Our Board of Directors
The officers of the Board consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The role of AISL board is to:
- Exercise full control of the business and affairs of the Association and of the school
- Uphold the mission of the school
- Legally represent the school
- Appoint the school superintendent
- Approve tuition, budgets, policies
- Deliberate, communicate, and ensure that AISL is in line with it’s Strategic Plan in support of the school’s Mission, Vision and Principles and Belief statements
- Keep the people of the community intelligently informed about the AISL
- Contribute to the development, opportunities and improvement of AISL the student, personnel experience
Meet the Board
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 Presidents’ 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 10, Nour in grade 7, and Mohammed in grade 4. Malik, just a year 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.
Yemi is the General Manager Gas Portfolio for the Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC) responsible for developing new gas business and managing contracts. She started her career with Shell in 2001 as a Production Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana and her career has spanned various roles in engineering management, business planning and strategy development. Prior to joining SPDC she was the Business Adviser to the Shell Upstream Director in the Shell Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Yemi holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas and an MBA from Arizona State University. Yemi is married to Benedict and has two children, Tobi and Tunrayo who both attend 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 four 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 alumnae to AISL; the two attended AISL during the same period in the early 90s. He currently has a daughter in second grade and another in kindergarten. He 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.
Nada Beylouny is an AISL mom. She is from Lebanon and is married to Michael Beylouny. They have 2 children: Thea in middle school and Henry in elementary school. She has lived in Lagos for 13 years.Nada has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in
Finance. She also qualified as a US Certified Public Accountant in 2001.She has significant audit and consulting experience both in Lebanon and Nigeria working for a multinational audit and consulting firm for over 10 years. She was also a learning and education manager at that firm.
After having children, she decided to devote more time for her family and became a freelancer in various areas. She delivered financial and accounting training to corporate employees, and volunteered as the vice chair and then the chairperson of the American Parent Cooperative
Playcenter, a local Nigerian nursery. For the past 8 years Nada has been an active member of our wonderful AISL community!
She has participated as a mentor in personal finance and budgeting for grade 12 students for the past 2 years, she was a homeroom parent for several years for her children's classes, troop leader, treasurer, committee chair for the USA Girl Scouts Overseas at AISL for 6 years, and has had a lot of fun singing with the school choir on AISL’s International Day!