Mark Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive and senior executive positions at the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), leaving ICDR/AAA as Senior Vice President, EMEA in December of 2015. While serving as a AAA Executive, Mark personally administered or was responsible for the administration of thousands of commercial arbitrations and mediations. Mark has over 30 years of experience in training arbitrators and mediators on four continents on behalf of various arbitral institutions, government ministries, Courts and NGOs. Mark is a former director, and is now an Honorary Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and has served as Chair of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. Mark is a member of ArbDB Chambers.