Jim Sindle joined the Board of Trustees in October 2023.
Jim Sindle assumed duty as the U.S. Consul General in Dhahran in September, 2023, and has more than three decades of U.S. government experience.
Mr. Sindle hails from Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BSc), Georgetown University (MSc), and the U.S. Army War College (MSc).
Dr. Mack has worked as an educator for 39 years and has held several leadership positions, including the post of Director at the International School of Latvia. Prior to joining ISG, Dr. Mack was Superintendent of the Lakewood School District of Washington. Dr. Mack holds both a Master’s degree in Education and a Doctorate in the Philosophy of Educational Leadership.
Dr. Mack moved to Saudi Arabia in 2018 with his wife, who is a teacher for the American School of Dhahran. They have three children who live and work in the United States.
Andrew joined the Board of Trustees in August 2021. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah and a Law degree from the University of Houston. Andrew has been practicing law in private practice and in-house for 14 years. He currently works for Saudi Aramco as Senior Counsel focusing primarily on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project development and corporate matters.
Andrew is married to Lindsey and has two sons and two daughters. His son and oldest daughter attend the American School Dhahran.
Lamees Al-Ali joined the Board of Trustees in February 2019. She has over fifteen years of experience working with strategic messaging and corporate communications and is enthusiastically dedicated to bridging the gap between industries and cultures with various key international audiences.
Lamees received her B.A. in mass communications from The George Washington University at Mount Vernon College. She believes that instilling a strong value for education and communication in future generations is a major key to success, as is fostering fruitful professional and personal relationships.
In her spare time, Lamees enjoys travel, spending time with her husband and three children, two of whom attend DEMS, reading and constantly educating herself on the fascinating minds and incredible potential of individuals with autism.
Sireen Abdul Qader joined the Board of Trustees in January 2021. Sireen received a Bachelor’s degree from Amman University, Jordan, and a Master of Financial Economics from Ohio University, USA, and has more than 20 years of experience in diverse positions in strategic planning, forecasting, financial analysis, and reporting in multinational companies in Jordan and the USA.
Sireen is currently teaching at Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University in the Finance and Accounting department. She is married and has twin boys attending American School Dhahran. Sireen enjoys reading, traveling, and meeting new people. She is passionate about education and believes that children deserve the best, therefore will use all her knowledge to benefit the students.
Nada Al-Othman joined the Board of Trustees in August 2021. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Art of Communication and a Master of Business Administration in International Management.
As part of her professional experience, she has exposure in various areas; banking and entrepreneurship, where she was able to start her own concepts in both F&B segment, and fashion design. She has also served three years as a member in the Alumni Board in Dhahran Ahliyya schools. Her son and daughter are currently enrolled in American School Dhahran.
Mark ‘SPIN’ Bennett graduated from Trent Polytechnic, U.K., with an honors degree in electrical engineering. He served in the Royal Air Force as a fast-jet navigator for 23 years, including a three-year appointment flying with the German Air Force. He was seconded to the Royal Saudi Air Force in 2002, in support of their Weapons System Officer basic flying training.
He subsequently joined BAE Systems in KSA and works at the King Abdulaziz Air Force assisting the RSAF with their Tornado aircraft and aircrew. His association with ISG began in 2002 when his daughter attended DBGS and he joined the ISG Board in 2003.
John Bourne joined the Board of Trustees in August 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems from Brigham University and pursued his MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
John has lived in Saudi Arabia since 2012, where he has held various roles within Saudi Aramco’s Controllers organization, primarily working with the development and review of control environments. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, he worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas, working extensively on financial audits within the oil and gas industry.
John, and his wife Tara, have four children. One child is currently attending American School Dhahran.
Khaled “Kal” Faytrouni joined the Board of Trustees in February 2019. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with honors from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC).
Kal is the Vice President of Operation working at a prominent U.S. organization with a significant presence in Saudi Arabia.
Kal’s specific area of expertise is international program management, global organizational leadership, international capture management, international business case development and cost optimization. He is married and has three children who are currently attending ASD.
Nagy Hassan joined the Board of Trustees in August 2023 . Nagy received a Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Master of Sport Management from Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and has more than 20 years of experience in diverse positions in strategic planning, Properties Management, Sport Management, and Marketing in Egypt and KSA. Nagy is currently working as a Business Development Manager at a leading company in Sport Solutions Facilities & Entertainment Company in KSA.
Nagy is married and has two sons attending ISG Dammam. He enjoys sports, entertainment, arts and meeting new people. He is passionate about sports and education and believes in their importance for student wellbeing, and that ISG schools deserve to be ranked the best in Saudi Arabia.
Cindy joined the Board of Trustees in August 2023. She has been an integral part of the performing arts scene in the US and Asia Pacific for over 20 years, and for nearly 10 years in the Middle East. She is the Founder and President of InPulse Creatives, an agency with the mission to provide creative solutions for artists, creators, and stakeholders who have an interest in bringing their work to and partnering with organizations in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific Regions.
Cindy is also the music programmer for Ithra Theater (King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Rami Raad joined the Board of Trustees in August 2021. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the George Washington University (GWU). He has over 25 years of experience in engineering, construction and program management.
At present, Rami serves as the Infrastructure Director at Jasara PMC, where he specializes in program management consulting for Saudi Giga Projects. Rami has two boys currently enrolled at the British School Dhahran.
Ryan Snell joined the Board of Trustees in January 2019. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Luther College and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. After schooling, he and his family moved to Houston, TX where he worked for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company as a Research Engineer, focusing on catalysis. In early 2017, the family moved to Jubail, Saudi Arabia for Ryan to start work at S-Chem. There, he spent two years as a Process Engineer before transitioning to his current position of Planning Manager. Presently two of his three children attend ISG Jubail. When not working, Ryan enjoys traveling with his family, running, and watching college sports.
Yeimy Trujillo joined the Board of Trustees in February 2019. She received an Executive MBA in corporate finance from the School of Economics Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Estácio de Sá University (UNESA); both institutions are located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is currently self-employed as an investor.
Her experience includes several years working in administrative and operational roles mainly with multinational companies, backed by her skills in business administration, finance, accounting and governance. She is married and has one child currently attending ASD.