National Committees
In 90 of the world’s nations, members haveestablished formal ICC structures called national committees. In countries where there is no national committee, companies and organizations such as chambers of commerce and professional associations can become direct members. ICC has unrivalled access to national governments through its network of national committees. For a list of national committees and their contactdetails, visit
International Secretariat
The ICC International Secretariat, based in Paris,is the operational arm of ICC. It develops and carriesout ICC’s work programme, feeding business viewsinto intergovernmental organizations on issuesthat directly affect business operations.
The International Secretariat is led by the Secretary General, who is appointed by the World Council.
World Council
ICC’ s supreme governing body is the World Council,consisting of representatives of national committees.The World Council elects ICC’s highest officers, including the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman,each of whom serves a two-year term. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and the Honorary Chairman (the immediate past Chairman) provide the organization with high-level world leadership.
Executive Board
Strategic direction for ICC is provided byits Executive Board, consisting of up to 30 business leaders and ex officio members. It is elected by the World Council on the recommendation of  the Chairmanship. Meeting three times a year,the Executive Board oversees the establishment of ICC’s strategic priorities and the implementation of its policies.
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee advises the Executive Boardon all financial matters. On behalf of the Executive Board, it prepares the budget and regularly reportsto the board. It reviews the financial implications of ICC activities and supervises the flow of revenues and expenses of the organization.
The Chairman is elected by the ICC World Council.


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