In January 2018, Dr. Ismail Selim was appointed as member of the FrancarbiBoard of Directors as the only representative of the MENA region. Francarbi is an international
non-profit arbitration association under the Belgian law established to defend cultural pluralism in international commercial arbitration. Other new BoD members are Maître Andrea Carlevaris, Former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Former Director of the ICC Dispute Resolution Services; Maître Elliott Geisinger, Former President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and Maître Teresa Giovannini, Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. In his new capacity, Dr. Selim attended the meeting of the Francarbi BoD at the office of the PDGB Law Firm, Paris, France on 13 January 2018.