The first available course in this series, Global Entrepreneur Masterclass, is now available to JCI members who are registered on the JCI Virtual Community! Entrepreneurship is a vastly important focus and is one of the four Areas of Opportunity at JCI. Through our flagship Creative Young Entrepreneur program, we encourage our members to exemplify how they have created businesses from the ground up and articulate their clear goals and vision while always having a view towards international expansion. It is by focusing on entrepreneurship that we can help members perfect their business models, marketing positions, strategies, and how their venture will begin to earn profit and become sustainable. This isn’t just a course on how to create your own business, but one designed with a global mindset, so that you can develop the tools and ambition to scale up your company quickly and internationally and why not become a JCI-inspired unicorn business.

The Global Entrepreneur Masterclass has a total of 17 different modules, structured in three easy to follow levels that members can participate in:

Each level will be released piecemeal to space out the information intake. So even though today you can pay for the full package, each level will be released on its own, unique start date, with Level 2 coming on 10 January 2022, and Level 3 coming 7 February 2022.

At launch, JCI members can exclusively access the course for only $75, and registration is already open! Access this Global Entrepreneur Masterclass registration link and be one of the first to experience this brand new learning adventure.

Meet the Global Entrepreneur Coaches

Jordan

Saleh Al-Hanash

United States of America

Jay Johnson

Monaco

Olena Prykhodko

South Africa

Unotida Nyoni

Finland

Ellimaija Ahonen

Nigeria

Aina Segun Aina

Malaysia

Andy Lau

Romania

Diana Mardarovici

Bolivia

Alejandra Castillo

Turkey

Ismail Haznedar

Monaco

Kevin Hin

Jordan

Saleh Al-Hanash

Saleh Al-Hanash is a pharmapreneur, a business and mindset coach, a published author and inspirational speaker at the international level. He has expertise in healthcare, virtual training and has worked as a consultant for marketing, teambuilding and entrepreneurial endeavors. Most recently, he was a speaker at a 2021 TEDx at Hashemite University in Jordan. He’s a longtime JCI member who’s served the organization in a variety of ways: he notably served as 2020 JCI Vice President for Africa and the Middle East and is the 2022 Skills Development Committee Chair. 

United States of America

Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned speaker, trainer and organizational consultant specializing in behavior and performance. Jay works with people and organizations to empower teams, grow profits, and transform leaders through behavioral intelligence. He is a TEDx speaker, Forbes Business Council Member, and has given keynotes and workshops in 25 countries across four continents. In 2019, he served as JCI Vice President for Europe.

Monaco

Olena Prykhodko

Olena Prykhodko holds a master’s degree in Law and is currently writing a PhD in Constitutional Economics. She is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Modelex Education Monaco, a Center for Academic Excellence in the Principality of Monaco and a Cambridge International School. Olena was 2018 JCI Monaco National President and organized various entrepreneurship events and helped attract more than €200k to finance start-ups. She has also been awarded the State Medal of Ukraine for her outstanding contribution towards Youth Development and served as the Advisor to the Mayor of Kharkiv in charge of international cooperation and the creation of Kharkiv Municipal Startup Centre. She is the 2021 JCI Vice President for Europe assigned to Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland.

South Africa

Unotida Nyoni

Unotida is the founder and CEO of Grand Scale Consultancy, an advisory company which helps leaders and their organizations to get better and faster financial results with resources they already have. The firm also offers virtual CFO services to leading organizations such as the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. 

Unotida is also an executive coach, trainer, award winning speaker and the author of the book “How to multiply your value and create extraordinary impact.”  

Unotida has served globally in the civic sector space in roles including being 2020 JCI Vice President for Africa and the Middle East and as Head of Finance for leading social enterprises in South Africa. 

