FERD’S LIST is an initiative of JA Europe to recognize inspirational young entrepreneurs and leaders. They are individuals who, in the words of Johan Andresen, Chairman of FERD, are inspirational innovators “creating value and leaving lasting footprints”. They are connected because they have all participated in a JA practical entrepreneurial experience at school.

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 aims to identify young people who achieved outstanding results in their lives after the JA experience.
It looks not only at what they achieved, but wants to celebrate the pathway they are on; recognizing that they are in a moment of life where their potential is being transformed into greater value for society.

  • Participated in a Junior Achievement company programme (or equivalent)
  • Outstanding young entrepreneur and/or leader aged 25 to 45
  • Change-maker, innovator
  • Evidence of a growing business or organization
  • Contribution to value 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.
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September 18, 2020

Meet the 2020 Honourees

As the world struggles to adjust to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we turn to the young generation to inspire us on how to recover and rebuild our societies and economies. FERD’s List is a joint initiative by JA Europe and FERD that recognizes inspiring JA Alumni from…
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April 30, 2020

Postponement of the 2020 Celebration

Considering the ongoing health crisis due to COVID-19, we regret to announce the postponement of the FERD's LIST 2020 Celebration. Initially planned on Thursday 27 August 2020 during the JA Alumni Europe Conference, we will share a new date as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
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July 17, 2019

Meet the 2019 Honourees

Eleven young inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders have been selected this year to join the FERD's LIST, the initiative that recognizes those who had a JA practical entrepreneurial experience at school. Meet the 2019 honourees who will be celebrated on August 29th during the induction ceremony which will take place alongside…