Strategic advice & long-term development
Originally established in 1990, the Bavarian International School (BIS) updated its status to that of non-profit stock corporation (gemeinnützige Aktiengesellschaft) in April of 2018. The nine-member Supervisory Board works in partnership with the Executive Board, which is comprised of the Head of School and Business Director. The Supervisory Board has both monitoring and advisory functions, supporting the corporation in its political, financial, business, and fundraising areas, and in the overall strategic development of BIS. Five subcommittees of the Supervisory Board - Executive, Finance, Governance, Strategic Development, and Advancement - focus on specific topics and present reports and recommendations to the Supervisory Board. The Chair and the Vice Chair coordinate the board, supervise the committees and lead the meetings. All members of the Supervisory Board work on a voluntary basis.
With the change of status to a non-profit stock corporation, those parents of BIS who had children enrolled in the school in 2018 were named as Shareholders. As the children of those parents graduate or move on, the shares of those families pass on to either new families requesting shares or to the Friends of BIS e.V. which was founded with the purpose of supporting the school’s fundraising efforts.
"With its international, holistic and personalised approach to education, BIS prepares its students excellently for the dynamic, globalised future. In addition, Bavarian International School is of great importance for Munich as a business location - the offer of an international school is a key factor in attracting experts and managers from all over the world to the Munich region." - Marc Aghili, Chair, BIS Supervisory Board
Members of the BIS Supervisory Board:
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano
Dr. Manuel Cubero
Dr. Ralph Panzer
Silke van Wasen