The ICBSS is governed by an international Board of Directors (BoD), consisting of senior representatives from the diplomatic and academic communities of 12 BSEC Member States. The Board also includes BSEC PERMIS Secretary General, the ICBSS Director General and Alternate Director General, and three personalities of international standing.



Mr. Akaki Lomidze, Georgia, Head of Division of Multilateral and Regional Economic Cooperation of the Dept. of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Vice Chairperson:

Dr. Viktor Komorin, Ukraine, Director, Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES)

National Directors:

Mr. Agim Pasholli, Republic of Albania, Director, Department of Regional Initiatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Davit Knyazyan, Republic of Armenia, Head of Dept. of Multilateral Policy and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Orkhan Zeynalov, Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Dept. of Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Daniela Sirakova, Republic of Bulgaria, Head, Regional Cooperation Dept. Southeast Europe Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amb. Dionysios Sourvanos, Hellenic Republic, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Svetlana Cojocaru, Republic of Moldova, Vice-President, Academy of Sciences

Mr. Dan Petre, Romania, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Sergey A. Zabelin, Russian Federation, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science

Mr. Zdravko Pavicevic, Republic of Serbia, Minister-Counselor at the Multilateral Economic Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Rauf Alp Denktaş, Republic of Turkey, Deputy Directorate General for Multilateral Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Georgios Mitrakos, Director General, ICBSS

Amb. Lazăr Comănescu, Secretary General, BSEC PERMIS, Istanbul, Turkey 

Mr. Marco Ricceri, Secretary General, EURISPES Institute, Italy