Paris-based Nigerian becomes New ICCA Co-chair
The two candidates up for election were Tolu and Geneva-based Indian national Rahul Donde. Both candidates received massive support resulting in one of the most popular Young ICCA Co-chair elections to date. We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Tolu and Rahul on this and to thank them for their patience during this busy election period.
Tolu greeted the news of his election with enthusiasm, saying “leadership is tested in service and I will work with the other co-chairs in order to continue to fulfil our mission of opening the doors of international arbitration to students and young practitioners across the globe.” He will serve as Co-chair alongside Gardar Gunnarsson and Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang, whose terms end in May 2018 and January 2019 respectively.
Tolu will take office on 16 June, succeeding current co-chair Sylvia Tonova. We’d like to thank Sylvia for her contribution to Young ICCA over the past two years and wish her well in all her future endeavours.
The latter half of 2017 promises to be a busy and productive time for Young ICCA. We encourage you to keep a lookout for Skills Training Workshops in your region and, if you’re interested in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme, to keep an eye on the website for details about the next cycle of the Programme.