ASD is a non-profit educational institution governed jointly by a Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors.
The Board of Trustees constitutes the highest legal authorizing body for ASD and is the trustee of ASD’s property and assets. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is the Ambassador of the United States of America.
2016-2017 Board of Trustees
Dana Shell Smith (Chair)
Embassy of the United States, Qatar, Ambassador
Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim bin Faisal Al Thani
Al Faisal Holding, Chairman
H.E Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber
ICT Qatar, Secretary General
Omar Al Mana
Al Mana Group, Chairman
Jaidah Motors and Trading, Chairman
Exxon Mobil Qatar Inc, President and General Manager
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of a twelve member Board, three of whom are elected by parents and the remaining nine members appointed by the US Ambassador. The officers are Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer.
The Board maintains school policies and appraises the school’s performance. The Board establishes and approves a yearly budget, ensures the school’s goals and objectives are met and evaluates the performance of the school according to the school’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
The permanent committees are Finance and Personnel. There are also work groups consisting of Governance, Strategic Development, and other areas that are formed on “as needed” basis.
The Board meets monthly during the school year, both as a whole board and in working committees. Dates, times and locations are posted in a school communication entitled “Sahifa” every month. Regular meetings consist of Executive Sessions and Public Sessions.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Tom Mc Hale (Chair)
RasGas Company Limited, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Shaikha Al-Jabir (Vice Chair)
Ooredoo International, Executive Director-New Business
Hamad Salah Al-Baker
Qatar Petroleum, PR and Communications Manager/ Eradah PMO Manager
Bader Al Mana
Al Mana Group, Managing Director
Khalifa Al Rayes
Commercial Bank, Executive General Manager-Government Relations
Director of Human Resources, Northwestern University in Qatar
Occidental Petroleum Qatar, Senior Reservoir – Engineer Advisor
Qatar Rail, Contracts Director
Embassy of the United States, Qatar, Deputy Chief of Mission
PTA and Booster Club, Parent Volunteer
Simon P. Younger
Vice President & General Manager, Al Khaleej Gas