Nassib G. Ziadé

Nassib G Ziadé was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) from 2013 until 2023. Between July 2011 and August 2013, he served as director of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Between 2007 and 2011, he was deputy secretary-general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and between April 2008 and June 2009 was also acting secretary-general of ICSID. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

He has considerable experience with the rules of many arbitration institutions, having served as tribunal chair or co-arbitrator in arbitrations relating to international commerce, construction, investment and public international law, conducted in Arabic, English and French under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ICSID (Convention and Additional Facility), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), DIAC, the Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (ADCCAC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), as well as in ad hoc proceedings, including under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

He is a member of the board of trustees and a vice-chairman of the advisory committee of CRCICA; a member of the international advisory committee of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA); and a former court member at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is a member of the PCA; a member of the ICSID panels of arbitrators and conciliators; and a vice president of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI).

Nassib G Ziadé has extensive senior managerial experience in the administration of international legal proceedings and the development of international tribunals. He is an expert in private and public international law, international arbitration, international investment law, international administrative law, and the law of conflicts of interest. From 1997 to 2007, he served as the executive secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He is a judge of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Administrative Tribunal.

He is a visiting professor at the University of Miami School of Law and at the Saint-Joseph University Faculties of Law in Lebanon and Dubai. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Saint-Joseph University in Dubai. He has in the past taught at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; the Universities of Chile and Heidelberg in Santiago, Chile; and the Paris International Academy for Arbitration Law. In 2012, he delivered a course entitled "The Independence of Arbitral Bodies Established in the Framework of International Organisations" at The Hague Academy of International Law.

He has published extensively in the fields of international law and arbitration law, and he is a frequent speaker on a diverse range of legal topics at international conferences. He is the founder and general editor of the BCDR International Arbitration Review and a former editor-in-chief of the ICSID Review -- Foreign Investment Law Journal. He is a member of the editorial advisory committees of International Legal Materials and the International Journal of Arab Arbitration. He is a counsellor of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and a former member of the advisory committee of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.