AFCA-CIAL is run by a board of directors elected by the General Meeting and comprising 10 to 20 director companies whose representatives are very much involved in the life and workings of the association. The Board appoints its Bureau which comprises 6 to 7 members: a chairman, two to three vice-chairmen, one secretary and a treasurer.

In parallel, 5 specialized committees and several theme working groups made up of representatives from member companies help make progress on the issues essential to the industry.