Ligin Thomas


To effectively and fairly shape the energy transition, young energy professionals need to keep learning from each other by sharing experiences and perspectives. I’m happy to be actively involved in stimulating the dialogue between the professionals currently tackling this challenge. With a background in international development, I see the differences and similarities of the energy transition in the global south and north. At YES-DC, I hope to link up these different perspectives so they will benefit from each other. I’m excited to organise effective events where people meet, grow their network, and learn.

Rene van der Velden


Mrinal Abhinav


I believe that energy is the key contribution to financial development and there is a nearby connection between the accessibility of energy and the development of a country. YES-DC is the perfect platform to bridge that gap and share knowledge from different people on exciting topics. It would be a great opportunity for me to understand the prospect of the energy industry better and gain a well-rounded insight by networking with people.

Being an active member in a few energy-related networks made me join YES-DC as a board member this year. After receiving so much in the form of valuable knowledge, connections and experience - it was my turn to give back to our community now. That’s why my focus is on growing and sustaining a diverse and collaborative community of energy professionals and students who aspire to follow their steps. Through my educational background, I gained knowledge on the energy transition from a business perspective. More particularly, on energy innovations and strategic solutions. I am looking forward to making our lectures/events known and accessible for a larger audience while cultivating the existing network in the upcoming year. These new uncertain times are calling for a change in how we do things and connect, so let’s build the platform's future together!

Iva Tsvetkova

Community Manager

Jose Carcassco Montejano

External Relations

While the technical knowledge required to face the climate crisis is readily available, we-as humanity- are failing to take bold actions to tackle the main challenge of our time. A shared problem requires shared efforts and a wide understanding of the problem we are facing. As the person within YES DC in charge of the relationship with external organizations, I will enable our members to access all the knowledge and networking options provided by our partner organizations on a global scale.
Being a YES-DC member already brought me a lot of great contacts and insights into what the global energy transition is about. With joining the board I hope that the community can inspire even more young specialists to connect and seek the interfaces where each of our individual contributions to the energy puzzle overlap. I am convinced that the energy puzzle is only solved when we explore on an individual level but cooperate on a societal level. With the diversity of YES-DC and its related network/partners we have a major role in this and I am proud to be part of the team that can set the path forward for the upcoming year.

Jan Jouke Melchers

Events Manager

Jier Nzuanzu

Content Manager

With the experience of studying and creating algorithms, I think I can do more than do my everyday job. Therefore, I choose to act actively, hoping that others in my field realise that we can do more. I am grateful to be a new board member, and I hope to learn and broaden my perspective about sustainability. In my term, I will focus my attention on the internal relations and the digital presence of YES-DC. With my help, I hope, together with the rest of the board, to create meaningful connections and engaging events.