The Board of Directors would like to recognise three departing Board Members and two new Board Members
Recognition for Three Departing Board Members:
Louis Vigneault Dubois (Board Member 2017 – 2020)
The Board would like to recognise the outstanding contribution of Mr. Louis Vigneault Dubois who stepped down from the Board this summer. Louis was UN appointed to the Board in July 2017, has served as the Board Secretary from 2018-2020, Chair of the Strategic Plan Task Force 2019-2020 and has been a member of the Executive Committee from 2018. His attention to detail, generative approach to governance and dedication to the Board are much appreciated. On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank him and wish him much success in the future.
Caryn McClelland (Board Member 2018-2020)
The Board would also like to recognise the hard work and dedication of Caryn McClelland who steps down from the Board in August 2020. Caryn became a valued member of the Finance Committee in 2017 and was invited to become a Board appointed member in August 2018. Caryn was also a valued member of the Strategic Plan Task Force in 2019-2020. Her dedication to the work of the Board, strategic vision and practical approach to problem solving will be greatly missed by the Board. We wish her much success on her move to London.
Cristiana Sparacino (2019-2020)
The Board would like to thank Cristiana Sparacino for her hard work this year. Cristiana joined the Board in August 2019 and was also a member of the Finance Committee. Cristiana is an economist on a sabbatical from the International Fund of Agricultural Development in Rome, Italy. She will return to Rome to pursue her next assignment. We are grateful for the clear thinking and ‘big picture’ perspective Cristiana brought to all discussions and thank her for her dedication on the Board this year.
Welcome two new Board members:
We are delighted to announce that Zeynel Kasapoglu agreed to join the Board in a Board appointed position in June 2020. Zeynel has been a member of the Fundraising Task Force 2019-2020. Zeynel is from Cyprus and has lived in Hanoi for over the last ten years. He is managing director of Ilse Education and Consulting. He has two children at UNIS Hanoi. Zeynel’s first term will run 2020-2024. Please join us in welcoming Zeynel to the Board.
Simone Vis is our new UN appointed member who joins the Board in August 2020. Simone joined the United Nations in 1997 and has worked on education programmes in many countries including Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Suriname, Turkey and Lebanon. Ms. Vis has served as UNICEF Vietnam’s Chief of Education since June 2018. Simone is from the Netherlands and has one child at UNIS. Simone’s first term is 2020-2024. We are delighted to welcome Simone to the UNIS Hanoi Board of Directors.