The overall vision and strategic direction of the ICSS is driven by Mohammed Hanzab, ICSS Chairman Mohammed Hajjaj Al Hajri, ICSS Vice President and Michael Hershman, ICSS Group CEO.

Mohammed Hanzab - ICSS Chairman

Mohammed Hanzab is Chairman of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) – an organisation he established in 2010.

Mohammed is a graduate of the British Royal Air Force College - Cranwell and has a strong career within the military, including serving as Lieutenant Colonel in the Qatar Armed Forces, Commander of the Qatar Air Defence School and working at the Qatar Air Defence Project and the Qatar Information Agency.

Mohammed Hajjaj Al Hajri - ICSS Vice Chairman

The ICSS have assembled an extraordinary team from critical sectors including law enforcement, international policy, anti-corruption, government and sport. Our team of experts, advisors and international specialists has a wealth of experience and expertise gained from organisations such as United Nations, INTERPOL, European Commission, national police forces, governments, NGOs and the world of sport including the IOC, FIFA and UEFA.

Michael Hershman
Michael Hershman – ICSS Group CEO

Michael Hershman is Group CEO of the ICSS. A co-founder of transparency international, Michael is an internationally recognised expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security.

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John Hopley – Chief Financial Officer, ICSS

With over 30 years international experience, John joined the ICSS following an extensive career working in corporate finance in the asset management, energy, real estate and financial sectors. He has worked with and advised a variety of multi-national corporations, governments and public and private sector companies across the GCC and United States.


Shaun has over 35 years’ experience in the security and intelligence sectors of government, as well as in economic diversity and development, including senior roles as Director for Special Operations for Kroll and Vice President of Monitor Group.

Dr. Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros – CEO, ICSS INSIGHT

Emanuel has over twenty five years of experience in the sports industry as an executive and lawyer and was one of the founding fathers of the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and served as CEO for almost 10 years.

Karen Webb Moss – Executive Director of Strategy and Communications and Chief of Staff of Chairman’s Office

Karen brings over 25 years of international experience to the ICSS. Previously, Karen spent eight years with the IOC as Vice President of Image & Marketing Communications.

Ty Francis, MBE - Chief Global Business Development Officer

Ty works across the ICSS Group including the Save the Dream Foundation. He has previously held senior roles at the Ethisphere Institute and the New York Stock Exchange. Ty is the recipient of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth for services to promoting business in Wales, and is the current Business Advocate to the USA for the First Minister of the Welsh Government.