Tomorrow's leaders

Introducing the IEC 2015 Young Professional Leaders

By Janice Blondeau

The IEC Young Professionals Programme is a forum for upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from throughout the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of electrotechnology international standardization and conformity assessment. For this month’s magazine, e-tech introduces the three 2015 Leaders of the IEC Young Professionals Programme who were elected by their peers in Minsk, Belarus. Please give them your support!

2015 Young Professionals Leaders The three IEC 2015 Young Professional Leaders

Fatima Al Khoori, United Arab Emirates

Fatima Al Khoori, whose background is in transportation engineering, holds the position of Standards Analyst, Standardization Services Division in the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council.

Here Al Khoori has been introduced to the world of standardization especially standards development, terminologies, managing and participating in working groups and technical committees. Her work covers integrated transportation planning, transportation mobility management systems, monitoring and control management systems with detection and auto recognition of solutions and systems. Al Khoori has also developed learning materials as orientation for newcomers to the standards world. These cover the quality infrastructure elements from the standards perspective.

Roberto Fernandez, UK

Roberto Fernandez, who is qualified in electrical and electronic engineering, is Switchgear Engineer, National Grid, UK, where his main focus is asset management of instrument transformers and high voltage bushings. Fernandez’s responsibilities include technical support for operational site staff, management of strategic spares stock, development of long term replacement strategies and asset life extension strategies. His areas of interest include electrical engineering, electronics, specifically instrument transformers, high voltage bushings, protection and control.

At National Grid, the Technical Specifications that Fernandez uses are written in relation to the IEC and BS En (National Committee) standards. In addition, oil tests that Fernandez requests for our instrument transformers are to specific IEC Standards. He is looking to getting more involved with standards as part of his National Grid role.

Ricardo Luis Nava Garibay, Mexico

Ricardo Luis Nava Garibay is a mechatronics engineer who has also studied renewable energies. Nava Garibay’s areas of interest are electrical engineering, electronics, energy and heat transfer engineering, household, safety, and solar photovoltaics (SPV). His experience in standardization includes a role as Test Engineer Intern at the Asociación de Normalización y Certificación (ANCE) in Mexico.

In 2013 he started working as a Design & Release Engineer at Ford Motor Company, performing design with standardized development processes on Body Interior Systems. While working in the automobile industry as CAD Team Leader, Nava Garibay cofounded two companies: TMDM and Coletech. Coletech focuses on the installation of SPV systems within both residential and commercial sectors. Nava Garibay is currently Chief Development Officer at Coletech. He is looking forward to support and collaborate with Smart Grid industry since its combination with renewables energies will drive the transition to a sustainable and environmentally responsible energy consumption for the years to come.

IEC Young Professionals Programme

This programme brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers and provides them with opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in electrotechnology.

IEC Young Professionals – 2016 Workshop, Frankfurt, Germany

The IEC Young Professionals - 2016 workshop will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10 to 12 October, in parallel with the IEC 2016 General Meeting. Please contact your NC for further information.

2015 Young Professionals Leaders The three IEC 2015 Young Professional Leaders
Fatima Al Khoori, 2015 IEC YPP Leader Fatima Al Khoori, United Arab Emirates
Roberto Fernandez, 2015 YPP Leader Roberto Fernandez, UK
Ricardo Luis Nava Garibay, 2015 YPP Leader Ricardo Luis Nava Garibay, Mexico