Young Professional leaders

Each year, three Young Professional (YP) leaders are selected among participants attending the YP workshop to serve as the YP ambassadors within the IEC community.

Young Professional Leaders 2021

Lea Emmel


Lea Emmel works as a risk manager for the medical device manufacturer Dräger in Lübeck (Germany). She studied biomedical engineering and holds a Master of Engineering in Product Development and Business Studies. She found her way into standardization through her master's thesis, which was funded by the Science-to-Standards program of the German member of the IEC, the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies in DIN and VDE). Thereby she focused in particular on the regulatory requirements and thus the standards to be applied or consulted in the field of cybersecurity for medical devices. With this expertise, she has already been able to gain initial experience in standardization at the national and international level.
In order to raise the awareness of young people in standardization, she is involved as a topic officer for medical technology in the Next Generation of the DKE.


Colin Sheldon


Colin Sheldon works as a senior consulting engineer in asset management, with a solid background in the mining and mineral processing industry. Based out of Brisbane, he is passionate about working with multinational companies to ensure the integrity of their assets, their networks and the safety of their people. Colin has a real interest in Conformity Assessment, in particular the IECEx system, given its extensive use in the Australian mining industry.

Colin participates in standardization work as a member of the Australian national mirror committees of IEC TC 56 Dependability and IEC SC 31M Non-electrical equipment and protective systems for explosive atmospheres. He is also a technical expert on a number of relevant ISO committees and working groups in asset management, mining equipment and earth-moving machinery. Colin was selected by Standards Australia for its Young Leaders Programme in 2016-2017. 


Mohammed Hasan

United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Hasan is a Health Physicist at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in the United Arab Emirates since December 2017. As a Health Physicist, he is particularly involved in the assessment and inspection of radiation sources in both medical and industrial sectors in the UAE. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering at the Texas A&M University in 2015 and completed his Masters of Business Administration from the Canadian University – Dubai in 2019.

Mohammed is currently working in several working groups under the UAE’s Radiation Protection Committee – Orphan Source Strategy, National Strategy for Education, Training and Qualification in Radiation Protection and the National Environmental Radiological Measurements. His involvement in the UAE’s National Committee through the IEC Young Professional program and his technical background directs to strong participation in IEC TC/SCs particularly TC45 – Nuclear Instrumentation and TC62 - Electrical equipment in medical practice. Mohammed looks forward to lively discussions and collaboration with IEC’s diverse community of global experts and has always placed great importance on the inclusion of young minds.