Executive Board

Meet the people who guide us.

Dr. Tarek Razik

Dr. Tarek Razik

Chairperson of Board

Tarek is currently the head of school at the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS). After seven years leading the International School of Beijing and six years as the high school principal at Shanghai American School, he has moved further south in Asia to JIS. He has been involved with JUMP! for six years through programs in Beijing. Tarek has a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont. In his free time he plays golf and strongly supports his Australian Rules Football team, the Collingwood Magpies. He and his family call Rangeley, Maine home.

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Matthew Carberry

Matthew Carberry

Vice-Chairperson of Board - Chair of Finance Committee

Matthew’s career has been spent creating and expanding companies in retail distribution and real estate industries. Presently, he is Managing Director for China Horizon Investments Group and is leading a team, in partnership with China Post, to open 10,000 stores in China. He was previously a partner at Asia Property Services Group, where he most recently represented Air China Real Estate to engineer a landmark deal with the U.R. National Basketball Association (NBA) for a partnership with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena.

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Ari Lee

Ari Lee

Secretary of Board - Member of Strategy Committee

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Peter Luk

Peter Luk

Treasurer of Board - Member of Finance Committee

Peter is a designated Chartered Accountant with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCooper’s audit and assurance group and had worked in the Vancouver and Calgary offices, serving clients in mining, forestry, and oil and gas. Peter is currently a member of PricewaterhouseCooper’s advisory group in Beijing. Having completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University, Peter obtained his Masters of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Pam Vachatimanont

Pam Vachatimanont

Chair of Staff Development & Policy

Pam is passionate about improving children’s access to quality education. She’s worked in schools, UN agencies, and children’s media and technology organizations to find, refine and scale programs to improve children’s success and reduce inequities. Born in Thailand, and having worked for children on global, national and community programs, she’s excited to contribute to Jump’s transformative mission. She has a Masters from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelors from Williams College.

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Bernie Auyuang

Bernie Auyuang

Chair of Strategy Committee

Co-founder and CEO of Altis Zenus Group, a global brand and product company that designs and distribute consumer and commercial electronic products under four brands; Cobra Electronics, Motorola, DeWalt and Olympia. Bernie is also active in the community. He served as the International Chairman of YPO/WPO in 2014-2015. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Hong Kong America Center, Council Member of St. Paul’s Co-Educational College, Trustee of SPCC Charitable Trust, past Council Member of Lingnan University in Hong Kong, Court Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Trustee of the Hong Kong Outward Bound School. He is also an Advisory Board member of the Institute of Chinese Studies of Chinese University and a Board member and IT Chair of CUHK Medical Centre.

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Aliza Napartivaumnuay

Aliza Napartivaumnuay

Member of Strategy Committee

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Dr. Sakson Rouypirom

Dr. Sakson Rouypirom

Member of Staff Development and Policy Commmittee

Born and raised in America, Sakson Rouypirom (or ‘Saks’ to his friends) relocated to Thailand in 2011 with a pre-med degree in psychology from New York University. Recognizing areas around Thailand were going underserved in many basic needs, Saks founded SATI Non-Profit, an organization that focuses on providing access to healthcare and education to remote areas of Thailand and nearby regions. He works tirelessly on shifting public responses from forced sympathy to authentic empathy rooted in mindfulness and supported by volunteer and charity efforts that produce results.

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Warren Youngren

Warren Youngren

Member of Finance Committee

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Jenny Zheng

Jenny Zheng

Member of Finance Committee

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Michael Nachbar

Michael Nachbar

Member of Strategy Committee

Michael is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in education. He is a strong business development professional skilled in nonprofit organizations, independent schools, e-learning, educational technology, and instructional design.

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Matt Durnin

Matt Durnin

Member of Finance Committee

Matt is an environmental consultant, Trustee and Executive Committee Member JGI Global and former Board Chair for the Jane Goodall Institute China. He is a reviewer and assurance provider to the Global Standards and Assurance Processes for the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA). Previously he led The Nature Conservancy’s science efforts in the Asia Pacific conservation region (APCR). Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, he was a MacArthur Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the California Academy of Sciences. From 1998 to 2001, he conducted his Ph.D. research on the wild giant pandas of the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province.

His current work and research interests focus on solutions around the water – energy – food nexus.

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Jim Knight

Jim Knight

Member of Staff Development & Policy Committee

Jim Knight works in education, medtech and as a legislator. He is the Chief Education and External Officer at TES Global Ltd, the news, training, jobs and resource sharing service for teachers. Jim is a founder of XRapid, enabling diagnosis of malaria and asbestos fibres using iPhones.

As a UK government minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment.  He was a member of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet 2009-2010, before joining the Lords after the 2010 General Election.  He is also a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education.

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Dr. Ray Yip

Dr. Ray Yip

Member of Strategy Committee

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Deanna Duplessis

Deanna Duplessis

Member of Staff Development and Policy Committee

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Nini Suet

Nini Suet

Member of Strategy Committee

A Beijing native with eight years of studying abroad experiences in the US (with a few exchange trips to Seoul). Still staying true to her dudish Northerner personality. Nini is a firm believer and advocate of inter-personal, soft skills, and EQ training in cultivating tomorrow’s leaders. Her current focus is as the Founder and head Consultant for Shang Lifestyle Consultancy – which services high net-worth individuals and groups in China through two main lines of operations: Education and Luxury Products.

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