• A Word from our Secretary General

    ICC Secretary General

    ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.

    To that end, ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. We also offer an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.Read more

  • Leadership



    ICC is governed by its Executive Board, World Council, Chairmanship and Secretary General. Read more

  • Advocacy


    Policy commissions

    ICC commissions are specialized working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute... Read more

  • ICC history

    ICC founders - Etienne Clementel with Edouard Doleans

    The merchants of peace

    In 1919, a handful of entrepreneurs decided to create an organization that would represent business everywhere. Read more

  • Secretariat

    ICC Wilson Headquarters

    ICC Global Headquarters

    ICC was founded in 1919 under the leadership of its first president Etienne Clementel, a former French minister of commerce. Since that time the international secretariat of the organization has been... Read more

  • About ICC

    Introducing the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)