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The Search Begins for the Next Young ICCA Co-chair

Young ICCA will soon launch elections to replace current co-chair Panagiotis Chalkias, whose term comes to an end in January 2021. To that effect, Young ICCA is now accepting expressions of interest from potential co-chair candidates until Sunday 29 November.

Young ICCA co-chairs are elected in a unique two-stage process which ensures a balance of merit-based succession, geographic and institutional diversity and democratic legitimacy. Gender diversity is maintained by the election mechanism which requires that each leaving female co-chair be substituted by a male co-chair and vice-versa. Therefore, only female candidates will be considered for this election just as only male candidates were considered to replace former co-chair Camilla Gambarini.

We advise those interested in submitting an expression of interest to take note of the two-stage election process outlined below.

Stage 1: During the first stage, the current leadership of Young ICCA and ICCA will select two candidates from among the potential candidates who have submitted an expression of interest. The selection criteria include the candidates’ previous involvement in Young ICCA or similar organizations, their demonstrable appreciation of the organization’s aim to open the doors of international arbitration, their capacity to dedicate the time and resources necessary to fulfil the day-to-day demands of the position, as well as considerations of geographic and institutional diversity.

Stage 2: During the second stage, Young ICCA Members will be invited to vote for their preferred candidate via email. The elections are scheduled for January 2021 and will require each candidate to present their personal profile by filling in Young ICCA's version of a “Proust questionnaire” which will be circulated electronically to Young ICCA members for their consideration (and entertainment!). The election results will be announced in early February 2021.

Expressions of interest: Expressions of interest from potential candidates should be submitted by email with the subject line “Young ICCA Co-Chair Candidature” to the current co-chairs at cochairs@youngicca.org. Please include a current CV and a short letter of motivation not exceeding 500 words addressing the selection criteria outlined above.

Please note: Expressions of interest received after Sunday 29 November will not be considered. The decision of the Co-chairs as to the selection of the candidates to proceed to the election phase is final.