Board of Directors


The ICBSS is governed by an international Board of Directors (BoD), consisting of 18 members. The twelve BSEC member states each appoint one Board member (National Director), representing the diplomatic or academic communities. The Secretary General of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat (BSEC PERMIS), the ICBSS Director General and the Alternate Director General are full members of the Board. The Board also includes three personalities of international standing.


Mr. Dan Petre, Director General, The Romanian Diplomatic Institute 

Vice Chairperson:

Mr. Akaki Lomidze, Georgia, Head of Division of Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation of the Dept. of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Directors:

Mr. Agim Pasholli, Republic of Albania, Director, Department of Regional Initiatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Ashot Kocharian, Republic of Armenia, Director, Department of Multilateral and Bilateral Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Anar Huseynov, Republic of Azerbaijan, Director of Dept. for Economic Cooperation & Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Julia Tzerova, Republic of Bulgaria, Head, Regional Cooperation Department, Southeastern Europe Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amb. Dionysios Sourvanos, Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Maria Duca, Republic of Moldova, Academician, Rector of the University of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Sergey A. Zabelin, Russian Federation, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science

Mr. Zdravko Pavicevic, Republic of Serbia, Minister-Counselor at the Multilateral Economic Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Mustafa Osman Turan, Republic of Turkey, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Directorate General of the Multilateral Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Volodymyr Khomanets, Ukraine, Deputy Head, Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Georgios Mitrakos, Director General, ICBSS

Amb. Michael B. Christides, Secretary General, BSEC PERMIS, Istanbul, Turkey

Amb. (ret.) Jean Cadet, Former Member of the French National Court of Auditors, Paris, France

Dr. Hubert Heinelt, Professor of Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Research

Institute for Political Science, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Jaroslav Slobodnik, Director, Environmental Institute, Slovakia


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