Standing Committees

Audit Committee

  • Kevin (Kap-You) Kim Chair
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Carole Malinvaud

Congress Committee

  • Lucy Reed Chair
  • Adriana Braghetta
  • Michael Moser
  • Michael Pryles

Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee

  • Vera van Houtte Chair
  • Olufunke Adekoya
  • Makhdoom Ali Khan
  • Lise Bosman (ex officio)
  • Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Johnny Veeder
  • Eduardo Zuleta

Finance Committee

  • Klaus Reichert Chair
  • John Beechey
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Michael Pryles
  • Klaus Sachs

Governance Committee

  • Stanimir Alexandrov Chair
  • Cavinder Bull
  • Anke Sessler

Initiatives Committee

  • Guido Tawil Co-chair
  • Johnny Veeder Co-chair
  • Teresa Cheng
  • Bernard Hanotiau
  • Jean Kalicki
  • Zia Mody

Judiciary Committee

  • Mohamed Abdel Raouf Co-chair
  • Dominique Hascher Co-chair
  • Albert Jan van den Berg
  • Silvia Borelli
  • Lise Bosman
  • Teresa Cheng
  • Michael Hwang
  • Carolyn Lamm
  • Sundaresh Menon
  • Marike Paulsson

Nominations & Membership Committee

  • Meg Kinnear Chair
  • Stanimir Alexandrov
  • Lise Bosman (ex officio)
  • Makhdoom Ali Khan
  • Loretta Malintoppi
  • Guido Tawil

Publications Committee

  • Stephan Schill Chair
  • Silvia Borelli (ex officio)
  • Lise Bosman (ex officio)
  • Adriana Braghetta
  • Daniel de Andrade Levy
  • Maria Beatrice Deli
  • Sarah Grimmer

Special Publications Committee

  • Meg Kinnear Chair
  • Lise Bosman
  • Gabrielle Kaufman-Kohler
  • Carolyn Lamm

Users Committee

  • Doak Bishop Chair
  • Lisa Bingham
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Michelle MacPhee
  • Anke Sessler

Young ICCA Committee

  • Yoshimi Ohara
  • Juan Fernández-Armesto
  • Pierre Tercier
  • Young ICCA Co-Chairs

Past ICCA Presidents

Donald Donovan (2016 - 2018)
Albert Jan van den Berg (2014 - 2016)
Jan Paulsson (2010 - 2014)
Gerold Herrmann (2002 - 2010)
Fali Nariman (1994 - 2002)
Giorgio Bernini (1986 -1994)
Pieter Sanders (1978 - 1986)
Jean Robert (1961/1966 - 1978)

ICCA Governing Board


Professor, Geneva University Law School; Director, Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS); Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler; Honorary President, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

Vice Presidents

Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation, AELEX; Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Board Member, Lagos Court of Arbitration; Board Member, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Panel Member, Kigali International Arbitration Centre; Advisory Board Member, Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA); Council Member, African Users Council of London Court of International Arbitration; Board Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre; Member, ArbitralWomen; Member, Nigerian National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce; Member, International Bar Association; Member, Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria; Member, Insolvency International; Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

Professor and Director of the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore; Chair, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA); Member, SIAC Court; Member, London Court of International Arbitration; Member, ICC Commission; Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID; former President, American Society of International Law


President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Former Chairman, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Member, Board of Trustees, Dubai International Arbitration Centre; former President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; President, Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group; Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission; Court member, London International Court of Arbitration


Mohamed Abdel Raouf is a partner at Abdel Raouf Law Firm, Cairo-Egypt; former Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA [2012-2016]); Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); former Vice President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI); CEDR Accredited Mediator and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Arab Arbitration.

Stanimir a. Alexandrov works principally as an arbitrator in treaty-based investor-state disputes and international commercial arbitrations.

