Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves

Business leader in global organizations, educator, mediator and executive coach


Ana´s professional expertise in online dispute resolution (ODR) has focused on enhancing the quality of the mediation practice using ICT- information and communication technology.
  • Founder and president of the Institute for Certification and Training of Portuguese-speaking Mediators (ICFML), the leading mediation organization in Brazil and Portugal.
  • With a rich experience in learning, practicing and teaching mediation worldwide, Ana is prepared to mediate in a unique way.
  • Has experience in cross-border disputes in Europe, Australia and the United States.
  • Being very active across borders and cultures, she has focused her practice in recent years on the impact of online technology on the skills of ADR facilitators.
  • Since 2015, she is the co-chair of the International Mediation Institute ODR taskforce.
  • Co-authored several papers in the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and launched in 2019 the first ODR Practitioner Certification Program available both in Portuguese and English.
  • A Mediator of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programmes and a fellow of the National Center for Technology & Dispute Resolution.
  • Speaks Portuguese, French and English fluently.
  • Currently teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution at Master level at the Catholic University in Porto.
  • A graduate from UAL Lisbon (2008). She has two children and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Ran is an Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution (expert track) at the University of Haifa, where he teaches in the International Graduate Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies.
Fola Alade is the Founder/ Principal Partner at FOTEFA Partners LP (Mediators & Mediation Advocates), a bespoke Mediation firm in Nigeria.
Sezil Durmuş is an Attorney at Law registered in Istanbul Bar and a Mediator registered in Turkish Ministry of Justice. She focuses her practice on Contracts Law, Corporate Law and Employment Law by assisting her clients in structuring and negotiating legal transactions.
James is a mediator, arbitrator, and law professor at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. He previously practiced international dispute resolution at law firms in Paris and was legal counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington.