CIArb News

Middle East Trustee election as Professor Dr Abdel Wahab prepares for Ciarb Presidency

01 Feb 2024

Ciarb thanks Professor Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab C.Arb FCIArb for his impressive and significant contribution to the organisation and its Board of Trustees. A Trustee since 2019, Professor Dr Abdel Wahab steps down at the end of January 2024 in order to focus on his upcoming Ciarb Presidency.

Professor Dr Abdel Wahab said, “It has been an immense pleasure to serve on the Ciarb’s Board of Trustees for more than 4 years alongside other Trustees from across the globe. During those 4 years, the Board of Trustees has worked on numerous projects and initiatives to achieve better governance and serve the organisation and its global membership. I wish the Ciarb and the new leadership in the Board of Trustees all the very best, and I have no doubt that the organisation will continue to move from one strength to another under the skilled leadership of Amb. (r.) David Huebner, the new Chair of the Ciarb Board, all Trustees and Catherine Dixon, the CEO of the Ciarb.”

Amb. (r.) David Huebner C.Arb FCIArb, Chair of the Ciarb Board of Trustees said, “My Fellow Trustees and I are very sorry to see Mohamed leave the Board. His insightful engagement and generosity of spirit consistently elevated our analysis and decision-making, and we look forward to him returning ex officio in his year as President.”

Catherine Dixon MCIArb, CEO of Ciarb said, “Mohamed is one of the world’s most eminent arbitrators and has made a significant contribution to the work of the Ciarb Board through his extensive knowledge, wisdom and humanity. Although his presence on the Board will be greatly missed, Mohamed continues to work closely with Ciarb as Course Director of its prestigious and highly successful Global Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Mohamed in the run up to his Presidency, during his Presidential year in 2025 and beyond.”

Members eligible to vote will receive a direct communication with details of how to participate.

About Professor Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab C.Arb FCIArb:

Professor Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab C.Arb FCIArb is recognised as a world leader in dispute resolution and is an international arbitrator and arbitration practitioner with considerable expertise and experience in international investment and international commercial arbitration, Islamic Shari’a, construction, energy, telecommunications, finance and online dispute resolution.

Mohamed is Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar & Partners, Egypt; Professor of International Arbitration, Private International Law and English Contract Law, Cairo University. He is also a Member of the ICCA Governing Board; Vice-Chair of the ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services; Dean of the Africa Arbitration Academy; Member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law; Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the CRCICA; Member of the LACIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the ITA Academic Council; and Member of the Court, PCA. WWL: Arbitration & Global Elite Thought Leaders (2023) says “‘He is an amazing practitioner and one of the hardest working people’ ‘His sharp mind never ceases to amaze’ ‘He is one of a kind!’”. Chambers and Partners (2023)-Africa-wide says: “Mohamed Abdel Wahab is someone who is very brilliant and technically capable. He is very smart on the law, but also emotionally intelligent as well”. Legal 500 (2023) – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration says: “Mohamed Abdel Wahab: Highly respected, very experienced arbitrator, exhibiting highest standard of integrity and ethics”‘ and “knowledgeable in several system of laws: common law, civil law and sharia law”.

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