Pursuant to Article (4/a) of the By-laws of the Board of Trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), and after consultation with the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), the Board of Trustees of CRCICA, during its annual meeting held in Sharm El Sheikh on 19/11/2016 and attended by the absolute majority of its members, unanimously appointed Dr. Ismail SELIM, member of the CRCICA’s Advisory Committee, as Director of the Centre to succeed Dr. Mohamed ABDEL RAOUF for a four-year term starting January 1st, 2017 and expiring on December 31st, 2020.
It is worth noting that Dr. Mohamed ABDEL RAOUF was the Director of the Centre since 2012 after being its Acting Director in 2011 and Deputy Director from 2008 to 2011. Upon the expiry of his term, Dr. ABDEL RAOUF is returning to his private practice to act as counsel and arbitrator in addition to being an Associate Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Dr. Ismail Selim was a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Nour & Selim in association with Al Tamimi and Co as well as a member of the of CRCICA Advisory Committee. Dr. Selim started his career in the judiciary as a Public Prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Egypt, then a civil Judge. In parallel to his former judicial career, Dr. Selim acted as a Legal Advisor at CRCICA from 2003 until 2007.
Dr. Selim holds a PhD with highest honours from Burgundy University (Dijon – France). The title of the Theses is “L’ordre public international in favorem arbitrandum. Etude de droit Comparé.”. Since 2011, he teaches Private International Law at the Institute of International Business Law (IDAI) in Cairo (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).