About ICCA

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a global non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of international dispute resolution. Since its inception in 1961, ICCA has championed the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards.

ICCA seeks to promote and improve the use of arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution through its international congresses, leading publications, judicial outreach programme and research projects


ICCA is a membership-based organization led by an international Governing Board of 40 prominent dispute resolution specialists.


With the values of diversity and inclusion at its heart, ICCA Membership is open to all dispute resolution specialists. ICCA Members come from over 95 countries, with its Governing Board alone representing 26 nationalities. ICCA Membership benefits include discounts on ICCA publications and international events, the opportunity to participate in ICCA Project Groups, and inclusion in ICCA’s globally referenced Membership Directory.


Find out more about what it means to be an ICCA Member

The Governing Board of ICCA is composed of 40 dispute resolution specialists. Current office-holders are:


  • Dr. Stanimir Alexandrov (President)
  • Abby Cohen Smutny (Vice President)
  • Audley Sheppard (Vice President)
  • Samaa Haridi (Treasurer)


View Governing Board profiles and committees


The ICCA Bureau consists of 8 staff members; the Executive Director is Lise Bosman. For contact information, click here.


ICCA's Constitution and Bylaws came into effect on 1 January 2014 and were last amended on 18 April 2023. Please click here to view.