Once the Association was established in 2016, the Western region was headed by the first elected regional Executive Committee comprising Frank Braccia, Head, Goldcrest International School, Mumbai (Chair), Ms. Jasmine Madhani, Head of Jamnabai Narsee International School, Mumbai (Vice Chair) and Ms. Mahera Goel, Head, L’Academie Globale, Mumbai (Executive Member).

In 2022, the new regional Executive Committee was appointed comprising Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Head, BD Somani International School, Mumbai (Chair), Mr. Abimanyu Basu, Dean and CEO, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai (Vice Chair) and Ms. Radhika Sinha, Head, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai (Executive Member).

The regional committee member schools typically meet twice a year to deliberate upon pertinent issues in education.

Regional Committee

[ult_team team_img_grayscale=”off” img_hover_eft=”” link_switch=”on” staff_link=”url:%23modalOne|||” image=”id^1039|url^http://www.ibheadsassociationindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/geoffrey-fisher.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Geoffrey Fisher|description^null” name=”Dr. Geoffrey Fisher” pos_in_org=”Chair”][/ult_team][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Dr. Geoffrey Fisher” btn_size=”md” btn_bg_color=”#f4524d” btn_text=”Read More” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-slideup” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″]Dr. Geoffrey Fisher has been working within International Education for 30 years in a variety of countries and has spent 28 of those years as a Head of School. During his career he has been lucky enough to work in South America, Australia, Africa, Europe and India. His work in India includes Principal of Kodaikanal International School, Head of Academy at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad and Head of School at BD Somani International School. Geoff has been blessed with a warm and enriching family and an incredibly enriching life.[/ultimate_modal]
[ult_team team_img_grayscale=”off” img_hover_eft=”” link_switch=”on” staff_link=”url:%23modalOne|||” image=”id^1038|url^http://www.ibheadsassociationindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/abhimanyu-basu.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^abhimanyu-basu|description^null” name=”Mr. Abhimanyu Basu” pos_in_org=”Co Chair”][/ult_team][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Mr. Abhimanyu Basu” btn_size=”md” btn_bg_color=”#f4524d” btn_text=”Read More” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-slideup” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″]An international educator for over twenty-six years, Abhimanyu Basu is the Dean and CEO at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School. His experience in the IB world includes being a Teacher, Senior Examiner, Workshop Leader and Presenter at Conferences. In addition, he is also a Consultant and Team Visit Leader for new IB Schools and is a member of Visiting Accreditation Teams for CIS and NEASC to accredit international schools globally. A trainer in classroom pedagogy and leadership, he has presented at international forums such as the IB Global Conference, Global Round Square Conference (Canada) , Cambridge Conference (India), Edu Tech Asia, IC3 , Microsoft Edu days, Adobe Asia Pacific, TAISI to name a few.

A Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Fellow and Adobe Education Leader, he has led the schools rapid transition on to a virtual learning environment last March on the MS teams platform within a span of two weeks with remote training of 3500 stakeholders. He believes in the role of technology as an enabler to optimize instruction and student outcomes; in order embed 21st century skills in the learning process. This will help prepare students for a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the cutting age of instructional technology should be platform agnostic where one can draw on the best of Microsoft, Adobe, Google and Apple has to offer.

Abhimanyu holds a Master’s in International Education from the Van Loan School at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, as well as a Masters in Physiology with specialization in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Calcutta University.[/ultimate_modal]

[ult_team team_img_grayscale=”off” img_hover_eft=”” link_switch=”on” staff_link=”url:%23modalOne|||” image=”id^1040|url^http://www.ibheadsassociationindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/radhika-sinha.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^radhika-sinha|description^null” name=”Mrs. Radhika Sinha” pos_in_org=”Member”][/ult_team][ultimate_modal modal_title=”Mrs. Radhika Sinha” btn_size=”md” btn_bg_color=”#f4524d” btn_text=”Read More” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-slideup” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″]A Masters’ Degree in English Literature, she has been a teacher in English. She has taught at reputed institutions like Sacred Heart School, Jamshedpur, Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer and Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore. She has donned multi-faceted roles all through her career spanning close to 40 years now – Academic Coordinator, Examination Controller, Supervising Examiner, Registered Examiner for English Language and Literature, Housemistress, Vice Principal and Principal.

In fact, she was the first lady Principal in the country to head an all boys’ residential school, Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore. Her stellar contribution in setting up this world class institution, brought her to Mumbai to help set up Aditya Birla World Academy, of which she is the founding Principal. She received the Chairman’s Individual Award as ‘Exceptional Contributor’ at the Aditya Birla Group Awards for Outstanding Achievement in 2011.

To further her professional development, she has attended several training programmes: “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership” at Harvard Graduate School of Education; the International School Leadership Summit at the University of Iowa; ‘Leadership and Group Dynamics’ organised by the Principals’ Training Centre (Boston); ‘Management Development Programme on Excellence in School
Education’ organised by IIM, Calcutta; ‘Human Resources Development
Programme for School Administrators at BITS Pilani, to name just a few.

Having acquired the wealth of experience, she believes that in all her years of teaching, she has learnt a lot more than she has taught and continues to be an avid ‘learner’. It is her wish to give back to society by sharing and mentoring, guiding and leading by example.[/ultimate_modal]