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ICC commissions are specialised working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute to intergovernmental discussions, as well as rules and codes to facilitate international business transactions. Commission leaders are appointed by the ICC Chairman for a three-year period, renewable at the Chairman’s discretion.

Arbitration and ADR

Commission mandate
To provide a forum for pooling ideas on issues relating to international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.

ChairChristopher Newmark
Partner and Member
Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP
Vice-ChairsMarcelo Roberto Ferro
Founding Partner
Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (Brazil)
Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
President (Legal) and General Counsel
Sangam Limited (United Kingdom)
Ilya Nikiforov
Managing Partner
Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners (Russian Federation)
Vanayak Pradhan
Skrine (Malaysia)
Eduardo Silva Romero
Dechert LLP (France)
Essam Al Tamimi
Founder and Managing Partner
Al Tamimi & Company (United Arab Emirates)
Dorothy Ufot
Managing Partner
Dorothy Ufot & Co. (Nigeria)
Annet van Hooft
Bird & Bird (France)
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm
Lindholm Wallgren (Finland)
David B. Wilson
Sherman & Howard (United States)
Professor Dr. Liu Xiaohong
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai)


Commission mandate
To serve as a global forum and rule-making body for banks worldwide, with particular focus on the financing of international trade; and to help policymakers and standard setters create a regulatory framework that facilitates trade finance throughout the world.

ChairDaniel Schmand  
Global Head of Trade Finance
Deutsche Bank (Germany)
Advisory BoardPravin Advani 
Managing Director of Global Trade & Loan Products
Executive Corporate and Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan (United States)
Alberto Amo Mena 
Global Head of Trade Asset Solutions
Global Banking and Markets
Santander (Spain)
Percy Batliwalla    
Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)
Steven Beck    
Head of Trade Finance
Asian Development Bank (Philippines)
Alexander Goulandris    
Chief Executive Officer
essDOCS (Singapore)
Yunfei Liu
Assistant General Manager of Global Trade Finance
Bank of China (China)
Vinod Madhavan    
Head of Transactional Products and Services
Corporate and Investment Banking
Standard Bank Group (South Africa)
Rudolf Putz    
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (United Kingdom)
Adrian Rigby
Chief Commercial Officer and Global Deputy Head of Trade and Receivables Finance
HSBC (United Kingdom)
Nadya Talhouni    
Global Head of Cash Management & Trade and Head of International and Subsidiaries
Arab Bank (Jordan)
Michael Vrontamitis    
Head of Trade, Product Management, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)
Executive Committee Deputy HeadAlexander Malaket    
Opus Advisory Services (Canada)
Executive Committee Jamal Bin Ghalaita
Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Islamic Bank (Dubai)
Dominic Broom
Global Head of Trade Sales
BNY Mellon (United Kingdom)
Sean Edwards
Head of Legal
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (United Kingdom)
Mark Evans
Managing Director of Transaction Banking
ANZ (Australia)
Ruediger Geis  
Head of Product Management Trade
Commerzbank AG (Germany)
Andrea Hauptmann    
Senior Director and Head of Guarantees Department
Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria)
Ana Kavtaradze
Head of Trade Finance
Bank of Georgia (Georgia)
Vincent O’Brien
Trade Finance Expert (Ireland)
Shehzad Sharjeel
Global Head of Trade Finance Program
IFC (Turkey)
Dan Taylor  
DLTAYLOR Consulting (United States)
Vijay Vashist    
Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management
Global Transaction Services
 Technical AdvisersDave Meynell  
TradeLC Advisory (United Kingdom)
Glenn Ransier  
Global Standby Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantee Product Manager
Wells Fargo Bank (United States)
Kim Sindberg  
Trade Finance Consultant
Sindberg Consult (Denmark)
Project AdvisersHenri d’Ambrieres  
Advisory Services in Export, Trade and Project Finance
HDA Conseil (France)
Krishnan Ramadurai
Head of Product, Returns and Capital Optimization
HSBC (United Kingdom)
Hugo Verschoren
Chief Expert
Centre of Excellence, Trade Finance Services
ING (Netherlands)

Commercial Law and Practice

Commission mandate
To set global business standards for international B2B transactions and provide world business input on commercial rules developed by intergovernmental organizations.

Co-ChairsFabio Bortolotti
Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis (Italy)
Ercument Erdem
Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)
Vice-ChairChristian Steinberger
Head of Legal Services
German Engineering Federation – VDMA (Germany)
International Working Groups
Incoterms Drafting Group Co-ChairsChristoph Martin Radtke
Lamy & Associes (France)
David Lowe
Gowling WLG (United Kingdom)
Public Procurement Co-ChairsLauri Railas
Railas Attorneys Ltd. (Finland)
Goncalo Mota Nogueira
Nobre Guedes, Mota Soares & Associados (Portugal)
European Contract Law ChairChristian Steinberger
Head of Legal Services
German Engineering Federation – VDMA (Germany)
Turnkey + Joint Venture / Consortium ChairEric Eggink
Technip Ships, Ab Zoetermeer (Netherlands)
Turnkey + Joint Venture / Consortium Vice-ChairIsabelle Smith-Monerville
Smith D’Oria (France)
B2C Online Sale Conditions ChairMariaelena Giorcelli
Buffa, Bortolotti & Mathis (Turin)
Consulting Services ChairErcument Erdem
Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)


Commission mandate
To ensure that business needs and markets are taken into account in the formulation and implementation of competition laws and policies.

