Our Board & Director

Dr. Ajeenkya DY Patil
Dr. Ajeenkya DY Patil Chairman of the DY Patil Group

An educationist, who founded the group’s growing number of international schools and vast Knowledge City campus – a hub for engineering, healthcare, law, film, architecture, auto design and more.

His roles as President and Pro-Chancellor of the group’s universities in Pune and Navi Mumbai respectively, reveal a deep personal interest in the educational cause. His appointment as Chairman of the Central Board for Workers Education by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in India gives an indication of the wider contribution he has made in the field of education. Read more about Dr Patil and the DY Patil Group here

Surbhi Shah
Surbhi Shah Delegated on-site board member

Surbhi Shah brings business nous to the board. She understands the intricacies of running a successful organization, which she applies to everyday school life.

Dr. Jaipaul Singh
Dr. Jaipaul Singh Professor of Physiology at University of Central Lancashire, UK

With a teaching and research career spanning 45 years, Dr Singh is highly experienced in recruitment, training, module development and quality assurance.

Dr. Edmond Maher Our Director

Dr Maher has spent most of his 21 years in education in a leadership role both here in Belgium and Australia. It includes time working for an NGO to promote teacher professional development and student learning in the Asia-Pacific region.

He has led DY Patil International School Belgium for the last four years. During this time, we have introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Cambridge Examinations, global partnerships, tailored learning and co-curricular programmes as well as achieving re-accreditation by the Council of International Schools.

Dr Maher has recently completed his doctorate into how and why universal primary education became a UN Millennium Development Goal – a topic that resonates with our belief in education as a cornerstone for change.