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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

Esko Aho(Finland) 2013-2019

Executive Chairman of the Board, East office of Finnish Industries; Member of the Board, Sberbank; Former Prime Minister of Finland; Executive in Residence at Aalto University; Member, Club de Madrid, Skolkovo Foundation Council

Yassin Saeed Al Suroor(Saudi Arabia) 2015-2018

Chairman, Arab Economic and Business Group / A’amal Group; Chairman, Prime Cosmos Assets Ltd.; Board Member of regional and international companies; Chairman, Saudi International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Saudi Arabia; Executive Committee, ICC World Chambers Federation (WCF)

Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani(Qatar) 2011-2017

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chairman, Al Dar for Exchange Works; Vice Chairman, Doha Insurance Company; Head of Qatar Conciliation and Arbitration Center; Head of Competition Protection and Anti-Monopoly Committee; Chair, ICC Qatar

Milos Barutciski(Canada) 2013-2019

Chair, International Trade and Investment Group, Bennett Jones LLP; Chair, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Vice President, International Law Association (London); Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Member, Task Force on Anti-Bribery, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

Sebastian Escarrer Jaume(Spain) 2012-2018

Board Member, Melia Hotels International; Member, Wharton Executive EMEA Board & Wharton Board of Overseers (University of Pennsylvania)

Daniel Feffer(Brazil) 2015-2018

Vice-Chairman 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) 2014-2017

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) 2015-2018

Chief Financial Officer of IFA Rotorion, Foerderkreis Freunde der Komischen Oper Berlin; Deputy Chairman of the Board, Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung; Member of the Board, ICC Germany

Rifat Hisarciklioglu(Turkey) 2012-2018

President, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); Vice-President, Eurochambers; Vice-President, Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; Vice-President, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI); Honorary Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce; Board Member, Association of Balkan Chambers; Board Member, ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Executive Committee Member, D-8 Federation of Chambers of Commerce; International Chairman, Jerusalem Arbitration Center; Chairman, ICC Turkey

Frank Ning(China) 2015-2018

Chairman of Board, Sinochem Group; Former Chairman of COFCO Corporation and Former Vice Chairman 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-Chairman, Sustainable Development Working Group of APEC Business Advisory Council; Chairman, APEC China Business Council; Chairman, Trade & Investment Taskforce for B20

Cherie Nursalim(Singapore) 2013-2019

Vice Chair, GITI Group, Singapore; Member of Advisory Board, Columbia University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Business & Sustainable Development Commission, Singapore Science Centre; Chairman, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Southeast Asia

Mari Pangestu(Indonesia) 2015-2018

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) 2014-2017

Chairman, Doosan Leadership Institute; Chairman, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Chairman, Doosan Corporation, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Doosan Engineering & Construction; Chairman, Doosan Infracore; Member, Board of Directors for the Special Olympics; Chairman, Korea-Spain Economic Cooperation Committee

Kasemsit Pathomsak


(Thailand) 2014-2017

Executive Chairman, Merchant Partners Securities PLC and Merchant Partners Asset Management Ltd.; President, Pathomsak Holdings Ltd.; Chairman of Audit and Corporate Governance Board, Christiani & Neilsen (Thai) PLC; Director, UOB Kay Hian Securities (Thailand) PLC; Director, National Power Supply PLC; Chairman, Paramount Capital Pte. Ltd. (Singapore); Honorary Chairman, 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) 2014-2017

Chairman and CEO, Transcom Group; Vice-President, ICC Bangladesh; Chairman, 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) 2016-2019

Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association; Partner, White & Case; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, London Court of International Arbitration

Karien Van Gennip (Netherlands) 2012-2018

CEO, ING Bank France; former Minister for Foreign Trade, Netherlands

Philippe Varin (France) 2016-2019

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Areva; Member, Board of Directors of Saint-Gobain; Chairman, Le Cercle de l’Industrie; Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development for ASEAN countries

Kok Seng Vong (Macao) 2016-2019

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Macao Chamber of Commerce and ICC Macao; Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Macao Importers & Exporters Association; President, Macao Shipping & Logistics Association; General Committee President, Macao Consumer Council

Thomas Wellauer (Switzerland) 2014-2017

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

Yanling Zhang (China) 2012-2018

Former Executive Vice President, Bank of China; Consultant, ICC China; Director of Law of PRC on Negotiable Instruments, Research Center of China University of Political Science and Law; Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China; Vice Chair, Silk Road Council of International Commerce

Ex officio 

Peter MihokChairman, ICC World Chambers Federation
Paul PolmanChairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development