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Member Profiles

We regularly publish interviews with individuals from our wide-ranging membership.

Our members listed here tell us how they became involved in arbitration and how they achieved their current status.

They also give their views on the state of international arbitration today, diversity in the profession and the advice they would give to people starting out in ADR.

Joan Stearns Johnsen

Joan Stearns Johnsen FCIArb

Joan Stearns Johnsen is a fellow of CIArb. Joan teaches negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, including international arbitration, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she is also fortunate to coach the Vis Moot Court Team. She has been practising ADR for over 30 years.


Kabir Duggal

Kabir Duggal MCIArb

Kabir Duggal MCIArb, is part of CIArb’s Young Members Group as well as an Associate with Arnold &Porter. Kabir also teaches at Columbia Law School, manages the journal of arbitration at Columbia Law School, and works for the UN Office for Least Developed Countries.


Kieran Chauhan FCIArb

Kieran Chauhan FCIArb

Kieran Chauhan, 28, a Partner at Hepher Associates Limited, one of the longest established (est. 1988) Claims, Dispute Resolution and Contracts Specialist Consultants based in Dubai, discusses his recent election as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Vanessa Malaluan ACIArb

Vanessa Malaluan ACIArb holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, and currently taking her LLM/MSc Construction Law and Arbitration at Robert Gordon University. She has worked in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Qatar as a Planning Engineer for both Construction and Oil & Gas industries since 2004

Jad Youness MCIArb

Jad Youness MCIArb graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, and started working as a Quantity Surveyor in Lebanon in 2004. He now works as a Commercial Manager for MAN Enterprise in Qatar.

Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan Ellis ACIArb

Accuracy is the sole, totally independent, international player in the field of advisory services; providing expert advice to management and shareholders. They offer in-depth knowledge and expertise to assist clients in transactions, disputes, turnarounds and decisions. Accuracy is present within 12 countries worldwide, with a team of 370 skilled consultants, of which 47 are partners. Jonathan Ellis, Director at Accuracy, talks to CIArb about their ambitions, dispute resolution and what it takes to make a great leader.