For more than 50 years, the JCI Foundation has empowered JCI members and projects around the world. As a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in the United States, the JCI Foundation has raised more than US $8 million to invest in the next generation of global leaders.

With your contribution, the JCI Foundation can continue to support JCI members and organizations through well-rounded Development Grant initiatives.

• Leadership skills training
• Membership recruitment
• Infrastructure
• Local and National events

A wide variety of stakeholders make up the JCI Foundation Board of Directors, but it always includes the JCI President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary General.

The Board ensures all JCI Foundation contributions are recorded and invested properly. They determine the amount of grants available and encourage members to become a part of JCI’s lasting legacy by giving back to the organization.

Foundation Chairman

Kentaro Harada

Foundation Treasurer

Kazutaka Amaki

Foundation Director

Jan van Nieuwamerongen

Foundation Director

Gary Ko

Foundation Director

Ellen Tsang

2021 JCI President

Ryubun Kojima

JCI Immediate Past President

Itai Manyere

JCI Treasurer

Viktor Ómarsson

JCI Secretary General

Kevin Hin

Foundation Chairman

Kentaro Harada

Foundation Treasurer

Kazutaka Amaki

Foundation Director

Jan van Nieuwamerongen

Foundation Director

Gary Ko

Foundation Director

Ellen Tsang

2021 JCI President

Ryubun Kojima

Born on January 2, 1981 in Minoh-city, Osaka, Japan, Ryubun Kojima is an Administrator of Katsuo-ji-temple, and resides in Minoh-city Osaka, Japan. Ryubun joined JCI Osaka in 2012. In 2019, at the local level, he served as President of JCI Osaka. In 2017, at the national level, he served as Chairperson of the Promoting Sincerity to the General Affairs Commission and in 2018, at the international level, he served as Vice President of JCI. In 2020, he  served as the Executive Vice President of JCI for Asia and the Pacific. He has attended eight JCI Area Conferences and eight JCI World Congresses. He speaks English and Japanese.

JCI Immediate Past President

Itai Manyere

Born 20 February 1982, Manyere joined JCI Harare, Zimbabwe in 2004. He served on the Local Board and as JCI Harare Local President in 2006. In 2008, he later served on the JCI Zimbabwe National Board in various capacities, eventually becoming the 2014 JCI Zimbabwe National President.  

At the international level, Manyere served as the 2015 JCI Vice President for Africa and the Middle East and was later appointed to the 2016 JCI Skills Development Committee, 2017 JCI Growth and Development Committee for Africa and the Middle East and the 2018 JCI Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East.  

In 2019, Manyere served as the Chief Executive Assistant to theJCI President. He has participated in 12 JCI Area Conferences, eight JCI World Congresses and two JCI Global Partnership Summits. He graduated from the 26th JCI Academy in Fukuyama, Japan and has been honored as JCI Senator No. 74629. In 2020, Itai served as JCI’s President.

JCI Treasurer

Viktor Ómarsson

JCI Secretary General

Kevin Hin

Kevin Hin currently serves as the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Secretary General, responsible for managing the JCI Headquarters team and for supporting the President, Board of Directors and members around the world to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. Born in London, United Kingdom, of Mauritian and Chinese descent, Kevin Hin holds a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

He brings in a strong business and entrepreneurial background, having most recently worked as deputy Sales Director for the APM Monaco jewelry brand and as Chief Marketing Officer of a start-up in Hong Kong. He resides in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco, where he moved to with his family in 1989. Kevin Hin’s JCI journey began in 2003 as a member of JCI Monaco. He became Local President in 2006 and National President in 2010 as well as occupying several national board positions.

At the international level, he served as COC Managing Director of the JCI European Conference in Monte-Carlo in 2013 and JCI Vice President for Europe in 2016. He finally served as 2018 JCI Executive Vice President for Europe before being appointed as Secretary General at the 2019 JCI World Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. He truly believes in making the members of the organization feel special and is passionate about the positive impact that JCI can have on young leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.

Foundation Investment Advisor

Jochi Sho

Foundation Legal Advisor

Toshiharu Schimizu

Foundation Administrator

Earl Sawyer

Foundation Investment Advisor

Jochi Sho

Foundation Legal Advisor

Toshiharu Schimizu

Foundation Administrator

Earl Sawyer

Earl Sawyer currently serves as Foundation Administrator for Junior Chamber International (JCI).