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 Members

Board Roles

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

Board Rotation

NameStakeholder GroupGeographyBoard term end date
Kimberly Taylor GoldProvider (JAMS)USAQ2 2025
Harold Coleman Jr.Provider (AAA)USAQ2 2025
James SouthProvider (CEDR)UKQ2 2025
Alya LadjimiProvider (ICC)FranceQ2 2025
Pierrick Le GoffUserFranceQ2 2025
James MangerereProvider (MTI East Africa)KenyaQ1 2025
Laila OllapallyProvider (CAMP)IndiaQ1 2025
David WeissProvider (NJCU-IDR)USAQ1 2025
Angela HerberholzYMIFranceQ1 2025
Juliana Schwietzer-Maia replaced by Ben StradlingUser (Shell)Netherlands UKQ2 2024
Laila El ShentenawiUser (Siemens)Dubai Q1 2024
Teresa Garcia-ReyesUser (Baker Hughes)USA Q1 2024
Eeva HakorantaUser (Interdigital)Finland Q1 2024
Teong Jin George LimProvider (SIMC)Singapore Q2 2023
Kenny AinaProvider (NCMG)Nigeria Q2 2022
Board member locations as of January 2021



The next round of Board recruitment will take place in 2023/4.

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 our Committees, Taskforces, and Expert Network.

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, 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
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