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

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

Mr. Momtchil Raychevski, Republic of Bulgaria, Director, Southeast Europe Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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

Prof. Alexandru Stratan, Republic of Moldova, Rector, Academy of Economic Studies

Ms. Liliana Popescu Birlan, Romania, Director General, The Romanian Diplomatic Institute

Dr. Sergei Goncharenko, Russian Federation, Chief Researcher, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science

Amb. Sanja Milinkovic, Republic of Serbia, Coordinator, Department for Multilateral Cooperation, 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 

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