ChairPaul Lugard
Baker Botts LLP (Belgium)
Vice-ChairsMichael Blechman
Special Counsel
Kaye Scholer LLP (United States)
Anne Riley  
Associate General Counsel Antitrust
Shell International (United Kingdom)
Patrick Hubert
Orrick (France)
Task Forces
Compliance and Advocacy ChairAnne Riley  
Associate General Counsel Antitrust
Shell International – UK
Compliance and Advocacy Co-ChairsBoris Kasten
Head of Competition Law and General Counsel for Europe
Schindler Management (Switzerland)
Simone Pieri  
Head of Regulatory Relations and Compliance Retail and Head of Wealth Advisory
Barclays (Italy)
Cartels and Leniency Co-ChairsLuciano Di Via
Clifford Chance (Italy)
Marcin Trepka
K & L Gates (Poland)
Due Process Co-ChairsGerald Brei
Eversheds (Switzerland)
Jennifer Patterson
Kaye Scholer LLP (United States)
Merger Control Regimes ChairPatrick Hubert
Orrick (France)
International Competition Network Co-ChairsJames F. Rill
Senior Counsel
Baker Botts (United States)
Calvin S. Goldman
Goodmans LLP (Canada)
Antitrust Follow-On Actions Co-ChairsFrancois Brunet
Cleary Gottlieb (France)
Luca Radicati di Brozolo
Founding Partner
Radicati Di Brozolo, Sabatini & Benedettelli (Italy)

Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption

Commission mandate
To develop policy recommendations and practical tools from a global business perspective on corporate responsibility and fighting corruption.

ChairDenis Simonneau    
Director of European and International Relations
Engie (France)
Vice-ChairsIohann Le Frapper     
Chief Legal Officer
ChetWode (France)
Davinder Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Drew & Napier LLC (Singapore)
Francois Vincke 
Independent Lawyer (Belgium)

Customs and Trade Facilitation

Commission mandate
To promote simplified customs and transport policies and procedures as well as other measures to facilitate international trade.

ChairNorman Schenk
Vice-ChairsJean-Marie Salva
Oliver Peltzer
Fernando Barbosa

Digital Economy

Commission mandate
To promote the global development of the digital economy and continued growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICTs) and related business models, through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

ChairJoseph Alhadeff  
Vice President of Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist
Oracle (United States)
Vice-ChairsVirat Bhatia
President of International External Affairs for South Asia Region
AT&T (India)
Carolyn Nguyen  
Director of Technology Policy
Microsoft (United States)
Christoph Steck  
Director of Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica (Spain)
Christiaan van der Valk  
President and Co-founder
TrustWeaver (Sweden)
Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)
Strategy Council MembersJoseph Alhadeff  
Vice President of Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist
Oracle (United States)
Ellen Blackler  
Vice President of Global Public Policy
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Hossam Elgamal  
Edrac Group (Egypt)
Gonzalo Lopez-Barajas     
Manager of Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica (Spain)
Cheryl Miller  
Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Verizon (United States)

Environment and Energy

Commission mandate
To develop policy recommendations and tools to address major global environmental and energy issues, including climate change and green economy within the framework of sustainable development, and make a substantive contribution to key intergovernmental discussions in these areas.

ChairKersten Karl Barth 
Executive Vice President, Bilfinger SE Piping Systems
Vice-ChairsRajasekar Lakshmanan
Executive President
UltraTech Cement Ltd (India)
Gilles Vermot Desroches  
Senior Vice President of Sustainability
Schneider Electric (France)

Marketing and Advertising

Commission mandate
To promote high ethical standards in marketing by business self-regulation through the Consolidated ICC Code of Advertising and Marketing Communications Practice and formulate world business positions and initiatives to address government actions that affect marketing and consumer protection.

ChairBrent Sanders
Vice-ChairsEve Magnant
Sheila Millar
Anders Stenlund
Ximena Tapias Delporte

Intellectual Property

Commission mandate
To promote efficient intellectual property (IP) systems that support international trade, encourage investment in creation and innovation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.

ChairDavid J. KORIS
Of Counsel, DaVinci Partners
Executive Vice President and Head of Global Intellectual Property, Shell (retired)
Vice-ChairIngrid BAELE
Vice President, Business Management Office, Philips IP & Standards
RapporteurAxel BRAUN
Head International Developments, Group Patents Global, F. Hoffmann – La Roche
Issue Rapporteur (Patents)Mathias KARLHUBER
Patent Attorney and Partner, Cohausz & Florack
Issue Rapporteur (Trademarks)Ana DE SAMPAIO
Industrial Property Attorney, J. E. Dias Costa, LDA
Issue Rapporteur (Copyright)Graham HENDERSON
President, Music Canada
Issue Rapporteur (Designs)Elisabeth LOGEAIS
Partner, UGGC & Associates
Regional ambassadorsHao MA (China)
President, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
Jorge CHAVARRO (Latin America)  
Partner, Cavelier Abogados
Ganapathy Narayanan (India)
Head, Corporate IPR Group, Tata Consultancy Services


Commission mandate
To promote transparent and non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investments and earnings that eliminates tax obstacles to cross-border trade and investment.

ChairChristian Kaeser
Vice-ChairsMukesh Butani
Cym Lowell
Paul Morton

Trade and Investment Policy

Commission mandate
To promote cross-border trade and investment by business and an open global economy to foster job creation, sustainable development, and improve living standards.

ChairJames Bacchus
Chair of Global Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Vice-ChairsUlf Pehrsson
VP Government & Industry Relations at Ericsson