On 8-9 November 2022, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Branch Chair, represented the Branch at the virtual CIArb Congress and Presidential Elections. Prof Dr. Abdel Raouf spoke at a session held on 9 November 2022 moderated by the Chair of London Branch. The panel also included the Chairs of Australia, Brazil, Egypt, India, New York, and Zambia Branches.
The speakers gave an overview in response to the question: What can branches do to assist members to get appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator. The Egypt Branch Chair presented the opportunities provided by the Egypt Branch and the CRCICA (the seat of the Branch) to qualify its members for possible enrolment on CRCICA’s panel of arbitrators including; Branch Mentoring Programme, Branch training courses qualifying for the CIArb Membership, Branch capacity building trainings, Branch Wednesday One Seminars and other events providing opportunities of speaking for talented young practitioners with different backgrounds and networking for the Branch members.
The elections for the positions of Deputy President 2023 (President 2024) and Vice President 2023 (Deputy President 2024 and President 2025) took place in the opening session of Congress. Jonathan Wood and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab were elected CIArb Presidents for 2024 and 2025 respectively.