Young Members Congress
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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

  • Pan-European Meeting in Zurich, July 13th 2018
  • Pan-American Meeting in Cancun, September 21st 2018
  • Pan-Asian Meeting in Hong Kong, November 30th 2018

The Committee


Natalie Raffoul

  • Natalie Raffoul (LES USA/Canada)
Past Chair:

  • Sherry Rollo (LES USA/Canada)

LESI Vice President:


  • Omer Hiziroglu (LES France)

External Relations:

Alexander Haertel

  • Alexander Haertel (LES Germany)



  • Vincent Bergeron (LES USA/Canada)

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)

YMC 2017 Paris:

Thomas Gaunt

  • Thomas Gaunt (LES Britain/Ireland)

Mentoring Program:

Eszter Szakacs

  • Eszter Szakacs (LES Hungary)

Mentoring Program:
Michael Crichton

  • Michael Crichton (LES USA/Canada)

Board Liaison:

  • Jean-Christophe Troussel (LESI Vice President)
Contact the Chair - Natalie Raffoul,
Interested in joining this committee?  Fill out our Committee Application Form