JCI Active Citizen Framework
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We are young active citizens all over the world. Living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Are you a young active citizen? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join us on this journey of local action for global impact.

Take Action & Provide Sustainable Solutions

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.

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.

Itai Manyere
Alexander Tio
Immediate Past President
Oumar Ouédraogo
General Legal Counsel
Burkina Faso
Amzad Hussain
Asha Auckloo
Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Ryubun Kojima
Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Kevin Hinds
Executive Vice President for America
West Indies
Marion De Groot
Executive Vice President for Europe
Saleh Al-Hanash
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Unotida Nyoni
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
South Africa
SONEHEKPON Achille Ségbègnon
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Mohamad Hijazi
Vice President for Africa and the Middle East
Seongjae Glen Kim
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Hardik Kapadia
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Andy Erinyes Lau
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Kota Aoki
Vice President for Asia and the Pacific
Heather Vardell
Vice President for America
Fabio Mello Fagundes
Vice President for America
Silvetty De La Paz
Vice President for America
Dutch Caribbean
Shenella Govia
Vice President for America
West Indies
Ellimaija Ahonen
Vice President for Europe
Ana Nikolova
Vice President for Europe
Paolo Bellotti
Vice President for Europe
Jenni Ahlstedt
Vice President for Europe
Mark Smith
Vice President for Europe
United Kingdom

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
Fred Dubee
John Loughton
United Kingdom
Katherine Sparkes
United Kingdom
Richard Lui
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
Nick Sarakas
Director of IT
Leanne Pacheco
Events Director
Roberto Elias
Executive Director of Growth and Development
Tunji Oyeyemi
Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East
Luis Lane
Growth and Development Director for America
Sara Ogawa
Growth and Development Director for Asia and the Pacific
Lutz Kohne
Growth and Development Director for Europe
Zack Keener
Jeanette Harris-Courts
Communications Manager
Brittany Lavy
Creative Design Manager
Maren Eriksen-Russo
Empowerment Manager
Mariana Arce
Events Manager
Jean Miller
Human Resource Manager
Ann Marion
Digital Media Manager
Earl Sawyer
Foundation Administrator
Diana Sussman Tockstein
Development Coordinator
Armina Petrescu-Tudor
Growth and Development Coordinator
Comfort Nkiri
Executive Coordinator
Esther Andi
Growth and Development Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East
Djamo Dahirou
Member Services Coordinator
Mark Wright
Kurtis Harper

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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