School Governance

Aiglon College is wholly owned and overseen by a non-profit association responsible for enabling the School to operate in accordance to the aims and principles of the Founder, John Corlette.

The School operates under its legal name, Aiglon College Services SA (ACSSA). This company is fully owned by the Aiglon College Association (ACA), a non-profit association established pursuant to the Swiss Civil Code and registered in Chesières, Switzerland.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversee and direct the School's management. As the ACA is the sole shareholder of the ACSSA, the Board consists exclusively of members of the Association who meet three times per year. The Board may also devise sub-committees as needed to oversee various aspects of school development and direction.

Each ACSSA Director is an Ordinary Member of the association and is indicated below.

Elisabeth van de Grampel

Elisabeth van de Grampel

Elisabeth is Chair of the ACSSA. She graduated in 1980 from Aiglon College and is also an alumni parent and president of the FOAC EU. Elisabeth worked internationally in S&P and Dow Jones companies in Controlling and Six Sigma and has established a property development and management business. She holds a degree in business administration from the University of Innsbruck. Elisabeth is Austrian and currently lives in Munich, Germany.

Alessandro Corsini

Alessandro Corsini

Alessandro is Vice-Chair of the ACSSA. He is an alumnus from 1975, father of an alumna and president of the Aiglon College Alumni Eagle Association (ACAEA). He is President of the association, Orto Botanico Corsini Monte Argentario APS and is a managing director of the LONSIN GLobal Credit Fund in London. He holds a BS in Communications and Marketing from Boston University. Alessandro is American/Italian living between Tuscany and Los Angeles.

Princess Alia Al-Senussi, PhD

Princess Alia Al-Senussi, PhD

Alia graduated from Aiglon in 2000. She serves as Art Basel's UK and MENA Representative. She is a senior advisor to the Saudi Ministry of Culture as well as a cultural strategist working with a variety of governmental and private entities. Alia is devoted to philanthropy and patronage in contemporary art. She is previous chair of the Tate Young Patrons, and current member of the Tate Modern Advisory Council, Tate's Acquisitions Committee for the Middle East and N Africa, the ME Circle of the Guggenheim, Board of Patrons of Art Dubai, Board of 1:54 The African Art Fair, and trustee of Showroom London and Elisa Sednaoui Foundation. Alia has her PhD from SOAS, BA and MA from Brown, MSC from LSE.

Brian Ang

Brian Ang

Brian is a current Aiglon parent. He currently works in a family office based in Singapore with almost three decades of investment experience. He is also a board and executive committee member of a Singapore based charity, Ju Eng Home and holds an MBA from Imperial College, University of London. Brian currently lives in Singapore.

Carin Beumer

Carin Beumer

Carin is a co-founder, former CEO, co-owner and board director of a number of life-science companies in the space of human health and ag-biotech. These companies engage in cutting-edge research and develop solutions for today’s challenges to the health of mankind. Carin is also a (chair) board director of high impact global humanitarian organisations. Carin qualified at INSEAD as a certified board director (IDP-C) and graduated with a degree in economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She started her professional career as an investment banker. She is a former Aiglon parent and currently lives in London.

Elizabeth Cairncross

Elizabeth Cairncross

Elizabeth is the retired Principal of Wells Cathedral School, a leading British independent school. She studied English at Bedford College, London University. She has worked previously at King Edward’s School Witley, Kingston Grammar School and as Deputy Head at Christ’s Hospital. She has served as a trustee for CASE Europe, the Bulkeley Evans charity and the Choir Schools Association. Elizabeth lives in England.

Ingrid Christophersen MBE

Ingrid Christophersen MBE

Ingrid joined Aiglon in 1980 teaching geography, skiing and working in expeditions. She skied for the British Team between 1963 and 1968. She is a notable linguist and has translated seven books from Norwegian to English. She was awarded the MBE in 2007 for her services to skiing. Ingrid was raised in Norway and lives currently in England.

Koome Gikunda

Koome Gikunda

Koome graduated from Aiglon in 1999. He is currently a director at Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity fund. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Management Science and Engineering, where he was a Ford Foundation Scholar. He also received an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School as a Wafic Said Scholar. Koome lives in Nairobi.

