Meet our diverse and experienced team.

2024 Executive Team

The IEEE Young Professionals program is brought to you through a strong collaborative effort between dedicated IEEE volunteers and professional staff. The executive team works closely with its volunteer representatives in each of the 10 IEEE Regions and over 30 IEEE Technical Societies to ensure that the quality of the program worldwide is consistent among local IEEE Young Professional Affinity Groups, IEEE Regions, and IEEE Technical Societies. Our primary goal is to deliver the best possible experience for you as an IEEE member, by helping you connect with your technical and professional community, and enable career development opportunities as you transition beyond undergraduate education and into the workforce, both in academia and industry.


  • Hasala Dharmawardena


  • Emre Ayranci

    Immediate Past Chair

Vice Chairs

  • Maurizio Bozzi

    Vice Chair, Strategic and Partnerships

  • Christopher Sanderson

    Vice Chair, Communications and Marketing

  • Chanaka Hettige

    Vice Chair

  • Saveethya Sivakumar

    Vice Chair

  • Chamika Sudusinghe

    Vice Chair

  • Megha Ben

    Vice Chair

YP Committee Leads and OU Reps

  • Sajith Wijesuriya

    Climate and Sustainability Task Force Volunteer Lead

  • Karishma Noor

    Communications Lead

  • Mohammed Hussein

    IEEE Event Funding Lead

  • Nuwanthi Abeygunawardena

    IEEE Volunteering Platform Lead

  • Pasan Pethiyagode

    Mentoring Task Force Lead

  • Anand Shah

    Technical Activities Lead

  • Tharaka Munasinghe

    Governance Initiative

  • Chi Un Lei

    IEEE Education Activities Board YP Rep

  • Mohamed El Dallal

    IEEE Entrepreneurship YP Rep

  • Kayna Mendoza Trujillo

    IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board YP Rep

  • Tyler Jaynes

    IEEE Standards YP Rep

  • Subodha Charles

    IEEE MGA Student Activities Committee YP Rep

  • Chaitali Naik


  • Panagiotis Moutis

    Publications Service and Products Board YP Rep

  • Leanne Dawson

    Women in Engineering YP Rep