The Internationella Engelska Skolan management team is responsible for ensuring that all parts of the organisation function at the highest level, within their area of expertise.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Ralph Riber
Mr Riber is an experienced CEO with a track record in managing large organisations during periods of growth and expansion. He was the CEO of healthcare and care provider Ambea, which operates in Sweden, Finland and Norway, between 2007 and 2010. He is responsible for all branches of the organisation and is a member of the board of Internationella Engelska Skolan.
Vice Chief Executive Officer
Mr Jörgen Stenquist
As a former major in the Swedish marines, Mr Stenquist has seen service in countries across the globe. More recently he was Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Täby before becoming the organisation’s Vice CEO in 2009. He assists the CEO with the operation of the organisation including strategic planning, daily operations and expansion.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Fredrik Åkerman
Mr Åkerman, with his experience and demonstrated capabilities is well equipped to lead the development of IES Finance Department and support the CEO in developing the company. He is responsible for the financial strategy of the company and its long-term financial stability. As well as assisting schools with their budgets and negotiating contracts he makes sure the company’s audits run smoothly and has responsibility for finances throughout Internationella Engelska Skolan. He has a solid and extensive experience as a CFO with 9 years in that role for Bisnode. He has previously also worked as CEO for BTJ Infodata and before that as Managing Director for Dagens Nyheter.
Ms Annika Dohrman
Ms Dohrman joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2010 and is responsible for the financial strategy of the company and its long-term financial stability. As well as assisting schools with their budgets and negotiating contracts she makes sure the company’s audits run smoothly and has responsibility for finances throughout Internationella Engelska Skolan. Prior to joining Internationella Engelska Skolan she worked as Financial and HR Manager at Smiths Medical for 10 years.
Head of Academics
Mr Damian Brunker
Mr Brunker, who has worked within education since 2000 and with Internationella Engelska Skolan since 2006, leads the academic representatives group and the head office educational team. He is responsible for the organisation’s academic quality and standards. He also oversees a number of company-wide academic initiatives and projects. Mr Brunker is also the Internationella Engelska Skolan Ombudsman. In the unlikely event that you would like to make a complaint, more information about how to do this can be found here.
Ms Eva Andersson
School lawyer Eva Andersson joined Internationella Engelska Skolan in 2013. Her role includes providing legal support to Principals and head office as well as handling investigations and decisions under Sweden’s educational laws, alongside the Head of Academics, as Ombudsman for the organisation. She was previously a Director of Education for the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) and has also worked as a teacher, and as secretary of a government commission into state-provided adult education.
Human Resources Manager
Ms Melanie Prinsloo
Ms Prinsloo supports the principals with staffing and recruitment issues and drives the organisation's HR strategy. She also handles traditional HR issues such as union negotiations and talent management. She has been an HR professional since 1984 and has worked for the past ten years in Sweden before which she worked in Germany and her native South Africa. Before joining IES in 2014 she spent much of her HR career in corporate environments including in various branches of Siemens.
Media and Marketing Manager
Mr Jonathan Howell
Having previously worked as a journalist and a press officer in the UK, Mr Howell joined Internationella Engelska Skolan as Media and Marketing Manager in 2011. His responsibilities include providing up-to-date content for company’s corporate websites, working with the media and producing a wide range of promotional materials.
Chief Information Officer
Mr Scott Melnyk
Mr Melnyk comes from a business management background with academic degrees in both in Civil Engineering and Psychology. Mr Melnyk has worked within education, IT, and management for the past 20 years and enjoys following developments in governance, security and pedagogic systems. He is responsible for IT strategy and implementation, including negotiations, security design, IT auditing, and training.
Director of Student Health
Mr Håkan Åstrand
Having worked for a number of years in Student Health at Internationella Engelska Skolan i Gävle, Mr Åstrand has also been appointed as the organisation-wide Director of Student Health. The role involves consulting on health initiatives, supporting nurses in our schools, developing the work environment and managing fire safety plans.
Business Development Manager - Europe
Mr Tim Lakin
During four years as Regional Manager Europe for Cambridge International Examinations and seven years as a business studies teacher, Mr Lakin gained extensive experience working with and in both the International and Bilingual schools sector. Prior to this he held a variety of management positions in the publishing and media industry. His focus is now on the strategic planning and development of Internationella Engelska Skolan within the European schools market.