International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

The General Assembly


The General Assembly holds at least one meeting a year to adopt decisions regarding the general strategy of AICESIS, plan its activities, and adopt decisions on specific matters concerning the implementation of the Presidency roadmap. The General Assembly appoints the President and the members of the Board of Directors.




The Board of directors


The Board of Directors is appointed by the General Assembly for a two-year term taking into account a balanced geographical distribution of its members. The Board of Directors currently comprises 18 members representing the four continents or regions of the AICESIS members.


Below are the current members of the Board of Directors:

  • Africa: Benin - Ivory Coast - Mali - Gabon - Senegal - UCESA
  • America: Curacao - San Martin - Guatemala
  • Europe: Serbia, Monaco, Romania, Spain, Greece, France.
  • Eurasia / Asia / Middle Orient: China - Korea - Jordan


The Board of Directors prepares the General Assembly meetings and adopts decisions to implement its criteria

And with two representation and management institutions


The Presidency


The Presidency of AICESIS is exercised by the President of the Council appointed by the General Assembly as designated by the ESC-SI of the continent whose turn is to provide the rotating presidency for two years.


The Presidency submits to the General Assembly the Roadmap and the Schedule of activities to be developed during its term, and also establishes the main topic of its Presidency.


The Presidency represents AICESIS, exercises the roles assigned by the statutes of the association, and chairs the Board of Directors and General Assembly meetings.


The President : Lydia Mikheeva


The Presidency of AICESIS during the 2021-2023 period is ensured by the Civiq Chamber of Russia to represent the Eurasia continent.

Lydia Mikheeva


President, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Chair, Council of the Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alexeev

D.Sc. (Law), Ph.D. (Law), Professor, Honorary Lawyer of the Russian Federation


Lydia Mikheeva was born on May 17, 1971, in Barnaul. In 1993 she graduated from the faculty of Law of Altai State University. In 1998, Ms. Mikheeva defended her Ph.D. thesis at Tomsk State University, and there in 2003, she was also awarded a doctorate degree in Civil Law.


In 1993-2003, she worked as a teacher, then as an Associate Professor of the Civil Law Department of Altai State University, and a legal officer in the private sector.


In 2003-2006, Ms. Mikheeva was a professor and then head of the Civil Law Department of the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.


Since 2004, she has been a lecturer at the Russian School of Private Law.


In 2008-2010, Ms. Mikheeva held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff at the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitration, and Procedural Legislation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.


Since 2006, Madame President has worked at the Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alexeev. In 2010-2019, she served as Deputy Chair of the Research Center’s Council, and in 2019 she was elected and sworn as its Chair and the Institution’s head.


In 2014, by the Russian President’s decree, Ms. Mikheeva was appointed member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. In 2017, she was elected Vice President of the Civic Chamber; since 2019, she has been serving as the Civic Chamber’s President.


Madame President actively contributes to the public oversight activities and facilitates interaction between the Russian citizens, public associations, and NGOs on the one hand and the federal government bodies and regional and municipal authorities on the other. Additionally, she fosters the Civic Chamber’s complex work on socially significant legislative bills’ public expertise.


Ms. Mikheeva has drafted numerous federal laws, primarily in the sphere of civil legislation. She is still actively involved in law drafting, and her sphere of interest lies in the social domain.


Currently, Madame President is a member of the Anti-Corruption Council under the President of the Russian Federation, the Council under the Chair of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Interaction with Civil Society Institutions, the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation for Coordination of Public Authorities Work and Interaction, and the Coordination Council under the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on Developing Volunteerism.


Additionally, she is a member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for codification and improvement of civil legislation and the scientific advisory councils under the Supreme Court and the Federal Notary Chamber of the Russian Federation, where she partakes in writing analytical and guidance papers on legal matters.


By now, Ms. Mikheeva has authored over 180 research papers on Law, including monographs and comments on legislative acts.


Madame President’s law drafting and social activities have been repeatedly admitted and awarded with high-level awards.




  • Honorary Lawyer of the Russian Federation (2016);
  • Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2018);
  • Second Class Civilian Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” (2018);
  • Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation for outstanding contribution to the enhancement of civil legislation and many years of diligent work (2021);
  • Fourth Class Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” (2021).



