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Editorial WM Winter 2014

With every edition of our WORLD magazine, it’s becoming more and more challenging to select the content for our growing publication.
Maria Tudor
Maria Tudor

With every edition of our WORLD magazine, it’s becoming more and more challenging to select the content for our growing publication. I am privileged, as the association’s President, to meet interesting people with incredible stories about their education, lives and careers and would like to extend a big thank you to all who have contributed to this edition of the WORLD. We take great pride in our Alumni.


This issue’s centerpiece is about Radu Florescu, AISB Alumnus who attended the American School of Bucharest (ASB), as it was known then, in the 60’s, and is currently CEO of Centrade Saatchi and Saatchi Romania. Radu is a strong believer of great education, and advocates his belief by being a generous supporter of education both immediately with his own family but also more widely through a number of educational organizations he is able to work with. As a hard worker with a great deal of experience, we’ve truly been given a gift to have the opportunity to learn from him through his interview with WORLD Magazine.

It was truly inspiring to also learn from our other interviewees; Corina Demeter, Cheney Wells and JurgenStrohmayer shared valuable information about their fields ofactivity, the experiences they have lived to realize what they want to do in life, and their AISB stories from back in the day.

Since most of us, AISB Alumni (and not only), work in international environments and have friends and family all around the world, we asked travel-master, Lara Pedrini to give us a tutorial about travelling... in style. I’ve personally known Lara for over 10 years now and I have to say that she never seizes to impress with how she keeps up with her exciting and fabulous adventures. Find out her tips on page 12.

In this issue of the WORLD, we are also focusing on the newat AISB. I am delighted to welcome AISB’s new Director,
Dr. Robert Brindley – a very pleasant individual focused on developing great education, and also a huge supporter of the AISB Alumni Association and our plans.

Along with Robert, our team extended with two very important members. One is Patricia Khalil, AISB alumna, who is now Alumni Coordinator and who is liaising between  the association and the school. Patty is one of our strongest assets as she is hard working and excited about making adifference in our community. She is the person who “makesit happen” and we are thankful for that!

The second very important addition is Tim Battersby, HS Guidance & College Counselor. Besides his work with the students, Tim is coordinating the involvement of the AA withthe seniors and juniors and defining ways in which alumnican improve the transition from student life to university life, and further on, to adulthood.

An update on our plans and the work we’re doing is regarding the development of our professional online platform, which will facilitate better interaction between alumni, as well as make it easier to organize reunions andevents from which our committee can benefit.

All of our work so far has been inspired by the founding father of the association, Lynn Wells, and his enthusiasm forstriving to make a difference in our community. Dear Lynn,we assure you that we continue to work hard to try to make you proud of us, all the way in Africa, and we thank you for your devotion to AISB!

Wishing you all happy holidays all around the world!

Read the entire WORLD Magazine Winter 2014 edition here.


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