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How has their entrepreneurial experience impacted their lives?
Who are these young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders and how are they contributing to job creation and growth?

JA Europe presents FERD’S LIST, a European list of young and inspirational entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.

Johan H. Andresen, Owner and Chairman of FERD, is partnering with JA Europe to recognize and celebrate the long-term impact JA has on young people.
Outstanding JA alumni, 5-10 young men and women on a unique path to “creating enduring value and leaving  a lasting footprint”, will be nominated from across Europe.
FERD’S LIST honourees will be inducted in October 2018 at a ceremony in Brussels. FERD’S LIST is an annual celebration.

 

Johan H. Andresen“We want to show that the entrepreneurial programs of JA – Junior Achievement, offer young people a unique opportunity which gives them self-awareness and learning through experience. This enables them to make better choices for themselves and their communities”
– says Johan H. Andresen

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

FERD’S List identifies young people not only for what they have achieved, but celebrates the path that they are on; recognizing them for being in the moment where their potential is being transformed into greater value for society.

  • Participated in a Junior Achievement entrepreneurship programme in Europe
  • Outstanding young entrepreneur or leader (aged 25 to 40)
  • Change-maker, innovator
  • Evidence of a growing business or organization
  • Contribution to job creation
  • Driven by a desire to succeed and to give back at the same time; exemplary leaders and role models for others
  • Trustworthy, passionate, high integrity, strong communicators, good listeners, vision, grateful to their team, positive.
2018 Honourees
MediaNews
August 13, 2018

Meet the 2018 Honourees

Six young entrepreneurs have found a place on FERD's LIST. Meet the 2018 honourees that will be celebrated on October 10 during the induction ceremony at the Norway House in Brussels. FERD’s List aims to identify young people who achieved outstanding results in their life after the JA experience. It…
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NewsPress release
October 13, 2017

Europe’s young entrepreneurs stand out from the crowd

Young entrepreneurs from six member states have found a place on Ferd’s List, a new annual celebration of European entrepreneurship. The List recognizes the achievements of these award-winners not only as entrepreneurs but also as significant contributors to society. In the words of Johan H. Andresen, Ferd’s Chairman: “We’re honouring…
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MediaNews
September 18, 2017

FERD’s LIST video presentation

Johan H. Andresen, Owner and Chairman of FERD, is partnering with JA Europe to recognize and celebrate the long-term impact JA has on young people. Outstanding JA alumni, 5-10 young men and women on a unique path to “creating enduring value and leaving a lasting footprint”, will be nominated from…
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