DISD School Association & Board

The owner of the school is the German Consulate General in Dubai. The School Association is responsible for the maintenance of the school. At the general meetings, the members elect the DISD Board from the parents. The DISD Board acts on behalf of the members/parents of the School Association. Its duties, according to the statute (link in German), include:

  • Setting the school’s policies
  • Positioning and guaranteeing the school infrastructure
  • Establishing the framework conditions that allow students and teachers to receive a quality school education
  • Hiring of all employees, including school management, teaching staff, and administrative staff
  • Determining the amount of school fees
  • Preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, which in turn is approved at the General Assembly of Members
  • Organizing and holding board meetings and general meetings.

The term of office of a board member is two years and can be extended by re-election.

Board meetings are held once a month. At these meetings, current DISD issues are discussed and decisions are made.

 

For general inquiries to the DISD Board, please contact the following email address: vorstand@germanschool.ae.

DISD School Board 2020/21:

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Dr. Munier Al.Amoudi

Head of the Board

Board for Law and Adminstration

munier.al-amoudi@germanschool.ae

More information about Dr. Munier Al-Amoudi

Munier is an entrepreneur after earning degrees in medicine, health and social services management, and MBA. He has served on the DISD Board of Directors since 2016 where he has overseen functions in HR, FM, Admin and Legal over the years, and has served as Board Chair since 2019.

“I want to use my work and volunteerism at the school to help shape DISD as an interface of languages, cultures, and systems, to provide our children with a quality German education abroad, and to continually enhance the quality and reputation of our school.”

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Sener Erkol

Deputy Head of the Board, Board for HR

Deputy Board for Property & Administration

sener.erkol@germanschool.ae

More information about Sener Erkol

Diplom Business Administrator (FH) with focus on Marketing East Asia, Japan

After many years in Japan as a consultant for market analysis and market entry strategies in various industries, he continues to bring experience as a leader from the regions of Asia, West-East Europe and Middle East.

As a board member it is important to act on the one hand as an extended arm for the parents/customers and on the other hand to face the daily challenges in the HR department. It is important to find, retain and promote the best possible personnel.

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Patrick Braunschweig

More information about Patrick Braunschweig

Patrick’s background is in consulting for finance and strategy departments of large and mid-sized companies. At DISD, he is treasurer and thus overlooks the school’s financial budget.

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Bernd Schmidt

Board for Property

Deputy Board for HR, Deputy Treasurer, Deputy Secretary

bernd.schmidt@germanschool.ae

More information about Bernd Schmidt

“I am involved in the Board of Directors to create the best possible long-term stable learning environment (teachers and educators as well as infrastructure) for all children in DISD to reach their full personal potential.”

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Thomas Harenberg

Board for Marketing and Communication

 

thomas.harenberg@germanschool.ae

More information about Thomas Harenberg

Thomas is Managing Director of Veridos FZE – Joint Venture of Giesecke + Devrient and the official Bundesdruckerei GmbH. At the school he is responsible for marketing and communication, as well as the further development of the athletic area in the DISD.

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Katharina Meißner

Board for School Community & School Development

Deputy Board for Marketing & Communication

katharina.meissner@germanschool.ae

More information about Katharina Meißner

Katharina is a teacher of Spanish, Geography and German. She studied in Tübingen and Valencia and later earned her doctorate.

Through her work on the board, she would like to contribute to the sustainable development of the school and the kindergarten in line with the school’s mission statement and to strengthen the school community. The aim is to create transparency and optimize communication.

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Götz Rößner

Secretary and Board for School Community & School Development

Deputy Board for Legal Issues

goetz.roessner@germanschool.ae

More information about Götz Rößner

Götz was born and raised abroad and graduated from a school abroad. He studied business administration in Würzburg and has worked for the German Foreign Office for 30 years, 24 of them abroad.

Since 2003, he has been a member of the Executive Board almost continuously, meanwhile at the fourth German school abroad. Due to his experience, including as chairman of the board, he represents the German schools in our region on the board advisory committee of the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad and was involved in the finalization of the new Orientation Framework for School Quality Abroad. Although his strength obviously lies in school development, he never loses sight of the concerns of students, parents and teachers.

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Holger Mahnicke

General Consul, School Owner

More information about Holger Mahnicke

Consul General Mahnicke is a natural member of the Board in his function.

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Nina Ekambi

Representative of the Board

 

nina.ekambi@germanschool.ae

More Information about Nina Ekambi

Nina has been living in Dubai since 2012. Her background is in peace and conflict studies and event management, and she joined DISD in January 2020 as a Board Commissioner.

“As a commissioner, I am the interface between the board, administration, school management and the parent community. For me, it is especially important to unite all needs and suggestions as best as possible, always with the goal of optimizing the school for our students.”