Young Members Congress

The mission of the Young Members Congress of LESI is:

  • To increase the number of active members under the age of 40 within LES Member Societies;
  • To encourage participation and networking by young members at LESI events through the organization of unique educational and social programs;
  • To mentor young executives for participation and leadership at LESI Board, Delegate and Committee levels as well as to make LESI officers aware of the interest, accomplishments and contributions of younger members.
  • To encourage family participation through special programs and incentives.


  • YMC only agenda at LESI annual conference
  • Global network of individuals with shared professional and personal life-style interests
  • Similar global network for YMC spouses and children


  • YMC at LES International
  • YMC at national LES societies (e.g. LES France, LES Germany, LES USA & Canada, LES Italy, LES Brazil, LES Britain & Ireland, LES Turkey, LES Singapore, LES Switzerland, LES Austria)

How to get involved

First: Join a national LES society

After you have done so, you have different alternatives to become a member of YMC:

Upcoming Events

The Committee



  • Vincent Bergeron (LES USA/Canada)

Past Chairs:

Thomas Gaunt

  • Thomas Gaunt (LES Britain/Ireland)

Natalie Raffoul

  • Natalie Raffoul (LES USA/Canada)

  • Sherry Rollo (LES USA/Canada)

External Relations:

Alexander Haertel

  • Alexander Haertel (LES Germany)

Regional Meetings:

Tilman Müller-Stoy

  • Tilman Müller-Stoy (LES Germany)

YMC 2016 Madrid:

Violeta Beltran

  • Violeta Beltran (LES Spain/Portugal)

YMC 2017 Budapest:

Georgina Busku

  • Georgina Busku (LES Hungary)


Matthias Ulrich

  • Matthias Ulrich (LES Germany)

YMC 2017 LA:

Shayne Phillips

  • Shayne Phillips (LES USA/Canada)

YMC 2017 LA:

Aleksander Merhrle

  • Aleks Mehrle (LES USA/Canada)

YMC 2017 Paris:

Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry

  • Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry (LES France)

Mentoring Program:

Eszter Szakacs

  • Eszter Szakacs (LES Hungary)

Mentoring Program:
Michael Crichton

  • Michael Crichton (LES USA/Canada)

Board Liaison:

  • Francois Painchaud (LESI Immediate Past President)
Contact the Chair -  Vincent Bergeron (
Interested in joining this committee?  Fill out our Committee Application Form)
Young Members Congress
Linked InFacebookYouTubeTwitter