Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution
Nassib G. Ziadé is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). Between July 2011 and August 2013, he served as the Director of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Between 2007 and 2011, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and between April 2008 and June 2009 was also the Acting Secretary-General of ICSID. He has acted as co-arbitrator or chair in ad hoc or institutional arbitrations.
Ziadé is a member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and a Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), a member of the Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators of ICSID, and a Council member of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI).
From 1997 to 2007, Ziadé served as the Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. In addition, he advised the Government of Bahrain in 2002 on the establishment of its Constitutional Court. He has also advised several international organizations on the establishment and functioning of their international administrative tribunals.
A dual Lebanese and Chilean national, Ziadé has extensive experience in the administration of international legal proceedings and in the management and development of international tribunals. He is an expert in private and public international law, international arbitration, international investment law, international administrative law, and the law of conflicts of interest.
Ziadé has taught at the University of Miami School of Law, at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, at Saint-Joseph University’s Dubai campus, at The Hague Academy of International Law, and at the Paris Academy for Arbitration Law. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal, and a member of the editorial advisory committees of International Legal Materials and of the International Journal of Arab Arbitration.
Ziadé studied private and public law, as well as international law, administrative and political science, and business administration at Saint-Joseph (French) University in Beirut, the American University of Beirut, Cambridge University and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French, and he has a working knowledge of Spanish.