Our Team


Massimiliano Montanari

Chief Executive Officer

Massimiliano Montanari is an international civil servant who holds over eighteen years of experience in international affairs, diplomacy and social innovation. Prior to assuming his current role as ICSS Group CEO, Massimiliano served in various roles at the ICSS, including as Chief Executive Officer of the ICSS INSIGHT (2018-2020), Chief of Cabinet (2014 – 2016) and Executive Director of Save the Dream, a role he still holds. Read More

Diogo Guia

Director, Sports Public Policy

Diogo, who also serves as the COO of ICSS INSIGHT, heads up ICSS’s initiatives in the fields of international cooperation, sports public policy, and EU affairs, including leading the ICSS delegation in Brussels. Read More

Dale L. Sheehan M.O.M

Director, Capacity Building and Executive Education

Dale, who is co-leading the ICSS Sport Integrity Unit, has over 35 years’ experience in international law enforcement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, INTERPOL and the United Nations. Read More

Fred Lord

Director, Sport Integrity and Protection

Fred has over 30 years of experience in the fields of operational security and integrity, international law enforcement and anti-corruption in sport. Since 2018, Fred has been co-leading the ICSS Sport Integrity Unit. Read More

Siham Alawami

Director, Special Projects

Siham is a strategic partnerships expert in projects relating to youth empowerment and the use of sport in the humanitarian context. She has over 30 years of experience in business strategy and management, and program activation, Read More

Steven Fleming

Head, Sport Event Security

Steven has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and major sporting events security planning and delivery, from both, a policing and an organising committee perspective. Read More

Alain Van Thiel

Head, Safety and Security Training Development

Alain is a senior training professional with extensive international experience in a variety of industries including aerospace, defence, education, energy, healthcare, law enforcement, major events, safety, security and sports. Read More

Bahruz Balayev, PhD

Head, Save the Dream, Global Outreach

Bahruz, who also serves as Acting Director on Legacy & Innovation at the ICSS INSIGHT, is a former Edward S. Mason Fellow at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government with over 15 years’ experience Read More

Salem Al Adbi

General Coordinator, Stakeholders Relations

Salem joined the ICSS in 2015 and is responsible for stakeholder management, exploring growth opportunities in the local context, and the implementation of an annual engagement plan for key external stakeholders. Read More

Saleh Al Eida

Special Advisor, Strategy and Partnership Development

Saleh is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record internationally, working with key media, sports events and managing communications at a senior management level. Read More

Mallorie Trannois, PhD

Senior Manager, Sport Integrity

Mallorie is based in Paris as a part of ICSS INSIGHT and works on various programs relating to sport integrity, education and capacity building. PhD in Private Law, author and co-author of several reference papers in the area, she authored a thesis on ‘The European harmonization on Online Gambling’ Read More

Magda de Lange

Head, Research and Strategic Studies

With over 20 year’s international working experience, Magda de Lange currently leads research activities across different areas of ICSS work, including the security of major sporting events and sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism. Read More




Elda Kulenovic

Head, Strategic Development and Communications

Elda is an international senior marketing and corporate communications professional with 16 years of experience who has worn many hats at a variety of companies from both the private and public sectors. Read More

Wael Daher

Head, Finance and Accounting

Wael serves as the Head of Finance and Accounting at the ICSS and has over 12 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. Wael’s experience also extends to corporate administration. Read More

Carol Jimenez

Senior Manager, Multi-dimensional Security

Carol has over 10 years of experience in international development. She has worked with different international organisations, particularly INTERPOL, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Read More

Shabnam Hajiyeva

Senior Officer, Save the Dream, Global Outreach

Shabnam started her professional career at Save the Dream in 2016 with responsibilities in the field of communications and social media. Read More

Nassim Zoghbi

Senior Manager, Legal Affairs

Nassim is a senior legal professional with over 44 years’ experience in banking, oil and gas, HSE, general contracting, tendering, procurement, insurance, government relations and financial control. Read More

Michelle Maxwell

Manager, Administration and Operations Support

Michelle joined the ICSS in June 2013 as an Administration Manager. Michelle has a varied background working for large organisations such as Aecom, BBC Television and Merrill Lynch as a researcher, senior executive assistant and Read More

Alex Igual

Projects Support Coordinator

With over 5 years of international working experience including Canada, Spain and Switzerland, Alex works as part of ICSS INSIGHT supporting various programmes related to sport development, including good governance, sport integrity, education, and capacity building. Read More

Taleb Hanzab

Manager, Chairman’s Office

Taleb is responsible for managing the everyday affairs of the Chairman’s office. Prior to joining the ICSS, Taleb served as the External Relations Officer for the Community Development CEO at Qatar Foundation.

Ali Nasser Alyafie

Senior Officer, Chairman’s Office

Ali Nasser joined the ICSS in 2011 and has been instrumental in his role overseeing the overall management of the Chairman’s Office and support the Chairman as his Personal Assistant in the course of several missions internationally. Read More

George Sebastian

Manager, Information Technology

With over 12 years of experience, George is a seasoned IT professional. George has experience in IT governance, infrastructure management, cloud computing, administration and IT operations. Read More

Maya Noueihed

Manager, Human Resources

Maya is a certified human resource professional with over 14 years of experience. She joined the ICSS HR team in 2015. Read More

Jonineth Cabague

Senior Specialist, Human Resources

Jonineth holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) with a certificate in Human Resources Management. She is responsible for recruitment, learning and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and other HR-related matters. Read More

Hicham Belarbi

Senior Officer, Public Relations

Hicham joined the ICSS in 2015 and is responsible for public relations activities in Geneva.

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Aboubakr Ghoulam

Manager, Procurement and Operations Support

Aboubakr holds over 15 years of experience in procurement, sales and events planning. Read More