2018 Honourees


  • Meet the FERD’s LIST honourees 2018 and learn from their entrepreneurial journey.

  • JA Europe and Ferd will celebrate young European entrepreneurs, the path they are on, and recognize them as their potential transforms into greater value for society.

FERD’s LIST is a partnership between JA Europe and FERD, to recognize and celebrate young men and women on a unique path to “creating enduring value and leaving a lasting footprint” (www.ferd.no)

Johan H. Andresen and his company FERD have been long-time supporters of Junior Achievement. In particular, Johan has been instrumental in developing schemes to support and promote JA Alumni as they transition from education into the economy. Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.
“By value we mean far more than just financial return – value is also created through personal development and growth. JA is making an impact on thousands of young people all over Europe every day. Just as I have been, the next generation will be inspired by them, and so will our politicians, the business community, the education community and even parents.”


16:00    Registrations

16.30    Welcome

Ingrid-SchulerudIngrid Schulerud, Ambassador of Norway to Belgium

Caroline-JennerCaroline Jenner, CEO JA Europe

16.40    What happened ?

Meet three of the 2017 honourees the CEO of JA Sweden looking into the impact of the Ferd’s List nominations.

Claudia Suhov, Founder & Creative Director at Kidster

Chris Slater, Co-Founder & CEO at Simply Business

Boris KolevBoris Kolev, Managing Partner at DigiMark

Cecilia Nykvist, CEO of JA Sweden (Ung Företagsamhet Sverige)

16:55    Introduction to the 2018 Ferd’s List

Johan H. AndresenJohan H Andresen, Chairman and Owner, FERD

Introducing the 2018 members to Ferd’s List

17:10    Celebration: FERD’S LIST 2018!

“Europe needs more young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who can contribute to job creation and growth.”

  • Get to know the Honourees, Who are these young entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders and how are they contributing to job creation and growth? A conversation about innovation, entrepreneurship and personal involvement lead by Johan H Andresen.
  • Panel discussion: What can we learn from the Ferd’s List nominees and how can we encourage more entrepreneurship among young people in Europe?

Helena Jansson, Senior VP of Finance- International at FedEx

Frits Scholte, VP Sales and Marketing at ManpowerGroup Europe

James StevensJames Stevens, Partner at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs

18:30    Closing Remarks

For 100 years, JA has delivered hands on, experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

Michel De WolfMichel De Wolf, Vice-Chair of the Board at JA Europe

18:45    Cocktail



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