International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

IEC Young Professionals Programme


Young Professional Leaders

Chan-keun Park

Chan-keun Park (Korea, Republic of)


Chan-keun Park was born in 1981 in Mungyung-si, Korea, Republic of. After high school he moved to Seoul and studied electronic engineering in Kwangwoon University where he was awarded a scholarship for most of his studies. In his senior university year (2005) he joined Samsung SDS as an electronic engineer and demonstrated talent in software and hardware development. Since 2008 he has been working at KTC (Korea Testing Certification) as a safety test engineer based on IEC 60335 (Household and similar electrical appliances) and IEC 60950 (Information technology equipment). He also has an interest in new technology fields such as Wireless Power Transfer, Internet of Things, Wearable devices, Virtual Reality and others. He is an expert in IEC TC 61 MT 15 and IEC TC 100 TA 14, TA 15. He is responsible for R&D projects which include standardization in new fields of technology to encourage industry. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Ajou University and works consistently to learn and develop himself.



Alan Sellers

Alan Sellers (United Kingdom)


Alan Sellers graduated in 2008 from Aston University with First Class Honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. He started his career at a small engineering company where he worked for five years. He developed and tested simulator training devices for the aerospace and defense market and stumbled into the world of standards and conformity assessment. Alan moved to a large global industrial process control manufacturer and worked as part of a small team responsible for the global approvals of hazardous area products used in flammable atmospheres. Alan began to contribute to standards development with a particular focus on industrial process control and functional safety. In early 2016 Alan started work for Dyson. As an integral part of design teams he is responsible for providing expertise and advice to support product development to satisfy global approvals standards and legislation. He participates as an expert in IEC TC 65 JWG 13.

Polad Zahedi

Polad Zahedi (Canada)


Polad Zahedi is a Process Control Engineer with Ontario Power Generation Inc. His main areas of expertise are Modeling and Simulation, Process Control Design and Analysis, Instrumentation and Control Implementation and Software Categorization. He has also held management, operations and project management roles within the company. Polad obtained his Bachelor in Computer Engineering from Western University. He was the Gold Medal recipient in his programme. Polad received his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Through his experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in his Research Assistant position as well as his internship in a Design Agency, he got introduced to IEC International Standards. He is now a Canadian National Committee member and an expert in IEC SC 65B WG 7. Polad has numerous publications on Power Plant Process Control Analysis and I&C Design and Implementation and he is hoping to expand his publications into Standards-related research.