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The Executive Board is responsible for developing and implementing ICC’s strategy, policy and programme of action and for overseeing the financial affairs of the world business organization. 

In particular, it is responsible for recommending to the ICC World Council the appointment of the ICC Chairmanship and Secretary General as well as approving all policy documents.

Executive Board members


Fredrik CappelenChair, ICC Sweden (2001-2007); CEO, Nobia; Chair, Dustin (Byggmax, Securitas, Transcom, Carnegie Investment Bank, Cramo OY) and major owner in Eterna.
Nayla Comair-ObeidFounding partner, Obeid Law Firm(Beirut, Paris); Professor of Private Law and International Commercial Arbitration, Lebanese University- Faculty of Law; Author of The Law of Business Contracts in the Middle East.
Monica de Grieff(Colombia) 2018-2021
President, Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Daniel Feffer(Brazil) 2015-2021
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Suzano Papel e Celulose S/A; Vice-President of the Board and CEO, Fundacao Arymax; President, Instituto Ecofuturo; Member, Institute of Research for Industrial Development (IEDI); Member, Competitive Brazil Movement; Member, Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo; Chair, ICC Brazil; Board Member, Institute of International Relations and Foreign Trade (IRICE)
Maria Fernanda Garza(Mexico) 2014-2020
CEO, Orestia, Mexico; Chair, ICC Mexico; Member, International Affairs Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Labour; Member, National Advisory Committee of ACLAN; Vice-President, Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex); Member, Compliance Committee of Infonavit; Board Member, Corporate Responsibility Alliance AliaRSE; Member, Corporate Responsibility Network, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
Robert Gutsche(Germany) 2015-2021
Chief Executive Officer of IFA Rotorion, Foerderkreis Freunde der Komischen Oper Berlin; Deputy Chair of the Board, Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung; Member of the Board, ICC Germany
Candace JohnsonVice-Chair, NorthStar Earth and Space; Chair, Advisory Board of Seraphim Space Capital; Co-initiator of SES/ASTRA and Chief Architect of SES Global; Founding President, Europe Online Investments; Founder, Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe; Co-founder, Oceania Women’s Network Satellite; Member, Kacific Satellite System Board; Founding President, Association of Private Telecom Operators; Founding President, Global Telecom Women’s Network.

Former President, EBAN, the European Business Angel and Early-Stage Investment Network (2014-2018); Co-Founder, ABAN – African Business Angels Network, MBAN, MENA Business Angels Network, Global Business Angels Network; Non-Executive Director, SES-ESL; President Johnson Paradigm Ventures

Giampiero Massolo(Italy) 2018-2021
Chairman, Fincantieri S.p.A.; Chairman, Italian Institute for the International Political Studies (ISPI)
Xu Niansha(China) 2018-2021
Chairman, China Poly Group Corporation; Vice Chair, CCOIC; Chairman, ICC China Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption
Frank Ning(China) 2015-2021
Chair of Board, Sinochem Group; Former Chair of COFCO Corporation and Former Vice Chair and President of China Resources (Holdings) Co. Ltd, Hong Kong; Member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC; Member of the “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development Planning Expert Panel; Co-Chair, Sustainable Development Working Group of APEC Business Advisory Council; Chair, APEC China Business Council; Chair, Trade & Investment Taskforce for B20
Patrick Obath(Kenya) 2017-2019
Managing Consultant, Eduardo Associates; Director, Trade Mark East Africa, East African Business Council (EABC), Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPLC), Afren Plc, Standard Chartered Bank; Steering Committee member of Global Green Growth Forum Kenya Chapter, Chair, Director and Programme Leader, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) various sectors.
Mari Pangestu(Indonesia) 2015-2021
Professor of International Economics, University of Indonesia; Member of the Board of Astra International and Bank BTPN (Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional); Government of Indonesia, Minister of Trade (2004-2011) and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (2011-2014). Member of the WEF Global Future Council on Trade and Investment
Yongmaan (YM) Park(Korea) 2014-2020
Chair, Doosan Leadership Institute; Chair, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chair, Doosan Corporation, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Doosan Engineering & Construction; Chair, Doosan Infracore; Member, Board of Directors for the Special Olympics; Chair, Korea-Spain Economic Cooperation Committee
Kasemsit Pathomsak(Thailand) 2014-2020
Executive Chair, Merchant Partners Securities PLC and Merchant Partners Asset Management Ltd.; President, Pathomsak Holdings Ltd.; Chair of Audit and Corporate Governance Board, Christiani & Neilsen (Thai) PLC; Director, UOB Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) PLC; Director, National Power Supply PLC; Chair, Paramount Capital Pte. Ltd. (Singapore); Honorary Chair, ICC Thailand; Director and Deputy Secretary General, Board of Trade of Thailand; Executive Board Member, Young President Organization ASEAN United Chapter; Former President, BT Securities Ltd.; Country Director for Investment Banking of CLSA (Thailand); Advisor to Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
Latifur Rahman(Bangladesh) 2014-2020
Chair and CEO, Transcom Group; Vice-President, ICC Bangladesh; Chair, Nestle Bangladesh and Holcim Cement (Bangladesh); Member, Governing Board of BRAC; Former President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka; Bangladesh Employers’ Federation; Member, Executive Committee, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry; Member, Executive Board of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank)
Anne Veronique Schlaepfer(Switzerland) 2016-2022
Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association; Partner, White & Case; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, London Court of International Arbitration
Harsh Pati Singhania(India) 2017-2019
Director, J K Organisation; Vice Chair & Managing Director, J K Paper Ltd; Past President, ICC India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Philippe Varin(France) 2016-2022
Chair of the Board of Directors, Areva; Member, Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain; Chair, Le Cercle de l’Industrie; Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development for ASEAN countries
Kok Seng Vong(Macao) 2016-2022
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Macao Chamber of Commerce and ICC Macao; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Macao Importers & Exporters Association; President, Macao Shipping & Logistics Association; General Committee President, Macao Consumer Council
Thomas Wellauer(Switzerland) 2014-2020
Group Chief Operating Officer, Swiss Re; Head, Corporate Affairs and Member of the Executive Committee, Novartis; Member, Supervisory Board of Munich Re; CEO, Financial Services Division, Credit Suisse; CEO, Winterthur Insurance Group
Zabihullah Ziarmal (Afghanistan) 2018-2021
CEO, Cefe Group International; Founding Member and First Vice Chairman, ICC Afghanistan.

Ex officio 

Hamad BuamimChair, ICC World Chambers Federation
Sunny VergheseChair, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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