John Beechey CBE has served as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals in both “ad hoc” (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of all major arbitral institutions including, inter alia, the EDF, ICC, ICDR/AAA, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC and Stockholm Chamber.

Doak Bishop is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office and co-chairs the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. Doak is listed in Tier 1 by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and Chambers USA.

Co-Head of the arbitration group, LOBaptista-SVMFA. Former President, Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem - CBAr; Past Vice President and Co-Founding Member, CBAr;. Member, ILA International Arbitration Committee; Member, ICC Arbitration Commission; Member, ICC Latin-American Arbitration Commission; Member, ICDR/AAA Board for Latin America; Member, Editorial Council, CBAr Journal.

Cavinder Bull SC is Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC, one of the largest firms in Singapore. He is also Vice-President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and was the Deputy Chairman of SIAC from 2010 to 2017. He is Vice-President of the Asian Pacific Regional Arbitration Group.

Professional arbitrator; President of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) (1996-2000); partner of Uría Menéndez (1983-1996); Chaired Professor of Commercial Law (1988-2009).

Senior Counsel; Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law; Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Past Vice President of ICC International Court of Arbitration; Past Chair of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Adjunct Professor of Law School of Tsinghua University, Beijing.

General Counsel of ExxonMobil International Limited, Steering Committee Member and Past Chair of the Corporate Counsels’ International Arbitration Group, Member, Past Director and Past Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Member of the Advisory Council to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, Member of the Advisory Board for the Turkish Commercial Law Review and Bencher of Middle Temple (London).

Professor of Law, University of Paris XII; Chairman, International Arbitration Institute; Past Member, LCIA Court; Past Chairman, International Arbitration Committee, International Law Association

Judge, Supreme Judicial Court France), Adjunct Professor of Law (University Panthéon-Sorbonne), Past General Counsel and Deputy-Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Hon. Bencher of Gray’s Inn (London).

Independent arbitrator based in Belgium and former partner of Stibbe; Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration, listed ICSID Panel arbitrator, AAA Council member, Board member of Cepani, former Vice-President of the LCIA and former member of the Board of Trustees of DIAC

Independent arbitrator in New York and Washington, DC, specializing in investor-State, international and complex commercial disputes; Vice President of the LCIA; a member of ICC Commission and Board of SICANA, Inc. (ICC North America); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators; teaches arbitration and advocacy at Georgetown and American University law schools; serves on the Editorial Boards of the ICSID Review and Global Arbitration Review

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; former Attorney General, Pakistan; former Member, Court of the London Court of International Arbitration; former Member of the Board, DIAC; Member of the Board, AAA; Member, Panel of arbitrators, SIAC and KLRCA; designated as an arbitrator, ICSID panel

Partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie; head of Baker & McKenzie CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group; wide experience participating in international arbitration cases in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA and other arbitration institutions, both as a party counsel and arbitrator.

Head of Arbitration Group, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC; Senior Advisor, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB); President, Korean Court member, Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA); Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Board Member, American Arbitration Association (AAA); Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID & Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC); Editorial Board Member of Global Arbitration Review; Part-time Professor - Judicial Training & Research Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Secretary-General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank; former Senior General Counsel and Director General, Trade Law Bureau of Canada; former Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Canada and Counsel at the Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Department of Justice. Ms. Kinnear has frequently spoken on and published with respect to international investment law and procedure, including as a co-author of Investment Disputes under NAFTA (Kluwer).

Partner, White & Case LLP; Co-Chair, International Arbitration Americas; Former President of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association; Chair of the Board of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Board, American-Turkish Council and American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce; Member of ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (appointed by Uzbekistan); Member, ICDR International List; Former member of the American Arbitration Association Executive Committee and Board; U.S. member of the NAFTA 2022 Committee; Member of the American Law Institute’s Council and its Advisory Committee on Restatement on International Arbitration and a Counselor on the ALI Restatement 4th on Public International Law; Counselor to the Executive Board of ASIL; Visiting Professor teaching International Investment Arbitration, University of Miami, School of Law.

