Led by Former Senior Intelligence FiguresThe IICC was co-founded in 1982 by the late Maj. Gen. Meir Amit, former Head of IDF Intelligence and Head of the Mossad. He served as the Center´s Chairman from 1985, upon commencement of public operations, until 2005. The Center´s Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) was named in his memory.
Efraim Halevy succeeded Amit as Chairman of the IICC from 2005-2012. Halevy served Israel as head of the Mossad, Israeli Ambassador to the European Union and head of the National Security Council. He is also a former director of the Shasha Center for Strategic Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The current Chairman, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Zvi Shtauber, was elected to lead the Board at the end of 2012. During his career, he served, among others, as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Barak, Director of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at the University of Tel Aviv and Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
The IICC is managed by an elected board of directors, serving four year terms. The current heads of the different Intelligence services are, by tradition, honorary advisory members of the board.