Axel Leblois

The Atlanta-based Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) that promotes international understanding in schools from kindergarten-12th grade has elected Axel Leblois as its new board chair. He replaces Atlanta entrepreneur Gerry Hull, who will remain on CASIE’s board of trustees.

Mr. Leblois was a founding board member of CASIE, which is partnered with the Atlanta International School where he served as chairman of the board from 2001-04.

He currently is a senior special fellow of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and founding trustee of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta, an international training center for government authorities and civil society leaders.

In his role at UNITAR, Mr. Leblois is assisting nations with policy implementation of global standards for people with disabilities.

He is co-founder of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute and president of its parent company World Times Inc.

Prior to creating W2i, Mr. Leblois spent more than 20 years heading information technology companies in the United States as CEO including Computerworld Communications, IDC – International Data Corp. and ExecuTrain Corp.  He also was president of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems.

CASIE works with the International Baccalaureate Americas program, which includes IB World Schools in 31 countries in Central, North and South America. IB World Schools are state, public, private, charter, parochial and secular institutions that follow the IB curriculum.

In a press release, Mr. Leblois called CASIE a network of dedicated educators that has established itself “as a respected source of new teaching methods and curricula, which make today’s classrooms more inclusive, open to the world and better prepare students to understanding cultures.”

For more information, call Bobbi Kay, CASIE’s associate executive director, at (404) 848-9044, ext. 112, or send an email to To learn more about CASIE, go to