Dr Caroline Harper CBE OBE

Dr Caroline Harper CBE OBE

Caroline is CEO of Sightsavers, an international not for profit focusing to prevent sight loss and fighting for the rights of people with disabilities in developing countries. Previously, she worked in the oil and gas industry. She has a degree in Physics and a PhD from Cambridge. She was awarded an OBE in 2000 and CBE in 2015 and lives in London.

Luis Rey, PhD

Luis Rey, PhD

Luis is Head of Colegio Internacional de Sevilla – San Francisco de Paula, run by his family for well over a century. He holds doctorates in chemistry from Sevilla and Bologna. Sole Spaniard on the IB Board of Governors to date, he was awarded the French Palmes Académiques (2003) and the Stella Italiana (2010). He is honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Sevilla.

Steven Sandler

Steven Sandler

Steven is a Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director for Acansa Investment Management Group, LLC, a premier Outsourced Chief Investment Officer serving university endowments, select family offices, and charitable foundations. Steven leads all firm private investment activities. He is also the Founder, Chairman, and former CEO of Crosswind Capital, LLC, diversified investment firm based in New York and London. He is a graduate of The Peddie School, and holds a BA from Washington & Lee University, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Aiglon parent, and currently lives in New York.

Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS

Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS

Tejinder is an alumni parent. He works as an experimental particle physicist and professor of physics at Imperial College London; he is most noted for his contributions leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson in July 2012 at CERN. He is the recipient of numerous physics awards and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2012 and knighted by the Queen in 2014 for his services to science. Tejinder and his wife live in Geneva.

Guy Tritton

Guy Tritton

Guy is a practising barrister at Hogarth Chambers specialising in intellectual property, IT and music law. He has a Natural Science Degree (Durham). He is a qualified mediator, author of "Intellectual Property in Europe", Chairman of Code of Practice Committee of National Office of Animal Health; adviser, director and investor in various start-up tech and software companies, visiting lecturer to Maastricht University and Chairman of Rhino Ark, an environmental charity. He lives in London.

Aiglon College Association: Ordinary Members

Ordinary Members of the Association are appointed by the General Assembly upon proposal and recommendation by the Nomination Committee. Ordinary Members are appointed for four-year terms and may serve up to a maximum of twelve years. Ordinary Members must not miss more than three annual General Assemblies within one term.

Princess Alia Al-Senussi (Chantecler, 2000)
ACSSA Director
Mohamed AlRafi

Brian Ang
ACSSA Director
Carin Beumer
ACSSA Director
James Burgunder

Elizabeth Cairncross
ACSSA Director, ACA Nomination Committee
Ingrid Christophersen MBE
ACSSA Director
Alessandro Corsini (Delaware, 1975)
ACSSA Vice-Chair
Heather de Haes OAM
ACA Nomination Committee
Amynah Hassanali

Koome Gikunda (Delaware, 1999)
ACSSA Director, ACA Treasurer, ACA Nomination Committee
Dr Caroline Harper CBE OBE
ACSSA Director
Luis Rey
ACSSA Director
Iskandar Safa
ACA Director
Steven Sandler
ACSSA Director
Louis Snyder (Belvedere/Delaware, 1969)
ACA Chair (Acting), ACA Nomination Committee
Dr Shireen Sindi (Exeter, 2002)
ACA Nomination Committee
Anjali Singh

Guy Tritton
ACSSA Director
Pieter van Doorne (Alpina, 1983)
Elisabeth van de Grampel
ACSSA Chair, ACA Director, ACA Nomination Committee
Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS
ACSSA Director
Egon Vorfeld (Delaware, 1985)
ACA Advancement Committee, ACA Nomination Committee


Aiglon College Association: Honorary Members

Honorary Members of the Association are appointed by the General Assembly upon proposal and recommendation by the Nomination Committee. Honorary Members are appointed for five-year terms and may be re-elected indefinitely.

Todd Benoliel (Alpina, 1984) John Cheesmond
Happy Cheung Herbert Clemens
Michel Dätwyler Viscount Terence Devonport (1962)
Mark Elliott Julian Finn (1965)
Julian Izant (1972) Tony Jashanmal (Alpina, 1965)
Patrick Kearley Jacques Luisier
Dr Gerry Percy Aura Reinhardt (Clairmont/Exeter, 1972)


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