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…
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,…
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…
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…
November 15, 2021

Celebrating the 2021 honourees of the FERD’S LIST

Join us on 24 November, 12:30-13.00 CEST, for the celebration of the FERD's List 2021 Honourees. Meet the inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders, hear their stories, discover their projects and plans for the future. Registration here! Speakers: Johan Andresen, Owner & Chairman FERD Salvatore Nigro, CEO JA Europe 2021 FERD’s List…
October 5, 2021

FERD’s List class of 2021 announced

For the 5th year, a selection of inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders from the Junior Achievement network of alumni have been added to the FERD’s List. The FERD’s List is a joint initiative by JA Europe and FERD, that recognizes individuals who had an entrepreneurial experience while at school, and built…
November 12, 2020

FERD’s List 2020: How can technology develop entrepreneurship and local economies?

The third and last webinar to celebrate the FERD's List 2020 on 12 November featured another two inspirational JA Alumni: Jonas Alexandersson, Founder & COO of UserTribe; and Victoria Mbabazi, Founder & CEO of Kitchen Station. Moderated by Johan Andresen, Owner & Chairman FERD and Jānis Krievāns, CEO JA Latvia, they discussed about the critical role of technology in developing entrepreneurship and local economies. Boris Kolev, Head of Digital…
November 5, 2020

FERD’s List 2020: How can we foster more entrepreneurs and boost our economic recovery?

05 November, 2020 The second webinar to celebrate the FERD's List 2020 on 5 November featured another three inspirational JA Alumni: Jennifer Crawley, UK Head of Business Management for Small Business Banking of HSBC UK; Karoli Hindriks, CEO & Founder of Jobbatical; and Charles Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Alpine Global. Moderated by Johan Andresen,…
October 21, 2020

FERD’s List 2020: What will it take for Europe to have more tech unicorns?

21 October, 2020 The first webinar to celebrate the FERD’s List 2020 on 21 October featured three inspirational JA Alumni: Joonas Ahola, Founder & CEO of MeetingPackage; Todor Gigilev, CEO of Dreamix; and Manouchehr Shamsrizi, Founder & CEO of RetroBrain. Moderated by Johan Andresen, Owner & Chairman FERD and Salvatore Nigro, CEO JA Europe, they discussed how Europe could have more tech unicorns. Brynhild Vinskei,…
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…