Board of Directors
2016 - 2017 Board of Directors
- Gregg Bartolo - President
- Anthony Aihie - Vice President
- David Love - Member (Chevron Appointee)
- William Steuer - Member (Ambassador's Appointee)
- Morin Desalu - Member
- Andrew Nahman - Member
- Ali Safieddine - Member
- Jacky Hathiramani - Member
- Henry Bristol - Member
Gregg is currently the Emergency Response Superintendent for ExxonMobil’s upstream operations in Nigeria. Gregg was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a major in Economics and Accounting, and subsequently earned a Master's degree in Business from Texas A&M University. In 1985, Gregg joined Mobil and has progressed through numerous technical and managerial assignments. During his career, Gregg has lived in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Lagos. Gregg and his wife, Charlene, have four sons living in Lagos.
Anthony Aihie is the CEO of Design Union, a group operating architecture, construction and real estate development businesses. Known for quality projects, design union started in 2000 as a small consulting company and has built capacity with an ongoing real estate development portfolio of over 250units in the luxury and medium income markets. Tony has over 25 years of leadership responsibility in construction and real estate projects as architect, project manager, contractor and owner/developer. Tony is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and holds Bachelor's degrees in Pure and Applied Physics and Architecture as well as a Master's degree in Architecture. He also holds a diploma from the Lagos Business School (CEP-16). He has an active child in grade 6 at AISL, and is the Chairman of the High School/Building Committee on the Board.
Will Steuer is the Management Officer for the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos. He has been selected by the Consul General to be the official U.S. Government board member at AISL. He has served on numerous international school boards, most recently in Khartoum, Sudan. Mr. Steuer does not have children enrolled at AISL but sees that as an advantage while serving on the school board to examine issues closely and ensure impartiality. His previous diplomatic assignments include Zaire, Bulgaria, Mali, South Africa, Barbados, Slovenia, Sudan and Washington D.C. He is originally from San Antonio, Texas.
Morin Desalu is the Chief Executive of Risk Watch Insurance Brokers in Lagos, directing Technical, Strategy, Marketing, Finance and Administrative functions. Morin has 35 years work experience of global insurance markets having worked as a Marine Underwriter in Lagos, a Reinsurance Broker at Lloyds’ of London and a Direct Broker in the Nigerian Insurance Market.
She has experience in Management Consulting driving the crossover of Polygram Nigeria into Premier Music in 1991 among other interesting Acquisitions and Re-engineering projects. Morin earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sheffield, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and a Fellow of the Nigerian Corporation of Registered Insurance Brokers.
Apart from roles in Corporate Nigeria, she has served on many not-for-profit boards including Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WimBiz), Junior Achievement Nigeria, Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFiNA), Integrity and the Samaritan's Wallet. She mentors young Nigerian business executives through The Fate Foundation and WimBiz. Morin is married to Adewunmi and their youngest son Adeniran is now in the 3rd grade at AISL.
Andrew Nahman is the Executive Director of Nahman Construction and is responsible for establishing and overseeing the day-to-day management of the company. He began his professional career in Nigeria in 2007 after working in the US for 4 years. In 2012, he and his brother brought the first American hamburger franchise to Nigeria when they opened Johnny Rockets. Andrew spent most of his youth in Lagos and attended AISL between 1987 and 1995. In fact his wife is also an alumni to AISL, the two attended AISL during the same period in the early 90s. He currently has a daughter in Pre Kindergarten and loves being part of the AISL community once again. He calls Lagos and Los Angeles his home, and loves the fact that he can be close to the ocean wherever he goes.
Originally Lebanese but born in Ibadan, Ali Safieddine has been living and working in Nigeria for almost 20 years. Educated in the UK, graduating from the London School of Economics, Ali has been working for his family business, heading a local cosmetic manufacturing plant in Lagos. Having exited the business in 2014, Ali is now the Managing Director of Numaya Ltd, a trading and IT Company based in Lagos.
Ali is a member of the Young President’s Organisation, a global network of young chief executives with over 22,000 members in more than 125 countries. Ali also sits on the Board of the Lebanese International School in Yaba, Lagos. Ali is a passionate horse rider and a member of the Lagos Polo Club, he can be seen playing polo on most “dry” weekends in Ikoyi.
Ali is married to Fatin and they have four children, three of which are enrolled in AIS, Aya in grade 7, Nour in grade 4 and Mohammed in grade 1. Malik, just 2 months old will surely follow in his sibling’s footsteps one day! Ali is honoured to serve on the Board at AISL and loves being part of the community.
Jacky was born in 1975 in Jos, Nigeria and is the CEO of Dana Group. He graduated from European Business School university in London in 1997. Jacky is married to Amisha (AISL alumni) with two sons, Jai and Shiv. He is honored to have been selected to serve on the AISL board and looking forward to working with the school community.