CCSI Board of Directors
Chairperson and CEO
Prior to co-founding CCSI, Loraine Rickard-Martin served the United Nations for over three decades, including 15 years as senior political affairs officer and sanctions committee secretary in the Security Council Affairs Division of the Department of Political Affairs.She was Secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change from 2003 to 2004. She advised the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on sanctions issues with the drafting of an AU sanctions manual in 2012. She lectured on United Nations Sanctions at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for several years and taught an intensive ten-week course for diplomats at Columbia University. She delivers the evolving CCSI curriculum to enhance international sanctions practices and implementation skills to diplomatic and government officials, including through workshops held by UNITAR, and through co-managing sanctions reform processes such as the High Level Review of UN Sanctions and the follow-on Assessment of the HLR. She is the co-author with Enrico Carisch of several articles, manuals, and publications.