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Swiss Educational Association (SEA)

The Swiss Educational Association (SEA) was founded in 1962 as the not-for-profit trusteeship for RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the seven members of the school board are elected.

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Swiss Educational Association (SEA), its parent, corporate and honorary members elect from among themselves the seven members of the school board. The president, vice president and treasurer must be Swiss nationals.

The board holds monthly meetings with the school management, teacher representatives and representatives of our two Embassies to define and monitor the school strategy, discuss current affairs and locate new opportunities. The  board commissions personnel, marketing, finance, infrastructure, and temporary commisssions digitalization and german hub support and advice the school management team.

The 2022/2023 board members are:

Function: President
Name: Knut Sierotzki
Subcommitee: Personnel, Infrastructure
Since: 2015

Function: Vice President
Name: Natalie Becher
Subcommitee: Personnel, Strategy
Since: 2019

Function: Treasurer
Name: Thomas Keller 
Subcommitee: Finance, Legal
Since: 2022

Function: Parents’  Representative  
Name: Andrew Djie
Subcommitee: Finance, Legal,
School Development
Since: 2020

Function: Secretary
Name: Antje Kröber
Subcommitee: Strategy, School Development
Since: 2022

Function: Member 1
Name: Bernhard GrĂĽnewald
Subcommitee: Infrastructure, School Development
Since: 2022

Function: Member 2
Name: Oliver Yodrak Buranadis
Subcommitee: Infrastructure, School Development
Since: 2022



Organizational Chart

RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok is a private, not-for-profit association recognized and supported by the Swiss and German governments and educational authorities. Internally, it is organized as follows: