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 2021/2022 board members are:

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

Function: Vice President
Name: Natalie Becher
Subcommitee: Infrastructure, HR, Digitalization
Since: 2019

Function: Treasurer
Name: Katja Ruethemann 
Subcommitee: Finance, Strategy and Marketing
Since: 2020

Function: Parents’  Representative  
Name: Andrew Djie
Subcommitee: Digitalization
Since: 2020

Function: Secretary
Name: Yves Clerc
Subcommitee: German Hub
Since: 2019

Function: Member 1
Name: Sascha, Modersitzki
Subcommitee: TBA
Since: 2021

Function: Member 2
Name: Jan-Wilko Helms
Subcommitee: Finance, Strategy and Marketing, Infrastructure, German Hub
Since: 2015

Members of the school development group:

– Yves Clerc as representative of the school board

– Andrew Djie as representative of the parents’ council

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: