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.

Tony Jhangiani-Jashanmal

Tony Jhangiani-Jashanmal

Tony is the Chair of the ACSSA as well as an alumnus from 1965 and alumni parent. He is the President and member of the Board of Directors of the Jashanmal Group, a retail and wholesale distributor in the Arabian Gulf region. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Hamburg University, Germany. Tony was born in Kuwait and lives between Kuwait and Dubai.

Dr Nicholas Tate CBE

Dr Nicholas Tate CBE

Nicholas is Vice Chair of the ACSSA. He has served as Headmaster of Winchester College, Director-General of the International School of Geneva and a governor of the IB. He was educated at Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool and holds a doctorate in history. He has also served as chief advisor to England’s Secretary of State for Education. He was appointed CBE in 2001. Nicholas lives in London.

Elizabeth Cairncross

Elizabeth Cairncross

Elizabeth is the 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 Grammer School and as Deputy Head at Christ’s Hosptial. She has served as a trustee for CASE Europe, the Bulkeley Evans charity and the Choir Schools Association. Elizabeth lives in England.

John Cheesmond

John Cheesmond

John is an Aiglon alumni parent. His career includes being Global Head Finance at Ciba-Geigy Ltd., CEO of Inolex Philadelphia, Partner at Deloitte, Partner at Schroder Venture Lifesciences and CEO of an African NGO. He holds an MSc. from London University Graduate School of Business. John is British born in South Africa and living in Basel since 1988.

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.

Alessandro Corsini

Alessandro Corsini

Alessandro is an alumnus from 1975 and is the president of the global Alumni Eagle Association (ACAEA). He is managing director of the LONSIN GLobal Credit Fund in London and has served as president of the board of the John Q Aymar Corporation. He holds a BS in Communications and Marketing from Boston University. Sandro is American/Italian living between Rome and New York.

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.

Elisabeth van de Grampel

Elisabeth van de Grampel

Elisabeth graduated from Aiglon in 1980; she is a current parent as well as president of the FOAC EU. She works internationally in S&P and Dow Jones companies in controlling, six sigma and accounting. She holds a degree in business administration from the University of Innsbruck. Elisabeth is Austrian and currently lives in Munich, Germany.

Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS

Professor 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.

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.

Elizabeth Cairncross
ACSSA Director, ACA Nomination Committee

John Cheesmond
ACA Treasurer

Ingrid Christophersen MBE
ACSSA Director

Alessandro Corsini
ACSSA Director

Koome Gikunda
ACSSA Director

Heather de Haes OAM
ACA Nomination Committee

Tony Jashanmal
ACA Director, ACSSA Chair, ACA Nomination Committee

Aura Reinhardt
ACA Nomination Committee

Iskandar Safa
ACA Director

Louis Snyder
ACA Vice Chair

Dr Nicholas Tate CBE
ACA Chair, ACSSA Vice Chair, ACA Nomination Committee

Elisabeth van de Grampel
ACSSA Director

Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS
ACSSA Director

Egon Vorfeld
ACA Advancement 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

Herbert Clemens

Michel Dätwyler

Viscount Terence Devonport

Mark Elliott

Julian Finn

Christopher Gallagher

Julian Izant

Patrick Kearley

Jacques Luisier

Dr Gerry Percy


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