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.

Deborah Masucci

Formerly Head of the Dispute Resolution Program at American International Group, Inc. 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. She was recruited to AIG in 2003 to establish its Office of Dispute Resolution in the Litigation Management Division where she was responsible for the strategic use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and increasing the effective methods of appropriate dispute resolution used within the Claims Organization. She also was responsible for the role out and implementation of the Company’s employment Dispute Resolution Program. Before leaving AIG she rolled out the Company’s employee dispute resolution program. Prior to joining AIG, Deborah was Vice President of the East Central Region and head of Professional Development for JAMS The Resolution Experts. She made her mark in ADR at FINRA, previously NASD, where she led the dispute resolution program for 15 years. She is an acknowledged expert on ADR who speaks regularly on the topic before legal and business organizations. She is a member of the International Arbitration Club of New York Arbitral Women. She serves on several committees committed to Diversity in ADR. She also served on the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession. She regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator.

Kimberly Taylor

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Operating Officer, JAMS. In her role as COO, Kimberly oversees JAMS operations in the United States. Working directly with the President and CEO, and leading a team that spans 25 resolution centers across North America, Kimberly is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operating activities. She also provides operational and strategic leadership for JAMS International, headquartered in London. In addition to overseeing JAMS operations, Kimberly also works with JAMS General Counsel to manage overall risk of the company and works with the CEO to lead corporate strategic initiatives and participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs. Prior to joining JAMS, Kimberly practiced law in Ventura County, California. She is co-chair of the International Committee of the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association.

Cyril Dumoulin

Shell Global Litigation Department Cyril Dumoulin is Senior Legal Counsel at Shell’s Global Litigation Department (Europe & Middle East North Africa). Cyril studied Administrative and Environmental Law in the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Before joining Shell in 2006, he worked for 8 years in private practice, at several Dutch law firms, including Houthoff Buruma. As Senior Legal Counsel he advises and litigates in a wide variety of commercial and administrative litigation, arbitration and mediation. He chairs the Global Litigation Mediation/ADR team and organizes training of internal counsel and business representatives in mediation advocacy skills.

Harold Coleman

Treasurer: Harold Coleman, Senior Vice President, AAA. 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 in the areas of real estate, construction, commercial, consumer, business and employment law, with a practice focus in complex technical disputes and pre-dispute avoidance. As an ADR professional, he also serves as senior vice president for mediation at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) – the global leader in dispute resolution services worldwide.

Kehinde (Kenny) Aina

Aina Blankson LP 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

BonelliErede (Paris, Milan, Rome), Partner Mr Carlevaris is a partner at BonelliErede, which he joined in 2003 and where he became partner in 2010. His practice focuses on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-State, conflicts of law, public international law and international civil procedure. Between 2012 and 2017, Mr Carlevaris was the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Director of the ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Before joining BonelliErede, Mr Carlevaris was counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC nternational Court of Arbitration. Mr Carlevaris graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rome (La Sapienza), where he received a doctorate in international law in 1999. Mr Carlevaris was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1999.

Malik bin Rabea Dahlan

Principal, Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy (iQ) Malik bin Rabea Dahlan is the Principal of Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy (iQ), a multi-faceted transnational consultancy specialising in legal, corporate and public policy affairs, operating in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He has had a long-standing career in mediation, having facilitated commercial dispute resolution as well as serving on pioneering ADR initiatives in several jurisdictions. He was the founding director of the Qatar International Dispute Resolution Centre.

Alexander G. Fessas

Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. As Secretary General, 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. He joined the Secretariat in late 2011 and held consecutive positions in three case management teams, of which two as counsel. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, he was the Secretariat’s Managing Counsel over a three-year term. He read law at the University of Athens, Greece having specialized in international commercial transactions and conflict of laws. Prior to joining the ICC Court, he practised as counsel out of Athens where he established a sole practice in 2008. He was previously an associate at an Athens-based law firm. During the same period, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international. He is admitted to the Athens Bar and speaks English, French and Greek.

Karl Hennessee

Airbus Group SE ​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

General Counsel, Alstom, France Pierrick Le Goff is General Counsel of Alstom since 2015 and member of the Alstom Executive Committee. He reports to the Chairman & CEO of the company. Pierrick began his professional career in Paris in 1992 with the law firm Salès Vincent Georges & Associés and joined the Alstom Group in 1994. He has held various positions with Alstom Corporate and Alstom Power in France, England, Germany and Switzerland. Before taking his current assignment, he was General Counsel of the Transport Sector of Alstom. Pierrick leads a team of 300 professionals worldwide. The scope of his function covers Legal, Ethics & Compliance, Contract Management and Intellectual Property.

George Lim

Senior Counsel, Singapore 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.

Mike (Michael) McIlwrath

Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Oil & Gas, Florence Mike McIlwrath is Global Chief Litigation Counsel, for the GE Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy. His experience in international arbitration includes representing the company in disputes under the rules of various international and regional arbitration institutions and under ad hoc procedures around the world, and in coordinating the activities of outside counsel in domestic court and arbitral proceedings. He has published numerous articles in the fields of international arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.

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. A few of his assignments at home and abroad: deputy state secretary for multilateral relations; one of the state secretaries overseeing integration of Hungary into the EU; consul general, ambassador and permanent representative of Hungary to the UN in New York. His international diplomatic assignments related mainly to international security and nuclear nonproliferation (e.g. chairman and vice-chair of NPT PrepCom and Review Conference). From 2007 to 2014 he worked as executive director for Cisco with responsibilities in government affairs, business development and cybersecurity. He is a consultant of the Paris-based Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN) and a partner at the Technopolis Innovation Center in Budapest, in partnership with the Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center.

Sriram Panchu

Senior Advocate and Mediator, India. 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. Mr. Panchu has mediated a number of cases including several high profile ones. He mediated the Standard Motors case which recorded one of the highest settlements in court-annexed mediations. In the private mediation field, he has handled disputes involving major enterprises.

James South

Managing Director, CEDR 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.

Wolf Juergen von Kumberg

Managing Director Global Resolution Services Ltd Wolf von Kumberg is Managing Director of Global Resolution Services Ltd and Member of ArbDB Chambers London. He was formerly the European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation, London, and its predecessor, Litton Industries, Inc., for over 15 years. He is in addition a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits on its Practice and Standards Committee. He is also a member of CPRS European Advisory and Steering Committees.

Honorary Directors

Mark Appel

Formerly Senior Vice President, AAA/ICDR, EU - US 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; 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.

View the Board's roles and responsibilities here.