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.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Zvi Shtauber, was Chairman of the IICC from 2012 - 2021. 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 current Chairman, Maj. Gen (Res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, is one of the world's leading experts in the field of security, military and intelligence. During the General's service in the IDF, he served in a variety of roles both in the field and on the general staff. He was also prominent in strategic planning, direction of projects and management and leading of large units such as the Israel Sigint National Unit (8200), the Technological and Logistics Branch, the Planning Branch and the Defense & Military Intelligence Branch – responsible for the National Intelligence assessment and evaluation.
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.