Young ICCA Co-chair Candidates Announced

This month, Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang completes her two-year term as Young ICCA Co-chair. This means the time has come to elect a new Young ICCA Co-chair! We have identified two potential candidates for the role, Mr Orlando Cabrera and Mr Panagiotis Chalkias. The final selection is up to you, our Young ICCA Members. 



The two candidates to fill Nhu-Hoang's shoes are both talented and well-equipped to fill the role of a Young ICCA Co-chair. The candidate who receives the most votes in the elections will replace Nhu-Hoang and serve a two-year term as one of the three Young ICCA co-chairs. To aid our Young ICCA Members in selecting the next Young ICCA Co-chair, we include a profile for each of the candidates below.


Voting process

All current Young ICCA Members will receive an email invitation to vote during the course of today. This invitation will include a unique voting link, which can only be used once. You will be able to cast your vote from today (7 January) until midnight (CEST) on 21 January 2019. If you do not receive an invitation to vote, we kindly ask you to check that the invitation email has not gone to your junk mail. If you are still unable to locate your invitation to vote, please contact the Young ICCA Bureau (


Please note: Only current Young ICCA Members are eligible to vote (i.e. you will not be eligible to vote if you have a Pending Young ICCA Membership application and you will not receive an invitation to vote unless you are a current Young ICCA Member) and each member may only vote once. 


We ask that you consider your vote carefully and wish both candidates the best of luck.


Orlando Federico Cabrera ColoradoOrlando Federico Cabrera Colorado

Age: 33 

Hometown: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Current City: Mexico City

Current Employer:Hogan Lovells

Education: Université de Montréal (Canada), Exchange Programme; Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), Licenciado en Derecho (LLB); Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Certificates in Telecommunications Law & Antitrust Law; Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico), Certificate in Energy Law; New York University School of Law (USA), LLM; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (FCIArb).

Read Orlando's full profile here.



Panagiotis ChalkiasPanagiotis Chalkias

Age: 31

Hometown: Athens, Greece 

Current City: Brussels, Belgium

Current Employer:Hanotiau & van den Berg

Education: LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), University of Geneva and Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (2011); Master of Laws in Economic Law (Maîtrise en droit économique), University of Geneva (2010); Bachelor of Laws, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2009).

Read Panagiotis's full profile here.