Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCI Malaysia) is a National Organization affiliated to Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide leadership development organization for young people aged 18 to 40 founded since 1915 in St Louis, US by Henry Giessenbier. Currently there are more than 70 JCI local organizations affiliated with JCI Malaysia, located in various states of Malaysia.
The Junior Chamber movement was introduced to Malaya in 1954. Junior Chamber in Sarawak and Junior Chamber in Sabah were affiliated to Junior Chamber International in 1956 and in 1963 respectively. On 11th October 1975, Junior Chamber Malaysia was formed with the signing of a Merger Agreement between the three separate national organizations in Kuala Lumpur. A Protem Board of Directors under the chairmanship of JCI Senator V T Nathan, Past President of Kuala Lumpur Junior Chamber was founded. This Protem Board was appointed to look into the registration of the new organization to be known as Junior Chamber Malaysia. In 1976 Junior Chamber Malaysia obtained temporary registration from the Registrar of Societies to operate. The 1st National Convention was held in 1976 itself in Kuala Lumpur. At this National Convention, JCI Senator George Chang was elected the First National President. about JCI Malaysia.
The JCI Malaysia National Board of Directors is managed by JCI members representing various local organisations, who are all volunteers and serve on a “1 year to lead” basis. The National Board of Directors is elected during the Annual National Convention held in October each year, and is supported by the JCI Malaysia Secretariat headquartered in Taman Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur.