JCI Lebanon Past President Elected to JCI’s Board of Directors
JCI Beirut Member and 2018 JCI Lebanon President Mohammad Hijazi was elected to Junior Chamber International (JCI)’s board of directors for the position of Vice President during its annual World Congress which took place in Tallinn, Estonia last week. JCI is an international volunteer non-profit organization that aims to create development opportunities that empowers young people to create positive change. It was founded in 1915 and is present in more than 120 countries worldwide.
Hijazi was assigned to 9 countries in Africa namely Nigeria, Benin, Mauritius, Madagascar, Djibouti, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Cameroon, where he will be visiting in 2020. He will be serving under the guidance of JCI President-elect Itai Manyere from Zimbabwe.
“Being part of JCI has changed my life,” said Hijazi. “It not only developed my professional skills, but also my personal skills and expanded my network through volunteering not only in Beirut and Lebanon, but across the globe! I am very grateful that JCI Lebanon had nominated me to serve as Vice President. With the current turmoil that we are facing in our country, it is a chance for us to showcase our talents on a global scale!”
Hijazi is a leading communications consultant, strategist and trainer with 100+ clients worldwide. He joined JCI Beirut in 2014, becoming Local Director for Communications in 2015 and National Director in 2016. In 2017, he held the position of National Vice President for Recruitment and Outreach and attended the 30th JCI Academy in Kumamoto, Japan. In 2018, he served as JCI Lebanon National President. At the international level, Hijazi currently serves as 2019 JCI Skills Development Committee Member for Africa & Middle East. He has attended four Area Conferences, five World Congresses, countless National and Regional events in all four areas and have motivated more than 1,000 members worldwide! In 2019, Hijazi received JCI Senatorship #78059.