Young Executive Leaders

The IHF YEL Initiative

Young executive leaders who have proven outstanding merit in healthcare management can enjoy a chance of a lifetime to exchange with peers on capital healthcare issues as well as to interact with talented thought leaders from all around the world. This is a tremendous personal and professional growth opportunity. Each individual will build sustainable relationships and expand its network internationally. Together, they will discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities for the young healthcare leaders of today, creating an environment for vibrant and exciting dialogue.

2020’s Young Executive Leaders

This year, we are lucky to have a group of 17 young leaders, representing 9 countries and territories: Austria, Germany, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Dubai and the UK. Click on the poster below to access all profiles.

After two months of team building and sharing of individual professional challenges, the YELs split in two working groups:


  1. The challenges of being a digital leader in times of Covid-19
  2. Towards post-Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Challenges for Hospital Leaders


Between August and November, both groups will publish articles on the IHF Blog to share their insights with the healthcare community. Take a look at these right away:

YEL Alumni

Active participants to the YEL initiative can join the YEL Alumni which offers the opportunity to remain involved in IHF’s activites and networks.


Click here for more information on the YEL Alumni.

Important Information

  • Applications for 2020 are currently closed.
  • Applications for 2021 will open early January 2021.
  • For more information, feel free to contact the IHF Secretariat.