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Young Entrepreneurs from Singapore Crowned Winners of the 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Virtual Competition

August 26, 2020

The JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year competition (JA AP COY) is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region. The Company Program and regional competition help young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise – where they must market and sell a product or service in the real world. 

This year marks the 10th edition of JA AP COY, where 17 student companies took part in the first ever virtual iteration of the competition in the Asia Pacific region. The student companies represented 11 locations including:

 

Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Turkmenistan.

Young Entrepreneurs from Guam Scoop FedEx Global Possibilities Award at the 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition

August 26, 2020

Student entrepreneurs of Pasiadot from Guam won the FedEx Global Possibilities Award at the 2020 Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition. Sponsored by FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company, the FedEx Global Possibilities Award celebrates the next generation of innovators and this program plays an important role in developing the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. 

JA Asia Pacific brings 17 student companies from 11 Asia Pacific locations in first ever “virtual” JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Virtual Competition

August 19, 2020

The 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition (JA AP COY) is set to be held virtually from August 24 to 26, 2020.

The JA AP COY is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region. The Company Program and annual regional competition help young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise – where they must market and sell a product or service in the real world. 

Organized by JA Asia Pacific and this year hosted by JA Guam, the 2020 JA AP COY represents the 10th edition of the competition - and first ever virtual iteration - for JA Asia Pacific. Participating student companies will represent 11 locations including: Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Turkmenistan.

The 2020 JA AP COY is supported by multinational companies including:

  • FedEx Express

  • Guam SBDC

  • Guam Economic Development Authority

  • Bank of Guam

  • Bank of Hawaii

  • Triple J

  • GTA

  • United Airlines

Maziar Sabet Assumes Leadership of JA Asia Pacific

January 08, 2020

Starting today, Maziar Sabet assumes the position of President and CEO of JA Asia Pacific, which oversees JA operations in 18 locations. A seasoned executive, Maziar brings extensive management and global business development experience to JA Asia Pacific. He has an impressive track record of value creation in education and philanthropy. He lived in Singapore for seven years and has resided in Hong Kong since 2013.

Vivian Lau honoured as the Soraya Salti Award winner at the 2019 JA Global Leadership Conference Gala Dinner in Berlin, Germany

December 03, 2019

Vivian Lau was honoured as the Soraya Salti Award at the 2019 JA Global Leadership Conference Gala Dinner in Berlin, Germany. The award was created in memory of Soraya Salti, the visionary leader who started INJAZ Al-Arab in the Middle East in 1999, and recognizes JA leaders who are committed visionaries and push the boundaries to move JA forward in a positive way, particularly to bring systematic change to a country or region. The winner is innovative and able to engage a wide variety of stakeholders in order to advance social and/or economic progress in the areas where he or she lives and works. This person also exemplifies the JA values of the boundless potential of young people, excellence, integrity, and respect in tangible ways......

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