The Visionary Trio: Meet the Founders of CCAAIBWS

Francesco Banchini

CEO & Director at European Azerbaijan School; author, educator, and researcher.

He is an experienced leader, educator, author and researcher. He has implemented many innovations in international schools, published a book on leadership (convergent and divergent thinking), one on historical musical notation, and articles on leadership and education.

Gulnara Salmen

Founder & Regional Representative of CCAAIBWS 

She is an educational leader experienced in the implementation of international standards (IB and CIS) in the local contexts and the development of textbooks and digital educational resources in the national rollout. She is passionate about educating, learning, and sharing knowledge with the life motto: ‘If you do not help to improve the system, your neglect will come to haunt you, or your grandchildren’.

Dr. Brice Bomo

Head of IB Programmes, European School Tbilisi, CIS evaluator, NEASC, and WASC.

Deputy Principal and Head of IB Programmes at the Tbilisi-based European School. Following his initial teacher training and debut as a science teacher in the United States, he taught and held leadership positions in international schools in various countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia.