Board of Directors

The IMI Board of Directors sets the overall direction of the IMI public service activities and ensures efficient operation and appropriate financial control. The Board also has an important responsibility to ensure that IMI is funded to meet its goals and properly staffed. All members of the IMI Board serve in a pro bono capacity.  View the Board's roles and responsibilities here.

Deborah Masucci

Deborah Masucci is currently Chair and Board Member of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and was former Chair of the ABA Section for Dispute Resolution. Formerly Head of the Dispute Resolution Program at American International Group, Inc.

Kimberly Taylor

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Operating Officer of JAMS.

Cyril Dumoulin

Cyril Dumoulin is Senior Legal Counsel at Shell’s Global Litigation Department (Europe & Middle East North Africa). He chairs the Global Litigation Mediation/ADR team and organizes training of internal counsel and business representatives in mediation advocacy skills.

Mike (Michael) McIlwrath

Mike McIlwrath is Global Chief Litigation Counsel, for the GE Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy. A long-time Board member, he co-founded IMI's 'Global Pound Conference' initiative.

Kehinde (Kenny) Aina

Mr Aina, founder of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and Executive Director of Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), is a nationally recognised ADR expert and Senior Expert of Aina Blankson LP—the foremost private ADR Law firm in Africa.

Andrea Carlevaris

Mr Carlevaris is a Partner at BonelliErede. His practice focuses on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-State, conflicts of law, public international law and international civil procedure. Prior to joining BonelliErede, Mr Carlevaris was Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC nternational Court of Arbitration.

Harold Coleman

Harold Coleman, Jr. is Principal of Harold Coleman Jr. Ltd. (2004 to date), a San Diego-based conflict management firm that delivers solution-focused and value-driven professional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. He also serves as Senior Vice President for mediation at the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Alexander G. Fessas

Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court’s Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.

Karl Hennessee

​Karl Hennessee is Vice-President and Head of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS in Toulouse France and, with his team, handles all Airbus's litigation/contentious and legal regulatory matters. He also leads the EADS Group's Centre of Competence for Litigation and lectures at the Toulouse Business School in law and economics.

Pierrick Le Goff

Pierrick Le Goff has been General Counsel of Alstom since 2015 and is a member of the Alstom Executive Committee. Pierrick leads a team of 300 professionals worldwide. The scope of his function covers Legal, Ethics & Compliance, Contract Management and Intellectual Property.

George Lim

George is a Senior Counsel and former President of the Law Society of Singapore. He is a partner in the firm of Wee Tay & Lim LLP, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). George also serves on the Boards of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, the Law Faculty's Advisory Body (NUS) and the Singapore Land Authority.

László Molnár

Managing Director of B.M Consulting Ltd, Hungary, László Molnár served as a career diplomat with the Hungarian foreign service for nearly two decades. Assignments included being one of the state secretaries overseeing integration of Hungary into the EU, and consul general, ambassador and permanent representative of Hungary to the UN in New York. He is a consultant of the Paris-based Cybersecurity Advisors Network and a partner at the Technopolis Innovation Center in Budapest (partnered with the Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center).

Sriram Panchu

Sriram Panchu is a Senior Advocate and Mediator. He is acknowledged as a pioneer of mediation in India. From the 1990s, he has been mediating cases and creating awareness about the concept of mediation through his writings and speeches. He was instrumental in creating India’s first court-annexed mediation centre, a model replicated by other Courts in the country with his help. He has trained over 500 mediators.

James South

James South is CEDR’s Managing Director and has been mediating public and private sector disputes for 17 years. As one of the world’s most experienced dispute resolution trainers and consultants James is responsible for the development of CEDR’s leading courses in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management for legal and business organisations, the public sector, universities and professional bodies.

Honorary Directors

Mark Appel

Mark Appel is an independent international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant, Trainer and Principal at Appel Dispute Resolution. Mr. Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive and senior executive positions at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), leaving ICDR/AAA as Senior Vice President, EMEA in December of 2015. He is Chair of the IMI Investor State Taskforce.

Annette van Riemsdijk

Mediator, and Director, Mediators Beyond Borders, The Netherlands Annette M. van Riemsdijk is a Certified Mediator with several bodies and has a distinguished record in ADR practice as a solicitor since 1988 and as a mediator since 1993. She is an arbitrator, trainer and director of The New Resolution Group.