Michelle MacPhee has over 25 years of experience in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. She is currently the Managing Counsel of BP Legal’s London based Dispute Resolution Team.

Dually-qualified (Paris and Rome Bars); registered to practice as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore since 2012; acts as counsel, advocate and arbitrator in international commercial and investment arbitration and has represented private companies, States and State entities in proceedings under a variety of arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, LCIA and DIAC.

Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide in Paris, where she co-heads the international arbitration section of the firm and chairs Gide Pro Bono Foundation.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, past Attorney-General of Singapore, past Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore, past Dy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, former Managing Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP, former Partner, Jones Day and Head of International Litigation and Arbitration for Asia

Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners; Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the HSBC Asia Pacific Board.

Michael Moser practices as an international arbitrator with 20 Essex Street Chambers. Michael is Honorary Past Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, a past member of the LCIA Court and of the Stockholm SCC Arbitration Institute Board and a current board member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). He is also a Commission Member of CIETAC.

Attorney in private practice and Arbitrator; Partner, Ellen Gracie Advogados Associados; Former Chief-Justice, Brazilian Federal Supreme Court; Former Presiding Judge, National Justice Council; Vice-President, Ciesp/Fiesp Arbitration Chamber; Board Member, Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (CBAr); Board Member, International Council of Arbitration for Sport; Board Member, World Justice Project; Member, World Bank's Sanctions Board.

Yoshimi Ohara is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo, Japan. She is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Board Member of the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA), Board Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and a former Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Professor of Law, Boston University; General Editor, Arbitration International; President, London Court of International Arbitration; Past Chairman, American Bar Association Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London

Klaus Sachs is a senior partner in the Munich office of the German law firm CMS Hasche Sigle. Mr. Sachs has more than 25 years of experience as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and counsel in more than 200 national and international arbitrations concerning commercial and investment disputes.

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates (1 September 2014); former Chief Counsel Litigation, Siemens AG; Member, DIS Advisory Board; Member ICC Commission on Arbitration; Member, ICC National Committee for Germany; Member, AAA Board of Directors; Member, ASA Board; Former Member, IBA Arbitration Committee; Former Panel of Conciliators, ICSID.

Partner, Hogan Lovells BSTL, S.C.; Member, Mexican Arbitration Institute (IMA); Member, Mexican Arbitration Committee (ICC); Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID.

Professor of Law, University of Buenos Aires School of Law; Former Chairman, Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB), Former Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division; Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration Academic Council; Member, ICC Latin American Arbitrators Committee; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Attorney at Law, Partner, M. & M. Bomchil

Vice President, LCIA; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law and of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Visiting Professor on Investment Arbitration, King’s College, University of London

Vice-Chairman and Secretary General, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); Vice-Chairman, China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); President, Asia Pacific Arbitration Group (APRAG); Vice-Chairman, the China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL).

Vice-President, International Court of Justice; Member, ICSID panel of arbitrators; Member, Institute of International Law (Institut de droit international); Member, Board of Trustees, PCA Financial Assistance Fund.

Past Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Vice-Chair, Institute Transnational Arbitration (ITA); Member of the Court of LCIA; Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators; Chair, Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB); Member, ICC Institute of World Business LAw; Member ICC Latin American Arbitration Group.

Executive Director

Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration; Executive Director and Executive Editor, ICCA; Adjunct Professor, University of Cape Town; Fellow, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa); Editorial Board, Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage; Series Editor, PCA Award Series.

Honorary Presidents

President of ICCA, to take office on 1 April 2016; Co-Head of the International Disputes Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; immediate past President of the American Society of International Law; former Chair, Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Member of the US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law; Member of the Advisory Committees of the American Law Institute for the Restatement of US Foreign Relations Law and for the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration (ITA); Adjunct Professor, International Arbitration and International Investment Law and Arbitration, New York University School of Law.