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November 23, 2022

Making a change from the podium of the Parliament

The Junior Achievement programme taught Roberta Metsola about the professional world. Today, she’s the president of the European Parliament and an inspiring change-maker. “I am honoured to be on the Ferd’s List 2022 alongside five inspirational Europeans,” says Roberta Metsola.Ferd’s List is an initiative of the investment company Ferd and…
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November 23, 2022

From migrant to successful entrepreneur

Azad Ali (25) came alone to Sweden as a young migrant. The Junior Achievement programme made him believe in himself – and today, he runs a successful high-end furniture business. “I often say that Junior Achievement changed my life. I thought that only those with rich parents could run a…
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November 23, 2022

The passionate waste entrepreneur

The Junior Achievement programme helped Mari Larsen Sæther start a successful business as a 16-year-old. Now she's creating a more circular world by changing the way we manage our waste. "It feels amazing to be a part of Ferd's List, together with so many inspiring people. It really motivates me…
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November 23, 2022

Turning dreams into reality

Peter Pašek wants his colleagues and clients to leave a positive mark on the world – while achieving their dreams. “I’m happy to be on Ferd’s List together with huge names,” says Peter Pašek, one of the six honourees on this year’s list. He is the managing director and partner…
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November 23, 2022

Making communication easier for everyone

Non-verbal children were left with paper pictograms – he thought they deserved a more user-friendly communication tool. Gianluca Marinelli (29) uses his young entrepreneurial skills to help people with special needs. “It is an honour to be on Ferd’s List. At the same time, I want to emphasise that this…
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November 23, 2022

The adventurous doctor

João Villas Boas (32) is the doctor who started a successful tourism business. The Junior Achievement programme significantly impacted his career – and life view. “It is my biggest professional honour to this day to be chosen to be a part of Ferd’s List – together with an incredible group…
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October 5, 2022

Meeting The 2022 Honourees

The 2022 FERD’s List Honourees were officially introduced during the JA Alumni Europe Conference, on 25 August in Strasbourg, France. In front of more than 200 JA Alumni from across Europe, the FERD’s List Honourees shared their stories, JA experience and entrepreneurial journeys. Although not able to join in person,…
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July 7, 2022

FERD’s List 2022 Celebration at Shape!

The FERD’s List Honourees 2022 will be introduced at a special event during the JA Alumni Conference Shape, in Strasbourg on 24 August 2022. Six Junior Achievement alumni from across Europe, who have and continue to achieve outstanding results in their lives after the JA experience, have been selected this…
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December 1, 2021

Call for nominations to the FERD’s List 2022

We are now looking for exceptional Junior Achievement alumni, who will join the FERD’s List in 2022! The FERD’s List recognises inspirational young entrepreneurs and leaders for their work and leadership, demonstrating the life-changing impact of Junior Achievement programmes. In the words of Johan H. Andresen, Chairman of FERD and…
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November 30, 2021

Celebration of the FERD’s List 2021 Honourees

The Honourees who joined the FERD's List in 2021 were gathered during a special event in Brussels on 24 November. The honourees were joined by Johan H. Andresen, Owner and Chairman of FERD, and initator of the FERD's List together with JA Europe. The honourees present included: Cornel Amariei, CEO…