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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.

Board Roles

  • Chairs: Kimberly Taylor and Pierrick Le Goff
  • Secretary: Laila El Shentenawi
  • Treasurer: James South

Board Members

Honorary Directors

Deborah Masucci

Former IMI Board Chair and long-standing Board member, Deborah Masucci is a force of nature in the mediation / ADR world. Based in the US, she is a passionate advocate for dispute resolution and diversity alike, and is dedicated to empowering those around her.

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 former 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.

Board Rotation

NameStakeholder GroupBoard term end date
UserQ2 2024
Laila El Shentenawi User Q1 2024
Teresa Garcia-Reyes User Q1 2024
Eeva Hakoranta User Q1 2024
Teong Jin George Lim Provider Q2 2023
Kenny Aina Provider Q2 2022
Kimberly Taylor Gold Provider Q2 2021
Harold Coleman Jr. Provider Q2 2021
James South Provider Q2 2021
Alexander Fessas Provider Q2 2021
Pierrick Le Goff User Q2 2021
László Molnár User Q1 2021
Karl Hennessee User Q1 2021
Michael McIlwrath User Q1 2021
Deborah Masucci Provider, Former User Q2 2020
Andrea Carlevaris Provider Q2 2020
Sriram Panchu Provider Q2 2020
Cyril Dumoulin User Q2 2020

Documents

Invitation

The International Mediation Institute (IMI) is a user-driven public-interest charitable foundation registered in The Hague in 2007. It operates globally with a mission to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes and forging deals. IMI continues to break new ground by establishing standards for mediators in mediation and driving that field of practice into an independent profession on an international scale. IMI is not an ADR provider and advocates the interests of users.

IMI Board and Executive team are located across the world and represent key stakeholders in the dispute resolution field including users, advisers, dispute resolution service providers. International thought leaders, adjudicators and policy-makers are represented in the IMI Independent Standards Commission.

IMI seeks proactive leaders to join the IMI spearheading its global mission in dispute resolution and deal making. Board members are positioned to:

  • lead 21st Century dispute management and resolution globally in all fields –
    business, Investor-State, inter-Governmental and Family/Community.
  • integrate dispute management and resolution best practices in developing markets.
  • shape dispute management and resolution policies and laws.
  • articulate the needs of users.
  • make a difference in and demonstrate commitment to the field.

Location of Board members is immaterial although IMI strives for diversity of voice and region. The term of office is 4 years with an opportunity to apply for one more term of 4 years. One IMI Annual face- to- face Board meeting is held in different locations usually at the end of May. Regular Board conference calls and selected group work happens during the year. Board members are not remunerated.

The Board role appeals to self-motivated, visionary, hands-on, inspiring leaders with an eclectic experience in managing negotiations and disputes successfully. The Board role is for passionate and conscientious leaders, skilled and seasoned negotiators and presenters, who have a strong user/dispute orientation and wide global experience in business, government or professional services.

Board members must be willing to invest their time and expertise in implementing the mission of IMI and building capacity for dispute resolution worldwide.

To apply, please contact [email protected], including your motivation and a full CV (a link to a professional page such as your LinkedIn or IMI profile are also acceptable).  As of August 2019, we are particularly interested in hearing from people who meet some or all of the following:

  1. From under-represented regions and particularly countries that have signed the Singapore Convention
  2. Fluent in English, to facilitate Board work and interaction
  3. Highly placed in government or with government officials associated with legislation that affects mediation
  4. Able to help IMI secure funding
  5. Willing and able to actively assist with ongoing Board work and as part of Board Committees, including providing support for operational matters
  6. Able to work easily with small groups
  7. Preferably C-suite level
  8. Female, from under-represented groups, LGBTQ, or otherwise enhance the diversity of IMI’s Board