ABOUT LEADERSHIP

DR. DAVID A. WELLS

DIRECTOR / RECTOR

Dr. David A. Wells became the Director of the Alliance Academy International in 2007; the first head of school appointed by the Alliance Academy Foundation after the transfer of the Academy's ownership from the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Dr. Wells served as the head of three schools before coming to AAI, including a mission-owned and operated Christian school in Puerto Rico, an independent military school in Puerto Rico, and a church-related Christian school in New York. Dr. Wells' academic preparation includes a bachelor's degree in physical education from Houghton College, a master's in Christian School Administration from Grace Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the “Universidad Interamericana” in Educational Administration and Supervision.

FRANCISCO ALMEIDA

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Francisco Almeida is the Administrative Director of the AAI. Over the course of his 25+ year career, he has held a variety of leadership positions in banking, telecom and industrial organizations. Mr. Almeida also held Consulting and Board Membership positions for several local and international corporations in IT Management, Corporate Business Strategies, Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Almeida was a professor at Universidad de las Amèricas UDLA from 1996 to 2001 where he held the undergraduate course of Management Information Systems. Mr. Almeida studied Business Administration at Universidad Católica, holds a Masters Degree in Digital Business Management from Universitat de Barcelona and has attended seminars at Wharton and Incae. Mr. Almeida was one of the founding Members of the Internet Service Providers Association of Ecuador, being its first Vice-President. He was also an Active Member of the American Society for Quality Control. Mr. Almeida has been involved in a variety of non-profit activities primarily focused on education, healthcare and Biblical Studies. He currently serves as a Board Member of Fundación Prevensud, providing free Christian oriented education to rural population groups on HIV prevention. He is also a member of Iglesia Evangélica Iñaquito IEVI, where together with his wife Eva, are the Leaders of a Bible Study Group.

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