Alexander Fessas

    Alexander G. Fessas, currently Managing Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the ICC Court and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Unanimously chosen by a selection committee comprising ICC’s Secretary General, the President of the ICC Court, the Chairman of the Governing Body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services and two Vice-Presidents of the ICC Court, Alexander will take up his new position on 1 June 2017. He replaces Andrea Carlevaris, who is stepping down after six years at the head of the Secretariat of the Court.

Alexander is no stranger to ICC. He has been a member of the Secretariat of the Court since 2011, first as Deputy Counsel in its case management team for Eastern Europe, then as Counsel in the North American and Eastern Mediterranean teams, and most recently as Managing Counsel overseeing the work of all nine of the Secretariat’s case management teams. He also regularly represents the Secretariat at conferences, and has been closely involved in the drafting and implementation of the newly revised ICC Arbitration Rules.

A Cypriot citizen, Alexander began his career in Greece, after completing his legal studies there. He is a member of the Athens Bar and practised for several years in Greece, both independently and as a member of a law firm, at which time he also held the positions of associate with the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law and editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international. In addition to speaking Greek, Alexander is fluent in English and French and has working knowledge of Spanish.

Ana Serra e Moura

Also on 1 June 2017, Ana Serra e Moura will take up her position as the new Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court. She replaces José Ricardo Feris, who leaves ICC to go into private practice after more than ten years at the Secretariat of the Court.

    Ana, too, is already well known at ICC. She is currently Counsel in the case management team for Latin America, Iberia and African lusophone countries, and has been closely involved in setting up the Secretariat’s new Brazilian office in São Paolo. A Portuguese citizen, Ana worked in private practice in Madrid and Lisbon before joining ICC, and has extensive experience in contract and corporate law, as well as commercial and investment arbitration in a wide range of sectors.