IMI Board of Directors
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.
View the Statement of The Board of Directors' Roles and Responsibilities here.
The Board comprises people drawn from among leading stakeholder groups:
IMI Chair: Deborah Masucci, Formerly Head of the Dispute Resolution Program at American International Group, Inc.
Deborah Masucci is currently Chair and Board Member of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and was former Chair of the ABA Section for Dispute Resolution. She was recruited to AIG in 2003 to establish its Office of Dispute Resolution in the Litigation Management Division where she was responsible for the strategic use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and increasing the effective methods of appropriate dispute resolution used within the Claims Organization. She also was responsible for the role out and implementation of the Company’s employment Dispute Resolution Program. Before leaving AIG she rolled out the Company’s employee dispute resolution program. Prior to joining AIG, Deborah was Vice President of the East Central Region and head of Professional Development for JAMS The Resolution Experts. She made her mark in ADR at FINRA, previously NASD, where she led the dispute resolution program for 15 years. She is an acknowledged expert on ADR who speaks regularly on the topic before legal and business organizations. She is a member of the International Arbitration Club of New York Arbitral Women. She serves on several committees committed to Diversity in ADR. She also served on the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession. She regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator.
Cyril Dumoulin is Senior Legal Counsel at Shell’s Global Litigation Department (Europe & Middle East North Africa). Cyril studied Administrative and Environmental Law in the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Before joining Shell in 2006, he worked for 8 years in private practice, at several Dutch law firms, including Houthoff Buruma. As Senior Legal Counsel he advises and litigates in a wide variety of commercial and administrative litigation, arbitration and mediation. He chairs the Global Litigation Mediation/ADR team and organizes training of internal counsel and business representatives in mediation advocacy skills.
Harold Coleman, Jr. is principal of Harold Coleman Jr. Ltd. (2004 to date), a San Diego-based conflict- management firm that delivers solution-focused and value-driven professional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the areas of real estate, construction, commercial, consumer, business and employment law, with a practice focus in complex technical disputes and pre-dispute avoidance. As an ADR professional, he also serves as senior vice president for mediation at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) – the global leader in dispute resolution services worldwide.
Mr Aina, founder of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse and Executive Director of Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), is a nationally recognised ADR expert and Senior Expert of Aina Blankson LP; the foremost private ADR Law firm in Africa.
Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris) and Director of Dispute Resolution Services of the ICC
Before joining the ICC in September 2012, Mr Carlevaris was a partner in the Rome office of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. His practice covered international arbitration, judicial proceedings involving issues of public international law, conflicts of law and international civil procedure. Mr Carlevaris joined Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in 2003 and became partner in 2010. Previously, he was counsel at the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Malik bin Rabea Dahlan is the Principal of Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy (iQ), a multi-faceted transnational consultancy specialising in legal, corporate and public policy affairs, operating in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He has had a long-standing career in mediation, having facilitated commercial dispute resolution as well as serving on pioneering ADR initiatives in several jurisdictions. He was the founding director of the Qatar International Dispute Resolution Centre.
Since October 2014 Susanne Gropp-Stadler has been Lead Counsel Litigation with Siemens AG. Within the scope of this function she is responsible for all global litigation matters within Siemens and for the development of adequate strategies with regard to handling litigation matters before national courts and arbitration courts.
Before assuming this task, she was General Counsel of the Mobility Division of the Infrastructure & Cities sector within Siemens AG and thus globally responsible for the provision of legal support within the Division.
Isabelle Hautot is a General Counsel for the ORANGE, in charge of the International Expertise & Conflicts Resolution as well as of the Litigation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Real Estate legal departments; the chair of the CCIAG (Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group) and an Honorary member of the Paris Bar.
KARL HENNESSEE is Vice-President and Head of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS in Toulouse France and, with his team, handles all Airbus's litigation/contentious and legal regulatory matters. He also leads the EADS Group's Centre of Competence for Litigation and lectures at the Toulouse Business School in law and economics.
George is a Senior Counsel and former President of the Law Society of Singapore.
He is a partner in the firm of Wee Tay & Lim LLP, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). George also serves on the Boards of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, the Law Faculty's Advisory Body (NUS) and the Singapore Land Authority.
Ms Lim oversees the operations of SIAC and also heads up the business development team. She was most recently Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Marina Bay Sands. Prior to that, she was Group Company Secretary and Group General Counsel of GuocoLeisure Limited (a Singapore-listed member of the Hong Leong group) in Singapore.
Dr. Karl Mackie is the Chief Executive of CEDR and recognized as one of the leading international mediators and experts on negotiation, conflict management and ADR. He has undertaken some of CEDR Solve’s most difficult cases including cases pioneering the use of mediation in many new sectors.
Mike McIlwrath is Global Chief Litigation Counsel, for the GE Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy. His experience in international arbitration includes representing the company in disputes under the rules of various international and regional arbitration institutions and under ad hoc procedures around the world, and in coordinating the activities of outside counsel in domestic court and arbitral proceedings. He has published numerous articles in the fields of international arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
László Molnár served as a career diplomat with the Hungarian foreign service for nearly two decades. A few of his assignments at home and abroad: deputy state secretary for multilateral relations; one of the state secretaries overseeing integration of Hungary into the EU; consul general, ambassador and permanent representative of Hungary to the UN in New York. His international diplomatic assignments related mainly to international security and nuclear nonproliferation (e.g. chairman and vice-chair of NPT PrepCom and Review Conference). From 2007 to 2014 he worked as executive director for Cisco with responsibilities in government affairs, business development and cybersecurity. He is a consultant of the Paris-based Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN) and a partner at the Technopolis Innovation Center in Budapest, in partnership with the Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center.
In her role as COO, Taylor oversees JAMS operations in the United States. Working directly with the President and CEO, and leading a team that spans 25 resolution centers across North America, Taylor is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operating activities.
Taylor has been a key contributor to JAMS since she joined the organization in 1999, most recently serving as Vice President of the East/Central Region, where she oversaw unprecedented growth and expansion efforts, led panelist recruitment, business development, strategic planning and daily management of resolution centers in the region. As Associate General Counsel, and an expert on arbitration processes, she also developed and conducted training of staff and neutrals in arbitration matters and served on the JAMS National Arbitration Committee.
Wolf von Kumberg is Managing Director of Global Resolution Services Ltd and Member of ArbDB Chambers London. He was formerly the European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation, London, and its predecessor, Litton Industries, Inc., for over 15 years. He is in addition a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and sits on its Practice and Standards Committee. He is also a member of CPRS European Advisory and Steering Committees.
Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant, Trainer and Principal at Appel Dispute Resolution. Mr. Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive and senior executive positions at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), leaving ICDR/AAA as Senior Vice President, EMEA in December of 2015. He is Chair of the IMI Investor State Taskforce.
After taking his law degree at Manchester, England, Michael was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1970 and gained an LL.M in European Law in 1972 at Exeter University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1984. He has never been in private practice, preferring to develop his career as an in-house counsel from the start. Michael has spent most of his 35-year career as an in-house counsel for a number of international companies.
Annette M. van Riemsdijk is a Certified Mediator with several bodies and has a distinguished record in ADR practice as a solicitor since 1988 and as a mediator since 1993. She is an arbitrator, trainer and director of The New Resolution Group.