member)
Mr. Krisada Lamsam (Member)
Mr. Charoen (Timmy) Kokar (Member)
Ms. Patricia (Trish) Kelly (Member)
Mr. Tanon Tantisunthorn (Member)
Mr. Thanes Rajatapiti (Member)
Mr. Wai Kiat Michael Soon (Member)
Dr. James Dalziel (Staff Representative)
Ms. Poonam Sachdev (Member & Secretary)

School Board Committees

Members of the NIST Foundation, NIST Executive School Board and school leadership serve on various committees that contribute to the ongoing development of the school, while also providing oversight to ensure that progress aligns to our mission and values.

Our Aspiration, NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Aspiration

We strive to expand traditional models of education, to foster principled, good people who will flourish throughout their lives and in turn make a positive impact in the world.

Welcome to NIST International School

As the first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, we inspire and empower individual excellence, and enrich lives.
Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Book a School Tour

We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.

Joining the NIST Community

Selecting a school can be a difficult decision for families, and we hope to work with you to help you make the right choice. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

The IB Mission at NIST Internation School in Bangkok

The IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate does not represent only a curriculum, but also a mission to transform the world through education by fostering thoughtful, principled learners.

An Education that Inspires & Enriches

Though we have cultivated a reputation for excellence in academics, we believe education is inextricably tied to wellbeing, character and action. Through learning comes joy.

A Lasting Impact, Service Learning at NIST International School in Bangkok

A Lasting Impact

Many of our alumni go on to work for NGOs and non-profits, become activists and reformers, and even create their own social enterprises.

Transforming Lives through Service

We believe service must be woven into the fabric of our learning, not as single projects or donations, but rather as the core means through which we translate learning into sustained action.
The NIST Falcons

The NIST Falcons

Our Falcons athletes participate in over a dozen competitive sports, from basketball and volleyball to gymnastics and fencing, with other schools around Bangkok and Southeast Asia.

Opportunities beyond the Classroom

We grow when pushed beyond our perceived limits. The NIST Activities Programme offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves through more than 300 activities, including sports, the arts, technology and more.

We believe in the power of education

International & Inclusive

As one of the most diverse international schools in Thailand, we seek to be inclusive and value difference as a catalyst for individual and collective growth.

A Vibrant Community Built on Shared Values

"Respectful, healthy, ethical relationships and interactions create a true sense of community at NIST."
(2018 NEASC Accreditation Report)

Contact NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Campus

Nestled in Bangkok's central business district, the NIST campus sits in close proximity to Asok BTS Station, and Sukhumvit and Petchaburi MRT Stations.

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