They say that life begins at 40…. Well,  not for these young achievers.

Every year, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) honors ten outstanding young people below 40.  These men and women are not only exemplary in their chosen fields, they have also inspired those around them with their zeal and passion.

In the Philippines, JCI Manila conducts its own search for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM).  Winners of this search are then nominated to the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP).
I am privileged to know two winners of the TOYM and, consequently the TOYP.  These two are selflessly dedicated to their work and passionate about  excellence. I am talking about the Master of all Market Masters Josiah Go and social entrepreneur Illac Diaz.
Here, I’d like to share with you JCI’s list of the ten young men and women who are changing the world with their passion and ideas:
1. Emily Cummins, United Kingdom
Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
2. Melanie Hennessy, Ireland
Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
3. Dr. Gifty Immanuel, India
Medical Innovation
4. Eva Maria Ingelsson, Sweden
Political, Legal and/or Governmental Affairs
5. Mohammed Al Sabirul Islam, United Kingdom
Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
6. Aki Nakaoka, Japan
Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
7. Uyapo Ndadi, Botswana
Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
8. Dr. Joseph Nkurunziza, Rwanda
Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
9. Antti Yrjänä Pentikäinen, Finland
Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
10. Dr. Mikko Waldemar Wirén, Finland
Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
Click the link below to know more about the world’s best. May their stories inspire you.
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