Yashin is a professional engineer with a B.Sc Engineering degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a Master’s in Engineering Management from the University of Pretoria and a postgraduate Business Management Diploma from the University of Warwick.
He has held various positions within industry in both engineering and education. He is the vice-president of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, where he chairs the international committee on Engineering Capacity Building. He has recently been nominated onto the governing board of the UNESCO World Centre on Engineering Education.
In engineering he played key roles, managing teams in the areas of Asset Management, Maintenance, Plant Investigations, and Renewable Energy. He is commonly known for his expertise in Strategy Development, Business Planning, Young Professional Development, and Capacity Building (Research and Education).
His passion for the development of people has resulted in him been elected to lead several initiatives, and committees both locally and internationally. These include the Tertiary Education Support Programme at Eskom, the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Engineering Council of South Africa and the Africa Engineering Week at continental level.
He has also served on the National Science and Technology Forum Adjudication panel for the National Science Awards, and was Chief Judge on Provincial Science Expos. His interests are in the research areas of Engineering Capacity Building, Systems Integration and Design, Renewable Energy, and Asset Management.