Young ICCA Newsletter February 2017
Young ICCA welcomes new Co-chair Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang
In a closely run election, Switzerland-based Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang was elected new Co-chair of Young ICCA last month. Nhu-Hoang will serve as Co-chair alongside Sylvia Tonova and Gardar Gunnarsson whose terms end in June 2017 and May 2018, respectively.
Before stepping up to the role of Co-chair, Nhu-Hoang served Young ICCA as an Events
Coordinator. "I have been participating in Young ICCA events since the organisation's inception in 2011 and became an Events Coordinator in 2015. In many ways Young ICCA has contributed to my development over the last few years, and now I am in a position to give back to the institution. I join Sylvia and Gardar at an exciting time, with the organization growing steadily both in terms of its membership and activities. I hope to be able to take advantage of this dynamic environment and to contribute concrete, workable ideas."
Keen to get to know the newest Co-chair a little better? Check out her profile here.
Events and Workshops - Meet our new Events Coordinators
Our schedule of Skills Training Workshops is as busy as ever - and we have our team of Young ICCA Events Coordinators to thank for this. We take this opportunity to welcome (Above, L-R) Panos Chalkias, Rubin Mukkam-Owuor and Charis Tan to the team.
It is also our great pleasure to announce that Events Coordinator Camilla Gambarini (pictured below) will take on the role of Global Events Director. Camilla has been an Events Coordinator since 2015 and has been involved in Young ICCA Activities since 2013.
Keep an eye on the Young ICCA Website and our social media channels for events and workshops near you.
Keen to get to to know the new coordinators? View their profiles here.
The 2017-2018 Young ICCA Mentoring Programme kicks off
We're pleased to announce that the 4th cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is underway. A rigorous selection process conducted by Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators Maria Athanasiou and David Kim, under the guidance of Young ICCA co-chairs, identified 56 successful candidates for the 2017-2018 Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Cycle.
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is geared towards promoting the use of arbitration by exposing new practitioners from all corners of the globe to international practice. It was with this in mind that the Mentoring Programme Coordinators made their selection. The Programme Coordinators "would like to thank everyone who applied for this year’s Mentoring Programme. This year’s Programme drew enormous interest, with over 300 applications received from all corners of the globe and all walks of life."
For more information on the Mentoring Programme and for a complete list of the Programme participants, click here.
The Young ICCA Blog Launches the #YoungICCAInterviews Series
It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of the #YoungICCAInterviews series. Geared towards providing young practitioners with practical advice from their peers in the arbitration community, this initiative hopes to offer Young ICCA Members the opportunity to ask, and have answered, their burning career questions.
Check out our first interview with Harout Samra here. Keep a lookout for opportunities to ask your questions on Twitter, Facebook and via email.
We wish you the very best for the year ahead,
Garðar V. Gunnarsson, Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang and Sylvia Tonova