About JCI

The journey of local action for global impact

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We Believe,

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.


To provide leadership development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.


To be the foremost global network of young leaders.

About Junior Chamber International

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a global membership-based non-profit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.
The JCI movement started on October 13, 1915 by one active citizen, Henry Giessenbier, who had a passion for positive change. Since then, millions of other young active citizens have united together to create sustainable impact in their community.

2024 Fact Sheet

JCI Tagline

Developing Leaders for a Changing World

2024 JCI President

JCI Senator Kaveen Kumar Kumaravel 

Kaveen Kumar Kumaravel was born January 25, 1986, in Erode, TN, India and holds a Master’s degree in International Business. He joined JCI Erode in 2010 with the intention to serve the community and evolve his leadership qualities. In 2017 he served as a local president of JCI Erode and was later elected as the 2019 Zone President. In 2019 Kumaravel was also deemed the most outstanding zone president of JCI India. He served as Executive Vice President of JCI India in 2020. He has attended 10 national conventions. At the international level, Kumaravel served as JCI Vice President in 2021, CEATTP in 2022 and JCI Executive Vice President in 2023. He has attended four World Congress and 11 Area Conferences. He is a Phil Pugsley Foundation Patron donor of JCI Foundation and has been honored as JCI Senator #80900. Kumaravel works as managing partner of a retail chain and is an enriching and visionary businessman predominantly involved in retail and wholesale of multi branded footwear, bags, toys. Kumaravel speaks Tamil and English. He resides in Erode, TN, India, with his wife Madhumitha, and their daughter Krieya and son Diyan.

2024 JCI Executive Vice President (Asia and the Pacific)

JCI Senator Keisuke Shimoyamada

Keisuke Shimoyamada is a CEO of Intertech Limited, and lives in Tokyo, Japan. Since he joined JCI Tokyo in 2012, he has been actively serving in a variety of different positions on the local and national levels. He was the 2017-18 APDC Development Officer, 2018-19 APDC Chairperson, 2020 JCI Japan Chairperson, 2021 JCI Japan Vice President and 2022 JCI Vice President. Currently he is serving as the 2023 President of JCI Tokyo.

2024 JCI Vice President (assigned to JCI Malaysia)

JCI Senator Anirudh Sistla

Anirudh Sistla was born on 5th May 1994, in Kakinada, India. He graduated from Andhra University in business management and holds a specialization in international business from the University of London. Anirudh joined JCI in 2013 in JCI Kakinada Port. He served as a Local President in 2015, and in various capacities at the Zone level. He served on the JCI Asia Pacific Development Council (APDC) as a Development Officer from 2016 to 2017. In 2017 and 2018 Sistla received Best Development Officer recognition and continued to serve as a JCI APDC Councilor in 2019 and 2020. He served as the Zone President of JCI India in 2022 and as Chairman of the International Commission of JCI India in 2023 and took a large delegation of over 400 Jaycees of India to JCI ASPAC at Jakarta, Indonesia. He has attended seven JCI ASPACs and five JCI World Congresses. He has been honored with JCI Senator 76325 in 2017 and Phil Pugsley Patron in 2022. Sistla is the Managing Director of TREEWORLD DESIGN STUDIO PVT LTD which is into Digital Marketing and as Executive Partner of SRI COATINGS which deals with the import and export of anti-corrosive paints. He resides in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He speaks English, Telugu and Hindi.

JCI Headquarters

The JCI Headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., where the first local organization was founded. The headquarters operation is led by JCI Secretary General Kevin Hin from JCI Monaco.

JCI Website


International Cooperation

JCI is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with active participation in the United Nations (UN) system. In this context, JCI has relations with the Office of the UN Secretary General (Secretariat) and a Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). JCI has cooperation agreements with the UN Global Compact; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the UN Foundation; UN SDG Action Campaign; the Pan American Health Organization; the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO); the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); AIESEC International; KIWANIS & etc

International Events

Each year, members from all over the globe come together at the JCI World
Congress. At this event, JCI’s critical mass of young people united to share experiences, understand
the interconnectedness of our world and facilitate international cooperation. JCI also hosts four regional conferences each year: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the
Americas and Europe. At these conferences, JCI conducts its affairs, hosts training, and gives members
the opportunities to address global issues and show their commitment to become socially responsible

  • 2022 Conference of The Americas: 18-21 May 2022 in Willemstad, Curaçao
  • 2022 Africa and the Middle East Conference: TBC
  • 2022 Asia-Pacific Conference: 26-29 May 2022 in Sakai Takaishi, Japan
  • 2022 European Conference: 8-11 June 2022 in Bruges, Belgium
  • 2022 World Congress: 31 October -3 November 2022 in Hong Kong

JCI Rise

The JCI RISE (Rebuild, Invest, Sustain, Evolve) initiative is a platform for JCI members to share ideas, best practices and their unique efforts to sustain and rebuild economies around the world. JCI members have always prioritized understanding their communities to create sustainable solutions. When we partner with other organizations and sectors of society, we can reimagine what the future could look like.

RISE will focus on three specific points:
1. Investing time and resources to sustain and rebuild local economies.
2. Engaging and empowering the workforce through effective leadership and communication.
3. Acknowledging, understanding and creating solutions to the mental health impact COVID-19 has had on the global population.

We stop at nothing

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We Love To Explore​

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We Take It Step-By-Step

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We Keep It Simple

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Your Dream. Our Mission.

We Believe In Hard Work And Dedication

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meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

Timothy Powell

Creative Director

Jennie Ryan

Art Director

Rod Mikey

SEO Specialist

Susan Poore

Digital Consultant

Lisa R. Boone

PPC Ninja

Kiara Foster

Head of Content

Edward Smith

Strategy Dreamer

Jennie Stone

Social Media

Nichole Reed

Senior Designer

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