Jeff Archambault, Corporate Citizenship, The Walt Disney Company EMEA
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do at The Walt Disney Company – not only in our film and animation studios but throughout all of our businesses and organization. We believe that creativity is essential not only for artists and storytellers but also for business people and clearly for entrepreneurs.
Mihaela VASILE, Corporate Engagement & Government Affairs Manager for Monsanto Romania
For the second year in a row, as Corporate Engagement & Government Relations Manager for Monsanto in Romania, I successfully supported our team to mentor more than 600 students from around the country. This was made possible by Monsanto’s partnership with the Junior Achievement (JA) Award — Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship.
Armando Persico, Teacher in Italy
I have a dream... to improve the teaching profession and offer apprenticeship and entrepreneurship opportunities to all students.
As a coordinator of the Italian version of the ‘dual system apprenticeship’ model, I introduced the first Italian vocational ‘management’ path. This is an exciting challenge for the Ikaros Foundation vocational schools where I work. My role is to coordinate 250 younger colleagues (regardless of their subjects) and introduce them to teaching entrepreneurship and providing training.
Dirk Ostijn, Head, Western & Central Europe Sub-Region, MetLife
In 2013, MetLife Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MetLife, launched financial inclusion as its global focus. Simply put, the Foundation is working with partners in both developing and developed economies to expand and improve financial services to help low- and moderate-income people build better, more secure lives.
Nikolaas Baeckelmans, Vice President EU Affairs, ExxonMobil
Recently appointed as member of JA Europe’s Board of Directors, I am proud to represent ExxonMobil in its quest to foster a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals. ExxonMobil is a global company with more than 70,000 employees, most of them scientists and engineers as the energy sector is extremely high-tech.