Board of Directors

JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organization. JCI’s “One Year to Lead” philosophy allows members to share their talents with the organization and celebrates fresh ideas, new perspective and adaptability needed for our members to create action-oriented solutions to the challenges in their communities. JCI Mission To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. JCI Vision To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Ryubun Kojima
President
Japan
Itai Manyere
Immediate Past President
Zimbabwe
Amzad Hussain
General Legal Counsel
Bangladesh
Viktor Ómarsson
Treasurer
Iceland
Harira Cisse
Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Mali
Teresa Poon
Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Hong Kong
Heather Vardell
Executive Vice President for America
USA
Céline Bléher
Executive Vice President for Europe
France
BENYAHIA HANANE
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Morocco
Tetiwe Nzimah
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Zambia
Yassine Jaouadi
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Tunisia
Zandile Makhoba
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
South Africa
Kaveen Kumar Kumaravel
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
India
Takahiro Sasaki
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Japan
PHENG KOUCH (William)
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Cambodia
Paul Jess "PJ" Estrellado
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Philippines
Otto Gamboa
Vice President for America
Panama
Neil Fitzgerald
Vice President for America
USA
Thaynã Mariano Costa
Vice President for America
Brazil
Yohemmy Martínez Serrano
Vice President for America
Dominican Republic
Drazen Stankovic
Vice President for Europe
Serbia
Geir Arne Aune Hovd
Vice President for Europe
Norway
Manuela Weber
Vice President for Europe
Germany
Michaela Palmberg
Vice President for Europe
Finland
Olena Prykhodko
Vice President for Europe
Monaco
Ambassadors

JCI Ambassadors are individuals who have made outstanding political, business, cultural, scientific or social contributions and who reflect the JCI Mission and philosophy. JCI Ambassadors work to promote JCI by magnifying the organization's impact and by showcasing JCI to the international community.

Baybars Altuntas
Turkey
Fred Dubee
Canada
John Loughton
United Kingdom
Katherine Sparkes
United Kingdom
Richard Lui
USA
Tennille Amor
West Indies
Wayne Clarke
United Kingdom
World Headquarters

The JCI World Headquarters, located in the founding city of the JCI Movement, has a permanent, full-time staff that works to provide support and services that enable and empower JCI members to advance the JCI Mission in their communities. The JCI World Headquarters staff provides continuity as leadership changes, membership turns over and world events take place, ensuring the organization, at all levels, stays focused on achieving its long-term goals, Mission and Vision.

Kevin Hin
Secretary General
Lily Chen
Chief Financial Officer
Roberto Elias
Executive Director of Growth and Development
Nick Sarakas
Director of IT
Dan Fox
Marketing Director
Tunji Oyeyemi
Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East
Luis Lane
Growth and Development Director for America
Cynthia Wong
Growth and Development Director for Asia and the Pacific
Dorian Lötzer
Growth and Development Director for Europe
Oana Rizescu
Growth and Development Manager for Europe
Zack Keener
Accountant
AJ Garms
Creative Design Manager
Mariana Arce
Events Manager
Silvia Olmedo
Events Manager
Fabian Gruber
Events Manager
Jean Miller
Human Resource Manager
Ann Marion
Digital Media Manager
Earl Sawyer
Foundation Administrator
Diana Sussman Tockstein
Partnerships Manager
Lutz Kohne
Partnerships Manager
Rocio Acosta
Executive Coordinator
Djamo Dahirou
Member Services Coordinator
Josh Schuler
IT Coordinator
Comfort Nkiri
Skills & Development Manager
Esther Andi
Growth and Development Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East
Partners

On the international level, JCI partners with global organizations with mutual values and goals to maximize the impact of the local work our members do every day.

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