Team 2022

Board of Directors

JCI Europe’s Board of Directors is made up of elected members who have the opportunity to hold their leadership positions for one year.
Board of Directors
JCI Executive Vice President for Europe

Jenni Ahlstedt

Executive Vice President for Europe

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Born January 11, 1982, in Gislaved, Sweden, Jenni Ahlstedt holds a Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration and works as an event organizer and an anti-money laundry project leader in her own company. She resides in Stockholm, Sweden with her partner, Per, and their daughters, Amanda and Matilda. Ahlstedt joined JCI in Ylöjärvi, Finland in 2008. She became Local President in JCI Pirkanmaa, Finland in 2011, and National President of JCI Sweden in 2015. At the international level, Ahlstedt served as JCI Sponsorship Committee Member from 2016 to 2017, was JCI European Academy Director from 2018 to 2019, and was JCI Vice President in 2020. She has attended 12 live and two online JCI Area Conferences and eight live and one online JCI World Congress. She has been honored as JCI Senator 76500. She speaks Finnish, Swedish, English and a bit of German. Beyond JCI, Jenni’s other interests include singing and playing the piano. She has also been leading a regional young entrepreneurs’ organization and a local scout organization.

JCI Vice President for Europe

Nele Buysmans

Vice President assigned to Europe

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Born November 27, 1982 in Tongeren, Belgium, Nele Buysmans holds a master’s degree in international politics and works as an Executive Director in a government agency responsible for economic growth. She currently resides in Hoeselt, Belgium after living abroad in countries such as Venezuela and India. Nele first got introduced to JCI Belgium in 2013 and became a pinned member in 2014. She is a member of two local chapters, JCI Brussel and JCI Hasselt. She became a Local President in 2017, a Regional Board member in 2019 and a National President in 2021. At the international level, Nele served as an Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Europe in 2016 and as a JCI Europe task force member on virtual membership. She has attended ten JCI Area Conferences and six JCI World Congresses. She is a Phil Pugsley Patron Foundation member and speaks Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German.

JCI Vice President for Europe

Altuğ Türkdalı

Vice President assigned to Europe

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Born November 14, 1983, in Ordu, Turkey, Altug Turkdali holds a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation and works as an Executive Board Chairman of an education, consultancy and recycling company. He resides in Izmir, Turkey, with his lovely wife, Aybeniz. Altug joined JCI Izmir in 2015. He became Local President in 2017 and National President in 2020. At the international level, Altug served as a JCI Peace is Possible Committee Member in 2018. He has attended five JCI Area Conferences and four JCI World Congresses. He has been honored as JCI Senator 78740. He speaks Turkish and English.

2022 JCI Vice President for Europe

Keira Keogh

Vice President assigned to Europe

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Born November 14th, 1985, in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, Keira Keogh holds a postgraduate diploma in applied behavior analysis and works as a self employed behavior consultant in her own small business. She resides in the tourist town of Westport on the West Coast of Ireland with her rescue puggle, Indie. Keogh joined JCI Mayo in 2013. She became Local President in 2015 and National President in 2019. At the international level, Keogh has served as a European Development Council Appointee in 2017 and Skills Development Appointee in 2018. She has attended nine Area Conferences and five World Congresses. She has been honored as JCI Senator 77638. She speaks English.

2022 JCI Vice President for Europe

Jana Havlíčková

Vice President assigned to Europe

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Born May 5, 1983 in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Jana Havlíčková holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, a master’s degree in management and marketing and is currently working on her master’s degree in sociology. Jana also works as a university lecturer and runs a training agency as is a Regional Partner in a business networking franchise. She joined JCI in 2011 and was one of the founding members of her local organization as well as her national organization. Jana was the 2015 JCI Pilsen Local President, 2019 JCI Czech Republic National President, 2020 European Development Council Councillor for Intensive Support and is the 2021 European Development Council Chairperson. She speaks Czech, Slovak and English and knows basic French, German and Italian. She is also a graduate of Sports Grammar School and enjoys various sports, traveling, reading and regularly practices yoga and tchaj-ti.

JCI Vice President for Europe

Chris Baeriswyl

Vice President assigned to Europe

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Born on June 23, 1989, in Fribourg, Switzerland, Chris Baeriswyl holds a master’s degree in business and works as a Project Manager for a leading health insurance company where he is developing alternative insurance models. After having lived in the cities of Geneva and Bern in Switzerland, the city of Cologne in Germany and the city of San Francisco in the United States of America, he currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. Chris joined JCI in 2011. He became Local President in 2013, was part of the Swiss National Board in 2019 and represented Europe on an international level as an Appointee of the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee in 2020. He has attended 15 National Congresses, eight Area Conferences, and three World Congresses. In 2018, he was awarded by JCI Switzerland for the best project in the area of economic development. Chris speaks English, French and German.

2022 European Development Council Chairperson

Ana Nikolova

European Development Council Chair

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Treasurer

Julijana Miljkovic

General Legal Councel

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TBA

General Legal Counsel

Sabrina Piffrement

Treasurer

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