JUMP! Global Board of Directors

Meet the people who guide us.

Dr. Tarek Razik

Dr. Tarek Razik

Board Chair

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. Going on 20 years in Asia he also serves on the council of international schools (CIS) board as well as the American Chamber of Commerce board in Jakarta. Tarek has a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Columbia University and a 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.

Bernie Auyuang

Bernie Auyuang

Board Vice-Chair, Member of Strategy, Growth, and Development 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.

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Peter Luk

Peter Luk

Chair of Finance Committee

Peter is a designated Chartered Accountant with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University and his Masters of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan. 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 also spent a number of years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ M&A advisory group in Beijing, advising on various cross border transactions with values greater than 1 billion USD. Over the last 6 years, he has joined the M&A team at Siemens and has actively managed M&A transactions such as reverse mergers, public takeovers in the US and various other transactions.

Michael Warren

Michael Warren

Chair of Strategy, Growth, and Development Committee

Bio coming soon!

Pam Vachatimanont

Pam Vachatimanont

Chair of Human Resources Committee

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.

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark

Chair of Risk Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor

Chair of JUMP! Impact Committee

Ray Taylor (London) joined KKR in 2014 and is a member of the European real estate team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Taylor worked on the EMEA real estate finance and special opportunities team at J.P. Morgan. From 2010-2012, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s global securitized products and FIG investment banking teams in New York before transferring to the London real estate finance and special opportunities team where he focused on commercial mortgage lending, mezzanine lending as well as acquisition and financing of loan portfolios. Prior to J.P. Morgan, from 2008-2010, Mr. Taylor was part of the structured products trading team at Goldman Sachs in New York. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Warren Youngren

Warren Youngren

Member of Finance Committee

Warren was an early unofficial contributor to Jump, while the organization was just getting started. He has spent his professional career in Real Estate development with a focus on Design-Build projects in Asia. As a former partner at Facility Asia, based in Beijing, he oversaw expansion projects for numerous Fortune 500 companies throughout China. He was most recently working for Tesla overseeing their Asia Pacific Development team for expansion works for new Retail Stores, Service Centers, and Work Place projects.

YiTing Zheng

YiTing Zheng

Member of Finance Committee

Originating from Shanghai, YiTing Zheng has been connected to the world of education for over a decade. From 2004 to 2012, she worked in Shanghai for a leading international education company, where she helped on several business development opportunities, including the opening of new schools in China & SEA, also involved several M&A for different educational institutions. She is currently a partner with Storm Capital partners, providing advisory services to investors in renewable energy projects across the world. Now based in Hong Kong, YiTing has multiple centers of interests, including founding partner of a Modern art Gallery in Shanghai, high tech business investments, and more.

Deanna Duplessis

Deanna Duplessis

Member of Human Resources Committee

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Matt Durnin

Matt Durnin

Member of Human Resources 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.

Aliza Napartivaumnuay

Aliza Napartivaumnuay

Member of Human Resources Committee

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Michael Nachbar

Michael Nachbar

Member of Strategy, Growth, and Development Committee

Michael Nachbar is the Executive Director of Global Online Academy, a pioneering network of schools and educators reimagining learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. He is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator at national and international conferences and presents on such topics as educational trends impacting schools, modern teaching and learning, and global education. Michael is an active board member for several education organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent School Association Network (ISAnet), and Jump! Foundation. He has served as a board member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, as well as for Summer Search. He holds a B.A. in both English and Psychology from Indiana University and earned an M.A. in Education Leadership through the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Michael began his teaching career as a Teach For America corps member.

Dr. Sakson Rouypirom

Dr. Sakson Rouypirom

Member of JUMP! Impact Committee

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.

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Frank Cohn

Frank Cohn

Member of JUMP! Impact Committee

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Frank has over 20 years of experience in managing Community Development, Social Impact, and Education Programs. He is currently the Executive Director of a refugee mental health organization, VAST, and Program Director of an Indigenous men’s wellness program, DUDES Club: a Brotherhood for Men’s Wellness. He has done leadership capacity building work with over 10,000 people in over 100 rural villages and urban neighborhoods in 22 countries in Latin America and Asia and managed life-changing international travel exchanges for over 1000 youth. In 2007 Frank launched, and after 9 years as CEO, transitioned, Global Potential, an organization providing 5000 youth from low-income communities in five countries with transformational experiences and networks. He has his BA in Literature and Philosophy from UBC, his MS in Social Work from Columbia, and is fluent in five languages.

Matthew Carberry

Matthew Carberry

Member of JUMP! Impact 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.

Ari Lee

Ari Lee

Member of Strategy, Growth, and Development Committee

Ari has spent over 30 years in Asia and has proudly been a part of Jump since its nascent stages – he’s also a childhood friend of JUMP!’s Executive Director, Justin! Ari currently serves as an Executive at one of the largest gaming and luxury entertainment companies and has previously held leadership positions within the financial technology and telecom sectors. He holds an Executive MBA from Columbia University, and a B.S. and a B.A. from Boston College University.  In his spare time, he loves to travel with his family, watch and play sports, and enjoy great food and wine.

Dr. Ray Yip

Dr. Ray Yip

Member of Strategy, Growth, and Development Committee

For a more in-depth Bio click icon below.

Nini Suet

Nini Suet

Member of Strategy, Growth, and Development Committee

Nini is the Founder & CEO of Shang International Education Group (aka: Shang Learning). She is a Trustee of her alma mater Tabor Academy and the former Chair of Alumni Students Committee for Princeton University overseeing alumni interviews in northern China. She’s also a multi-term Mentor for Schwartzman Scholars at Tsinghua University. Nini started her career at the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, then switched to the media space after receiving a Master of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong, and worked at Phoenix InfoNews Channel, and subsequently, CNN International, where she was a Planning Producer and Digital Media Producer on live broadcasts and features programs. During her career in media, Nini also worked as a part-time digital brand strategist in the 360° Digital Influence department at Ogilvy. She returned to Beijing in 2013 and founded Shang International Education Group as one of the first International education solutions providers in China. She’s been interviewed by various domestic and international media including CNN, GQ, The Economist, CCTV, Studying Abroad, etc.

Roohi Gupte

Roohi Gupte

Member of Risk Management Committee

Bio coming soon!

Share This