The former presidents



Years Presidency Their topic
2019-2021 Aka AOUELE (Ivory Coast)  
2017-2019 Iacob Baciu (Romania) The impact of the digital revolution
2015-2017 Agripino Núñez Collado (Dominican Republic) The role of the ESC-SI in fighting poverty-related inequalities
2013-2015 Evgeniy Velikhov (Russia) The national human capital and the new national sources of competitiveness
2011-2013 Mohamed Seghir Babes (Algeria) What are the new challenges for the organized civil society and what role it should play in promoting employment and the social and professional integration of the youth
2009-2011 Antonio Marzano (Italy) The role of ESC in the new world governance in the economic, social, and environmental field
2009 Janos Toth (Hungary) The effects of the world economic and social financial crisis on reducing inequalities at a worldwide scale and on sustainable development.
2007-2008 José Mucio Monteiro (Brazil) Development with equity and environmental responsibility.
2005-2007 Wang Zhongyu (China) Establish an environment favourable to productive employment and to decent labour for all at national and international level, and study this impact on sustainable development.
... Wang Zhongyu (China) Boost international cooperation, promote joint development, build a harmonious world.
2003-2005 Jaques Dermagne (France) What ESCs expect from WTO and from governments for a better use of globalization for development purposes
2001-2003 Mohamed Salah Mentouri (Algeria) Combatting poverty by sustainable development: towards a partnership approach.
1999-2001 Herman H.F. Wijffels (Netherlands) The globalization of worldwide trade and its consequences.


The general secretariat


The General Secretariat comprises a Secretary-General appointed by the Board of Directors for a four-year term and four Deputy Secretaries-General (one for each continent) appointed by the General Assembly for two years.


The Secretary General is in charge of executing and monitoring the Board of Directors’ decisions, in cooperation with the Deputy Secretaries-General. The Secretary General is responsible for the ordinary management of the Association, including the drafting of an economic activity report which consists of a draft budget to be approved by the General Assembly.



General Secretary



Apostolos Xyrafis (Greece)


With a professional itinerary at the service of social dialogue, Apostolos Xyrafis have driven numerous projects at both national and international level involving social partners and civil society.

Holding a PhD in Economics and Management at the Catholic University of Louvain, he has written and reviewed articles over socio-economic themes and have participated to scientific round tables and conferences all over the world.

He considers himself as a world citizen, strongly preoccupied by global issues.


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Sboui Racamymr. Miloushka Sboui-Racamy
Sr. Beleidsadviseur
Deputy Secretary General
Latin America/Caribbean


Personal information

Name Miloushka Sboui-Racamy
Lives in: Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Birthplace Curaçao
Sex Female
Marital status Married (no children)
Nationality Dutch



1981-1989 University of the Netherlands Antilles, doctorate in Antillean Law;


1989-1994 State University of Leyden, faculty of Law, Doctorate in Dutch law with a graduate in internatio¬nal law;


2006 40th course on international rights of asylum seekers at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy; Director of the course MA Siemens;


2014 Netherlands Foreign Affairs Ministry course “Human Rights for all”;


Work experience:


1989-1995 Different jobs for placement agencies, among others at the Immi¬gration and Naturalization Service of the Dutch Ministry of Justice – doing the interviews and making reports concerning the asylum seekers petition and later (1995) advising on the decisions concerning the petition of asylum seekers


1996-2009 Directorate of Judicial Affairs, Curaçao; as of 2001 as a senior-policy member and senior administrative lawyer; covering policy development pertaining to the admission and expulsion of foreigners including visa and preventive and repressive mechanisms for trafficking in persons and the development of reports about the execution of human rights treaties.


2009 (September) upon own request at the disposal of Directorate of Legislation and Legal Affairs worked on the Code of Criminal Law and the process to dismantle the Netherlands Antilles leading to the constitutional changes of 10-10-10. And functioning as the National Coordinator for Anti-Trafficking activities in the Netherlands Antilles.


2010 From January 2010 formally at the Directorate of Legislation and Legal Affairs All activities where continued. Contributing to the Change-management and In two transition teams leading up to the constitutional changes of 10-10-10.


2010 As of 10-10-10 at the Directorate of Foreign Relations attending issues of human rights, among others contributing to making human rights reports.


2017 Sr. Advisor, Legal at the Economic and Social Council of Curaçao with special
attention to all International activities and contacts especially in our region.



English Good
Spanish Good
French Reasonable

Oakyi son2017 - as of now : Deputy Director for International Cooperation, Economic, Social and Labor Council of Korea


2011 - 2017 : Project Manager for Official Development Assitance, Rural Development Administration of Korea


2001- 2006 : Staff for Human Resource Team, SKF(Svenska Kullagerfabriken) Korea

Daniel Becker is an economist from University Dauphine in Paris. He holds a diploma from the Business school HEC Paris as well as a bachelor’s degree in Medecine from University Hospital Center Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris.


He started his professional career at a Big4 consultant in the domain of finance. Then, he became, for 5 years, Rapporteur-General of the Luxembourg Competition Inspectorate, then Head of department of Economic affairs and of the department of Transport of the Luxembourg Utilities Regulator, and, since 2016, Secretary-General of the Economic and Social Council of Luxembourg.


He is, among others, member of the National Ethics Commission of his country, as well as of the Surveillance Board of Ligue médico-sociale of Luxembourg. Daniel is an ultra-cyclist.


Representation of Aicesis at the United Nations / ECOSOC


Mrs Hanifa Mezoui


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The Statutes of the Aicesis


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