, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Arthur Konye Igeria as the chairperson of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Board of Directors.
Igeria who is a partner at corporate law firm Igeria and Irungu Advocates, has been appointed the first chair of the board for a three-year term.
He will oversee the recruitment of the Centre’s staff including its president, deputy president, registrar to the arbitral court and 15 members who will act as judges.
The directors are accomplished practitioners with multiple skills that assure the proper functioning and administration of the Centre.
The day to day management of the NCIA is tasked to a Registrar/Chief Executive Officer with technical staff of the Secretariat.
The most notable functions of the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration include to promote alternative forms of dispute resolution and a centre for promotion of international commercial arbitration.
The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) was established in 2013 by an Act of Parliament the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Act No. 26 of 2013 as a Centre for promotion of international commercial arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution.
The NCIA offers a neutral venue for the conduct of international arbitration with commitment to providing institutional support to the arbitral process.
In addition the NCIA caters for domestic arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.