JCI members have the opportunity to hold local, national and international leadership positions, elected each year, within the organization.
JCI’s “One Year to Lead” philosophy allows members to share their talents and fresh perspective with the organization while continuously adapting to the needs of the members.

The JCI World Headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the founding city of the JCI Movement.
The permanent, full-time staff provides support and services to JCI members around the world.
As JCI and the world change over time, the World Headquarters team ensures the organization, at all levels, remains focused on achieving its long-term goals, moving forward with the Strategic Plan and upholding the Mission and Vision.

JCI Secretary General

Kevin Hin

Chief Financial Officer

Lily Chen

Foundation Administrator

Earl Sawyer

Human Resource Manager

Jean Miller

Executive Coordinator

Belén Rojas

Senior Manager for Skills Development

Comfort Nkiri

Senior Manager for Global Partnerships

Diana Sussman Tockstein

Executive Director of Growth and Development

Roberto Elias

Growth and Development Manager

Rocio Acosta

Growth and Development Director for America

Luis Lane

Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East

Tunji Oyeyemi

Growth and Development Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East

Esther Andi

Growth and Development Director for Asia and the Pacific

Cynthia Wong

Growth and Development Director for Europe

Rabea Kuhlmann

IT Coordinator

Josh Schuler

Member Services Coordinator

Djamo Dahirou

Events Manager

Mariana Arce

Events Manager

Silvia Olmedo

Events Manager

Fabian Gruber

Program Manager

Valentina Retamozo

Marketing and Communications Director

Dan Fox

Digital Media Manager

Ann Marion

Creative Design Manager

AJ Garms

Communications Manager

Julie Amuedo

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.

Chief Financial Officer

Lily Chen

Lily Chen currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from National Taiwan University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. In Lily’s JCI journey, she has served as Accounting Manager and Chief Financial Controller. She manages the daily financial and accounting activities of JCI, including budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable and banking operation.

Foundation Administrator

Earl Sawyer

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

Human Resource Manager

Jean Miller

Jean Miller is the Human Resource and Office Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She has worked in various capacities in the U.S. nonprofit industry for well over 20 years. Miller is responsible for managing all payroll, benefits administration and personnel issues for the World Headquarters Staff. She is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the JCI World Headquarters building and grounds.

Executive Coordinator

Belén Rojas

Belén Rojas currently serves as the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Executive Coordinator. She is in charge of coordinating the work between the JCI President and Secretary General, as well as all official communications from their offices. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Asuncion. She lives in Asunción, Paraguay.

Senior Manager for Skills Development

Comfort Nkiri

Comfort Daru Nkiri serves as the Skills Development Manager at the JCI World Headquarters. She served as 2013 President of JCI University of Buea. At the national level, she has served as 2014 General Legal counsel, 2015 Project Director and 2016 Personal Assistant to the President of JCI Cameroon. She received her bachelor’s degree in science and sociology, a master’s degree in anthropology and a minor in economics from the University of Buea Cameroon.

Senior Manager for Global Partnerships

Diana Sussman Tockstein

Diana Sussman Tockstein currently serves as the Partnerships Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, focusing in Politics and Diplomacy with minors in Spanish and European Studies from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. At JCI, Diana is responsible for maintaining partnerships with like-minded organizations and developing relevant programs and projects in-line with the JCI mission. In addition, Diana also works on communications and fundraising for the Global Youth Empowerment Fund as well as other internal projects. JCI lets Diana follow her passion for international non-profit work and empowering young people to create sustainable change.

Executive Director of Growth and Development

Roberto Elias

Roberto Elias currently serves as Executive Director of Growth and Development for Junior Chamber International (JCI). He received his degree in Business from Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Catholic University. He also earned an executive MA with an emphasis in finance and marketing from GADEX Business School at Cadiz University, Spain. Elias served as the JCI Area Director for the Americas from 2010-2018. In his current role, he oversees the Growth and Development Team. He lives in Asuncion, Paraguay with his wife and son. He speaks English and Spanish.

Growth and Development Manager

Rocio Acosta

Rocio Acosta currently serves as the Growth and Development Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She holds an International Relations degree from UNIDA University in Paraguay and speaks Spanish, English and German fluently. Her background in both the private international and diplomatic sectors has helped her settle at JCI and feel comfortable with a fully multicultural team.

She lives in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Growth and Development Director for America

Luis Lane

Luis Lane currently serves as Growth and Development Director for America. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Asuncion, Paraguay. He co-founded, and manages, a snack company in Paraguay and currently sits on the board of other organizations. He is a 2018 Fellow of the US Department of State program, YLAI (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative). In JCI he is responsible for the members’ development as well as making sure that organizations are making the best of the opportunities! He uses his experience in entrepreneurship to help members develop sustainable and collaborative projects that will impact communities in America.

Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East

Tunji Oyeyemi

Tunji Oyeyemi currently serves as the Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East at Junior Chamber International (JCI). Oyeyemi brings a very strong background in interpersonal skills, conflict management, youth development and business operations. He is a passionate, result-oriented team builder with over seven years of experience in the NGO space. Oyeyemi studied engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria and also attended Lagos Business School. He comes to JCI with experience as the Program Director of Exxes Options Solutions Services Limited and as a director of the African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiative. His JCI journey began in 2000 when he joined the organization at his university. In 2007, he joined JCI Festac and later became a member of JCI Akure. He served as the 2016 JCI Nigeria National President and held various other leadership roles at the local and national levels.

Growth and Development Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East

Esther Andi

Esther Gaelle Ibeiri Andi currently serves as the Growth and Development Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received her master’s degree in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon. In her capacity at JCI, she helps and assists members of the area with website issues or any issues related to JCI. She equally assists the Area Director for Africa and the Middle East according to the needs of the members. She is also responsible for the translation of work using her knowledge of French and English to ensure that all JCI members in the area and in other areas have the tools and resources in the languages they need.

Growth and Development Director for Asia and the Pacific

Cynthia Wong

Cynthia currently serves as the Growth and Development Director for Asia and the Pacific at Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received her bachelor’s degree in commerce and the first master degree in IT management from University of Wollongong, Australia. She later pursued a second master’s degree in culture management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Cynthia has extensive experience in event and administrative management in a variety of sectors, including: NGO, medical, IT, and education. She had led a team to organize the international congresses in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Being in JCI over 18 years, she has held many national offices in JCI Hong Kong, from Vice President to Treasurer to General Legal Counsel, as well as the Chair of the TOYP Selection Committee in 2013. Internationally, she was an APDC Officer in 2009 and was appointed as a Sponsorship Committee Member in 2018.

Growth and Development Director for Europe

Rabea Kuhlmann

Rabea Kuhlmann is Growth and Development Director for Europe. Holding a Master’s degree in Political Sciences, she is convinced of the European idea. Therefore, Rabea works every day to turn JCI’s European spirit into action. She is passionate about strengthening the European organizations and making them future-proof to succeed in the long-term.  She also represents the legal entity.

IT Coordinator

Josh Schuler

Josh Schuler currently serves as IT Coordinator for Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Member Services Coordinator

Djamo Dahirou

Djamo Dahirou currently serves as Member Services Coordinator for Junior Chamber International (JCI). He received his Bachelors of Political Science and public Administration from the University of Buea and a postgraduate degree in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Yaoundé II – Soa, Cameroon. Dahirou’s journey in JCI started in 2014 where he served as 2016 Local President of JCI Yaounde and 2017 National Director for Growth and Development in JCI Cameroon. In his capacity at JCI, he provides constant support to the Membership Services Department by assisting Local 
and National Organizations and creating quality customer service for members. Due to his passion for nonprofit work and education, he believes service to humanity is the best work one can do.

He lives in Douala, Cameroon with his wife and son. He speaks English, French and Fulani.

Events Manager

Mariana Arce

Mariana Arce currently serves as Events Manager at Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received an International Business Baccalaureate from UNIDA and currently lives in Asuncion, Paraguay. As part of the events team, she ensures that the JCI Mission is carried out on every level. She believes that by working at JCI, she has seen the effort people put in every day to make a change in the world that is visible and tangible. Arce is very happy to be part of this global community that believes that each one of us can contribute to make our world a better place.

Events Manager

Silvia Olmedo

Silvia Olmedo currently serves as Events Manager at Junior Chamber International (JCI). As part of the events team, she assists in the execution and planning of the Annual Events such as Conferences and Congress. She speaks English and Spanish and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism from Columbia University of Paraguay. She is happy to be part of this global team.

Events Manager

Fabian Gruber

Fabian Gruber currently serves as the Events Manager in charge of Europe and Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International (JCI). He is responsible for the management of JCI’s Area Conferences as well as helping the entire Events team with the organization of the JCI World Congress. He received a Bachelor Degree in Hotel and Events Management from the Vatel University, and is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

Program Manager

Valentina Retamozo

Valentina Retamozo currently serves as the Program Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She oversees the daily management, coordination, and control of the operation of each of the JCI Flagship programs such as CYE, Debates, Public Speaking, Awards, TOYP, Twinning, among others.  She is responsible for ensuring that all members understand how the JCI programs work, developing programs to support the strategic direction of the organization, and creating and managing long-term goals while developing an operating plan for the programs. She received a Bachelor of International Hospitality and Tourism Management from Vatel Business School.

Marketing and Communications Director

Dan Fox

Dan Fox currently serves as the Marketing Director for the Junior Chamber International (JCI). Prior to his time with JCI, Dan was a journalist, and worked at several St. Louis area newspapers, as well as the local newspapers in Sydney, Nebraska and Skagway, Alaska. If you bump into him at a networking function, ask him about hiking or cross country skiing to break the ice! At JCI, Dan works with the other members on the Marketing Team to facilitate internal and external communications, reaching out to JCI members and spreading the JCI message to people outside of the organization.

He lives in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.

Digital Media Manager

Ann Marion

Ann Marion currently serves as the Digital Media Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She is responsible for the daily management of JCI’s social media accounts as well as social media regarding the JCI campaigns. Through positive, consistent brand messaging and strategy, she assists the overall image of JCI throughout digital platforms. Ann also assists with website updates and other communication matters. She received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an international politics certificate from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Creative Design Manager

AJ Garms

AJ Garms currently serves as the Creative Design Manager at Junior Chamber International (JCI). He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Lindenwood University, where he was a part of Alpha Phi Omega National Co-Ed Service Fraternity. He has extensive experience utilizing branding to visually communicate the ideals and values of a company, especially in the nonprofit and commercial sectors. AJ is also a long distance triathlete and Ironman 70.3 finisher. His passion for fitness and vision of a healthier world drive him to inspire others on their journey.

Communications Manager

Julie Amuedo

Julie Amuedo currently serves as the Communications Manager for Junior Chamber International (JCI). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Theater respectively with a minor in Film Studies at Truman State University. She is responsible for writing and copy-editing content for all JCI initiatives in relation to JCI Events, campaigns and JCI Programs. Julie also assists with developing content while always remaining brand consistent. She is proud to be a part of the team that spreads the global message of JCI to support youthful entrepreneurs and give them the tools to invest, empower, and evolve in these changing times.