HKA Associate Director, Iryna Akulenka is elected to the Steering Committee of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration & ADR 2023-2025

Congratulations to HKA Associate Director, Iryna Akulenka for being elected to the Steering Committee of the ICC UAE’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR.  Iryna will be working closely with other members of the Steering Committee to further strengthen the UAE’s position as a major arbitration hub both in the region and worldwide.

I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to the Steering Committee of the ICC UAE Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The Steering Committee is comprised of some of the UAE’s most prominent arbitration practitioners and I very much look forward to working together and serving the ADR community in this new and exciting capacity.

I must say that the previous Steering Committee has set an incredibly high bar and I am sure it would be difficult to match up their achievements but we will all put in our best efforts.

Words of appreciation go to Dr Hassan Arab for all his hard work and dedication in the capacity of the outgoing Chair of the Committee. I look forward to working alongside Dr Mahmoud Hussain, the newly elected Chair, Fatima Balfaqeeh and Karim Nassif, the two Vice Chairs, and the rest of the Committee members.”   

Iryna Akulenka, Associate Director

Iryna is an Associate Director with HKA Dubai office where she spent the last 9 years of her career. Iryna deals with a variety of complex contracts/ quantum matters including drafting and defending claims, expert work, and dispute avoidance and resolution across engineering & construction, infrastructure, O&G and energy sectors.

Iryna’s career spans over 17 years, with a truly international experience in nearly 40 projects across 20 countries, including buildings, utilities, power plants, airports, ports, windfarms, refineries and oil & gas facilities, and manufacturing facilities.   


“This is a great accolade for Iryna, demonstrating her value not only within HKA but within the whole arbitration community.”

Michael Tonkin, Partner, Expert Services


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