Christopher Boyett - Board Chair
Christopher Boyett joined the Board of Trustees in May 2015. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he held various leadership positions with companies in the United States, China, Russia, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Chris’ specific area of expertise is new venture formation; he currently works for Saudi Aramco in Chemicals Business Development. He is married and has four children. One of them graduated from Dhahran High School, one is a current student at DHS, and one will attend there in the future. Chris is also an active tennis player, and also serves on the Dhahran Tennis Association Board of Directors. He assumed the role of Board Chair in May 2019.
Spin Bennett - Trustee
Mark ‘SPIN’ Bennett graduated from Trent Polytechnic, U.K., with an honors degree in electrical engineering. He served in the Royal Air Force as a fast-jet navigator for 23 years, including a three-year appointment flying with the German Air Force. He was seconded to the Royal Saudi Air Force in 2002, in support of their Weapons System Officer basic flying training. He subsequently joined BAE Systems in KSA and works at the King Abdulaziz Air Force assisting the RSAF with their Tornado aircraft and aircrew. His association with ISG began in 2002 when his daughter attended DBGS and he joined the ISG Board in 2003.
Jared Steele - Trustee
Jared Steele joined the Board of Trustees in October of 2017. He works as an in-house corporate lawyer and has lived in Dhahran since 2014. Jared has a background in corporate governance, and throughout his career he has advised various board committees and advised and been a member of varied corporate and investment committees for public companies in the US as well as joint labor/management committees. He received his BA in philosophy from Brigham Young University, JD from Cornell University, and LLM in taxation from Georgetown University. Jared and his wife Catharine have three children, including one graduate of DHS class of 2018 and one current DHS student who is a candidate for the class of 2021. Jared is also a Native American and tribal member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Brian Dibb - Trustee
Brian Dibb joined the Board of Trustees in Nov 2017. He currently works for Saudi Aramco in their Legal Department. Mr Dibb received his B.A. and J.D. from Brigham Young University. He has practised as a lawyer in both Australia and the USA. He and his wife have four children, one of which is currently studying at DHS here at Dhahran.
Khaled "Kal" Faytrouni - Trustee
Khaled “Kal” Faytrouni joined the Board of Trustees in February 2019. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with honors from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC). Kal is the Vice President of Operation working at a prominent U.S. organization with a significant presence in Saudi Arabia. Kal’s specific area of expertise is international program management, global organizational leadership, international capture management, international business case development and cost optimization. He is married and has three children who are currently attend DEMS.
Yeimy Trujillo Sandoval - Trustee
Yeimy Trujillo joined the Board of Trustees in February 2019. She received an Executive MBA in corporate finance from the School of Economics Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Estácio de Sá University (UNESA); both institutions are located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is currently self-employed as an investor. Her experience includes several years working in administrative and operational roles mainly with multinational companies, backed by her skills in business administration, finance, accounting and governance. She is married and has one child currently attending DEMS.
Lamees Al-Ali - Trustee
Lamees Al-Ali joined the board of trustees in February 2019. She has over fifteen years of experience working with strategic messaging and corporate communications-enthusiastically dedicated to bridging the gap between industries and cultures to various key international audiences.
Lamees received her BA in Mass Communications from The George Washington University at Mount Vernon College. She believes that instilling a strong value for education and communication in future generations is a major key to success and fostering fruitful professional and personal relationships.
In her spare time, Lamees enjoys travel, spending time with her husband and three children, two of whom attend DEMS, reading and constantly educating herself on better understanding the fascinating minds and incredible potential of children and adults with Autism.
Ryan Snell - Trustee
Ryan Snell joined the Board of Trustees in January 2019. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Luther College and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. After schooling, he and his family moved to Houston, TX where he worked for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company as a Research Engineer, focusing on catalysis. In early 2017, the family moved to Jubail, Saudi Arabia for Ryan to start work at S-Chem. There, he spent two years as a Process Engineer before transitioning to his current position of Planning Manager. Presently two of his three children attend ISG Jubail. When not working, Ryan enjoys traveling with his family, running, and watching college sports.
Stephen Joseph - Trustee
Stephen Joseph is a British national, an internationally recognized economist and urban planner. He is currently working for Bechtel, seconded to the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, as the GM advisor for economics and planning for the cities of Jubail and Ras Al-Khair. He has two degrees, including an MSc from the London School of Economics.
He has two children currently enrolled at ISG Jubail. Stephen has a background in voluntary work at Board level within the school system and he currently serves as a member of the ISG Jubail School Advisory Council. In the UK he served as a school governor for 3 schools, 2 of which he was elected as Chair.
Mark Bliss - Trustee
Mark Bliss is a Foreign Service Officer, Management Generalist, and the Department of State’s Management Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, KSA. He previously served as a Consular Officer in both Hermosillo, Mexico and La Paz, Bolivia, the General Services Officer in Riga, Latvia, a Post Management Officer in European Bureau, Washington, D.C. and as the Human Resources and Financial Management Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria prior to his current assignment in Dhahran. He can speak (some) Spanish, Latvian and Greek.
Prior to his government career, he taught Political Science at the University of Dayton (Ohio) and was a small business entrepreneur for many years, also in Dayton. He has a BA (Political Science) and MA (International Affairs) from the University of Dayton. He is married and has three grown children. All of his children have been in schools overseas during his Department of State tenure.