Updates to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Dispute Resolution Services Governing Body, announced today, aim to further strengthen ICC’s strategic leadership in dispute resolution.

Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (Egypt) was elected Vice-Chair of the Governing Body of ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Professor of Private International Law and English Contract Law at Cairo University, Mr. Abdel Wahab is a founding partner and head of the international arbitration, construction and energy groups of the law firm Zulficar and Partners (Egypt ) and former Vice-President of the ICC International Court. arbitration (2015 – 2021). He became a member and vice-chair of the Dispute Resolution Services Board of Directors on March 30, 2022.

Two new members of the 16-member Board of Directors, from the United States and Germany, were also announced during a virtual Board meeting today. Heather Greiner and Inka Hanefeld will begin their respective terms in September 2022, replacing outgoing members Laureanne Delmas and Vera van Houtte, who each served two consecutive terms on the Board.

Heather Greiner is Senior Director of Commercial Litigation and Head of Legal and Global Security Operations at Apple, overseeing antitrust litigation worldwide. Prior to joining Apple in 2011, Ms. Greiner was a partner at Morrison and Foerster after earning a bilingual postgraduate degree in international law from the University Institute of Geneva.

Inca Hanefeld acts primarily as an arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration proceedings in the fields of international trade, construction of industrial plants and machinery, energy, banking and finance, as well as in post-merger and acquisition and investor-state disputes. From 2015 to 2021, Ms. Hanefeld served as Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and her expertise has been recognized in several international rankings.

By maintaining a minimum representation of 40% women on the ICC’s Dispute Settlement Governing Body, the election of new members by the ICC’s Executive Council not only ensures leadership of the highest caliber, but responds also to the ICC’s commitments to gender diversity.

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