He holds a Masters in Business Administration and is a Financial Manager by profession. He resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

Finland

Ellimaija Ahonen

Ellimaija Ahonen is an experienced professional in the fields of education and training.  For over 15 years she has encountered hundreds of people while coaching in Finland and abroad. She has collaborated with companies, public organizations, projects and associations. She loves to collaborate with different stakeholders and build fruitful relationships with customers, and is passionate about marketing communications and reaching milestones together with her team.

Ellimaija has been a long time member of JCI, and works to provide development opportunities that enable enterprising young leaders to turn challenges into opportunities. For over 10 years she’s gathered experience with JCI and works now to share her knowledge and experiences with fellow members. She was serving as a 2019 JCI Finland National President and in 2020 JCI Vice President. She was awarded as The Most Outstanding Local President in 2015 for her leadership skills.

Nigeria

Aina Segun Aina

Aina is a passionate and versatile trainer, strategist, business development manager and licensed human resource practitioner with a track record of supporting/leading viable and sustainable business entities. 

Aina is a passionate and versatile trainer, strategist, business development manager and licensed human resource practitioner with a track record of supporting/leading viable and sustainable business entities. 

As an entrepreneur, he has led successful business enterprises for more than 10 years and currently works at Felak Concept Group, a leading training, oil and gas, and project management consortium in Nigeria where he has led various training engagements in oil and gas, human resources, leadership and strategic management, policy development, negotiation skills and many other fields of engagement in Nigeria, South Africa, London, Dubai and other parts of the world with different Government, Private and International Organizations.

Malaysia

Andy Lau

Andy is a graduate of Coventry University in the United Kingdom, majoring in Business Management and Marketing and has more than a decade of experience in real estate investment and management. He founded Chariton Holdings Pte Ltd. in 2014 with subsidiary companies focusing on chained-link hotel franchises, business management and consultation, hotel accessories and supplies and press tool stamping.

In 2019, he was appointed as National Trade and Commerce Chairman of Malaysia Business Hotel Association and played an important role in the hotel industry in Malaysia. In his free time, Andy loves spending time with non-profit organisations that focus on young people’s development like JCI, where he held the office of 2020 JCI Vice President for Asia and the Pacific. Andy continues to uphold the value of integrity and has exemplified leadership skills in his career for the past 13 years and he is happiest with his wife Vynndy and raising their two sons Ashton and Admon at Penang Malaysia. 

Understanding that the only constant in the world is change, Andy strategically works with perseverance for his organization to ensure that the organization will continue to stay competitive and relevant in the market.

Romania

Diana Mardarovici

Diana Mardarovici is an experienced trainer, former 2018 JCI Vice President, City Councilor of Bucharest and a business development consultant with 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and international development. She has worked on hundreds of business plans and development strategies with a focus on sustainable growth. She is currently a member of the stakeholder’s board in three different companies.

Bolivia

Alejandra Castillo

Alejandra Castillo is a skills-learning facilitator and works also as a consultant and instructor for international and national cosmetics enterprises. Alejandra Castillo is the commercial manager in her own business, a veterinarian products industry called FAREC’s Quimica Veterinaria and will serve as the 2022 JCI Executive Vice President for America.

Turkey

Ismail Haznedar

Ismail Haznedar is a Strategist, TEDx Speaker, Accredited SME Consultant, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Fellow Member of Strategic Planning Society (SPS). Presently he is the Managing Director of Stratejik Isler, a management consultancy company, and Founder of Gain Global, a network of action-oriented supporters, investors and partners, committed to empowering starters in their journey to initiating new enterprises.

Haznedar was elected as 2015 JCI President and served as 2016 JCI Senate Chairman. He is honored to be a lifetime member, Senator, Foundation Member and Certified National Trainer (CNT).

Monaco

Kevin Hin

Kevin Hin currently serves as the 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 in order to develop leaders for this changing world. He became Local President of JCI Monaco 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 brings in a strong business and entrepreneurial background, having most recently worked as deputy Sales Director for the APM Monaco jewelry brand and as a sales and marketing consultant.

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