Claude Amar is a hotel developer. He was trained as an architect (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris) and has studied Finance at INSEAD.
Claude is the founder and President of the Eyetech Foundation, an NGO dedicated to cataract blindness treatment.
He was trained as a mediator by Gary Friedman at the Centre for Mediation in Law in San Francisco and has studied Negotiation at Harvard with Robert Mnookin’s team.
Claude has more than fifteen years of experience as a mediator and mediated several complex cases including multi-party mediation with more than eighty parties involved in never-ending conflicts, in French and International settings.
His experiences have inspired him to mediate with creativity while searching for “out-of-the-box” solutions.
Claude is an IMI (International Mediation Institute) certified mediator and has been accredited by several international mediation centres, including ICC France, CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris) and IEAM (Institut des Experts, Arbitres et Médiateurs), Cour Européenne d’Arbitrage et de Médiation, CERC (Collège Européen de Résolution des Conflits), in Paris, SIMC (Singapore International Mediation Centre), and ICM (Institute of Conflict Management, Santa Monica, CA).
Claude is also a founder of “Espace d’Accès a la Mediation”, a pro bono organisation dedicated to providing mediation services to people with limited means together with Droit d’Urgence and Fondation de l’Abbé Pierre. He also co-created Mediation Studio, a professional mediators association.
Moreover, Claude is the President for the Academy of Mediation (France), a member of the IMI (International Mediation Institute) Standards Commission, a Distinguished Fellow of the IAM (International Academy of Mediators), a member of the Ombudsman Association and the President of IFCM (Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs).