HONOURING TRUE CREATIVITY,
GENUINE ENTREPRENEUR SPIRIT & CHAMBER OF SUCCESS
About JCI CYEA
The JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA) was launched internationally in year 2005 by Junior Chamber International, the largest young person organisation in the world, to recognize, honour and celebrate exceptional young entrepreneurs and the role of creativity in their success.
1. Honour celebrate Malaysia creative young entrepreneurs;
2. Promote and support business creativity and new enterprise development among youth;
3. Create interest in entrepreneurship among capable youth and encourage creativity / innovation;
4. Promote the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
5. Generate media attention for government support of creative entrepreneurship.
JCI CYEA offers young entrepreneurs a key to the door of international opportunities. Winners of JCI CYEA have the chance to network, exchange business ideas and explore business creativity with other winners worldwide. Recognition through JCI CYEA not only increases credibility of nominee’s organisation, but also boosts creativity and innovation in the industry. This will not only benefit one organisation but will upgrade the reputation of the industry as a whole thus indirectly creating opportunities for other young entrepreneurs.
About JCI MALAYSIA
Junior Chamber International Malaysia
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 56 JCI local organizations affiliated with JCI Malaysia, located in various states of Malaysia. The Junior Chamber movement was introduced to Malaysia (then the Federation of Malaysia) 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.
Some of the very famous JCI Alumni are Kofi Annan (UN Sec. Gen) , Prince Albert of Manaco, Dr. Lim Chong Eu (Former Chief Minister of Penang), Gerald R. Ford (38th President of US), William J. “Bill” Clinton (42nd President of US), KeizoObuchi (Former Prime Minister of Japan), and many more.
Junior Chamber International United Penang
JCI United Penang was established on 2 February 2004 by JCI Senator Lesley Lim. He was a member of JCI Kuala Lumpur Mandarin, which was the only local organization using Chinese as the main communication dialect in whole West Peninsular Malaysia. At that time, it was a barrier of communication that stop non-English speaking person to join this organization. In order to cater for members who wish to have Chinese as main communication dialect, JCI Senator Lesley Lim charter JCI United Penang with objective to inspire more young leaders and to attract more active citizen to create positive change in the community and nation.
Under the strong leadership of every JCI United Penang President and their Board of Directors, JCI United Penang had successfully hosted various impact projects which includes 2012 JCI Malaysia Area Peninsular Convention, 2014 and 2015 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards and last but not least 2016 JCI Malaysia Annual National Convention. In the process of organizing events and training programs, JCI United Penang had successfully trained young leaders to create many positive change in the community.
On 2013, JCI United Penang also was honour to appoint Penang Gabenor, His Excellency Tun Dato’ Seri Utama (Dr.) Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas as JCI United Penang’s Honorary Advisor.
Since charter of JCI United Penang, many achievements was obtained and positive impact was also created in the community. The utmost appreciation to all past president, board of directors, members, governments, sponsor, partners and public.