Governing Boards

The International School Hannover Region is an independent school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS). It is authorized to teach all three IB (International Baccalaureate) programs, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. The school is officially recognized as an “Ergänzungsschule” by the state of Lower Saxony.

School Board 2022 – 2023

  • Martina Rabe
  • Mirja Kjellgren
  • Gretchen Schoon-Tanis
  • Patrick Jacob
  • Chris Collins
  • Jenny Lee
  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit
  • Robin Kindler
  • John Barker
  • Patrícia Cruz de Almeida
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Parent Representative
  • Faculty Representative
  • Faculty Representative
  • Chair of the Supervisory Board
  • Representative of the Förderverein
  • ex officio, School Director
  • ex officio, Business Director

Supervisory Board

  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit, Chair
  • Nils Frowein, Vice Chair
  • Göksel Güner
  • Torsten Leue
  • Christian Kötz
  • Werner M. Bahlsen, Honorary Chair
  • Chair of the Board of the Förderverein
  • Chief Executive Officer International of Swiss Life Ltd.
  • Chief Operations Officer Komatsu Europe International NV
  • Chief Executive Officer Talanx AG
  • Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG
  • Chairman of the Governance Board of Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG


The companies and institutions listed below have equipped the GmbH with the capital necessary to run the schools operation. They are not entitled to any dividends or interest on their initial investment.

Our school benefits greatly from the support of the companies and institutions listed below. Although they are shareholdSaveers of ISHR, they are not entitled to any dividends or interest on their shareholdings.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

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