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

President

Itai Manyere

Immediate Past President

Alexander Tio

Treasurer

Amzad Hussain

Foundation Investment Advisor

Jochi Sho

Foundation Legal Advisor

Toshiharu Schimizu

Foundation Chairman

Kentaro Harada

Foundation Treasurer

Kazutaka Amaki

Foundation Director

Jan van Nieuwamerongen

Foundation Director

Gary Ko

Foundation Director

Ellen Tsang

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.

Immediate Past President

Alexander Tio

Born 15 October 1979 in Medan, Indonesia, Tio holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. He is currently the chief executive officer of an elevator company he founded in 2004 and also the director of the holding company.

He currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, with his wife, Aelyn Halim, and daughter, Arthalia. Tio joined JCI Medan in 2004. He served as the 2009 Executive Vice President of JCI Medan and the 2013 JCI Indonesia National President. 

At the International level, Tio served as a 2014 JCI Vice President and the 2018 JCI Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific. He has attended 15 JCI Area Conferences and eight JCI World Congresses. He has been honored as JCI Senator No. 71688 and he is a Henry Giessenbier Fellow of the JCI Foundation. He speaks English, Mandarin and also Bahasa Indonesia.

Treasurer

Amzad Hussain

Born 30 November 1982 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Hussain holds a Master of Business Administration and works as director of a consumer products manufacturing company. He holds a director position of a family-run travel and tourism company. He is also a co-owner of a franchise cricket team in Bangladesh Premier League. Currently he serves as a director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). 

He resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with his wife Sarah, and their daughters, Nisa and Alzeena. Hussain joined JCI Dhaka East in 2011. He became Local President in 2012 and National President in 2014. At the international level, Hussain served as 2016 JCI Vice President. He also served as a Councilor of the Asia-Pacific Development Council in 2012 and 2013, JCI Partnership Committee Member in 2015, JCI Alumni Relations Committee Member in 2017 and JCI Strategic Planning Committee Member in 2018. He has attended nine JCI Area Conferences, seven JCI World Congresses and three JCI Global Partnership Summits. 

He graduated from the 26th JCI Academy in Fukuyama, Japan in 2013. He has been honored as JCI Senator No. 71987. He is a Henry Giessenbier Fellow of the JCI Foundation. He is a JCI Trainer for JCI Official and Recommended Trainings. In 2019, he served as the Executive Vice President for Asia and the Pacific. He Speaks English, Hindi and Bangla.

Foundation Investment Advisor

Jochi Sho

Foundation Legal Advisor

Toshiharu Schimizu