Introducing the 2017 Young Professional Leaders

In line for top positions in standardization and conformity assessment

The IEC Young Professionals (YP) Programme brings together upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from all over the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology. In this issue of e-tech, we introduce the three 2017 Leaders of the IEC Young Professionals Programme who were elected by their peers in Vladivostok, Russia, during the IEC General Meeting.

2017 YP Leaders
The three 2017 YP Leaders were elected by their peers at the 81st IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia

2017 YP Leaders

The YP Leaders act as ambassadors of the YP Programme and are an important connection between the Programme and its participants. As a follow-up to the YP workshop in Vladivostok the YP Leaders reached out to their group of YPs to ask them to identify one or more project(s)/working group(s) etc. of interest. The objective of this initiative was to help YPs take some concrete actions to increase their participation, wherever possible and in line with the YPs’ National Committees, in a specific and relevant IEC activity. The YP Leaders are expected to attend the next YP workshop in Busan, Rep. of Korea, where they will lead several sessions and act as a link between the 2017 and 2018 YPs. 

The three 2017 YP Leaders are:

  • Annette Frederiksen, Germany
  • Juan Li, China
  • Jorge Richard Angulo, Mexico 

Annette Frederiksen

Annette Frederiksen studied mechatronics at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, where she specialized in micro mechatronics and received her Engineering Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2009. In 2012, she received her PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), for her research on scanning laser projection systems. During her studies, she interned for the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. In 2008, she joined Robert Bosch GmbH while completing her diploma thesis and from 2009 to 2011, she took part in the Bosch PhD programme in cooperation with KIT. 

Since 2011, Frederiksen, who holds five patents, has been working in the Bosch Corporate Research and Advance Engineering department, as part of the optics and optoelectronics group. Her work topics are simulation, development and prototyping of new concepts for display and optical sensor technologies. 

Frederiksen is actively involved in eye safety evaluation of complex laser products. She participates as an expert in several working groups (WGs) of IEC Technical Committee (TC) 76: Optical radiation safety and laser equipment. She is a member of WG 1:Optical radiation safety, WG 3: laser radiation measurement and WG 8: Development and maintenance of basic standards. She is also a member of DKE/GK 841, the German mirror committee of IEC TC 76. Since 2017, Frederiksen is the Secretary of CENELEC Technical Body CLC/TC 76

Juan Li

Juan (Applejuan or Apple) Li received a Master’s degree in Computer Science Network Security from Sichuan University, China, in 2010. For the next four years she was a doctoral student in computer science – service-oriented architecture and industry management at INSA, the national institute of applied sciences in Lyon, France, where she obtained her PhD. 

Upon completion of her studies, Li joined Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, where she became an industry development engineer with Business Development Manager and Framework Transformation Manager certifications. 

Li has been working with several international industry standards organizations, such as TM Forum and The Open Group, on digital transformation of telecommunication operations. She has led and contributed to more than nine industry standards, including the first telecommunication industry digital maturity model (DMM), telco data monetization governance functions, digital payment ecosystem, business support system (BSS) key performance indicators (KPIs) for good customer experience, and others. She is hoping to expand her expertise in information and communications technology (ICT) related areas. 

Jorge Richard Angulo

Jorge Richard Angulo has a Mechanical Engineering Master of Science degree from the Technological Institute of Celaya, Mexico, and has recently attended advanced courses on leadership and Big Data Analytics at ITAM, the Mexico City technological institute. 

Since mid-2016, he has been a Programme Manager at General Electric, with experience in product R&D, engineering, productivity and technical compliance. He has worked on the business development of new innovative products, from conception to return on investment. During his career he has worked for small, medium and multinational companies in the medical, appliances and energy industries, based in Mexico, the US, Germany and Brazil. He has led several engineering teams, including a regional compliance team more recently. He is currently working on world needs with a special focus on analytics-big data and internet of things (IoT) by means of tangible, safe and energy efficient products. 

Richard Angulo holds three granted patents in the appliance industry which endorse innovative products currently on the market. He is involved nationally with the mirror committee of IEC Subcommittee (SC) 23K: Electrical energy efficiency products, and with the mirror Systems Committee (SyC) on smart cities. He enjoys being a digital learner and is a passionate open water swimmer.