London’s ICA Appoints Hadeel Ibrahim to Its Governing Council

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, has elected Hadeel Ibrahim to its governing board. Following recent appointments of Dilyara Allakhverdova, Maria Sukkar, and Wolfgang Tillmans, Hadeel is the fourth new council appointment since Donald A. Moore became chair in November 2016 and Stefan Kalmár was named director in December 2016.

“As I seek to sharpen the voice of the Institute of Contemporary Arts and reconnect it to its progressive past, build new global relationships, I welcome Hadeel’s appointment as she shares and supports what we stand for,” said Kalmár.

Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to focus on the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. She is currently a cochair of the board of directors of the Africa Center in New York and serves on numerous other boards, including organizations such as the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, the Clinton Foundation, and the BMCE Bank of Africa. “At a time of such political, social and economic change, institutions that speak with clarity about where we come from, who we are now and what we might become are more relevant than ever,” Ibrahim said. “I look forward to working with the committed and thoughtful leadership of this storied institution.”