Junior Chamber International (JCI) World President Kentaro Harada is the 65th World President of JCI. A Japanese citizen, Kentaro Harada will visit Sri Lanka on 23 and 24 August on official visit.
He will make visits to local chapters, JCI projects in Sri Lanka and JCI members and Senators in Sri Lanka. He will also make visits to TOYP winners of Sri Lanka, company directors and Government ministers and officers in Sri Lanka.
Harada holds a Bachelor of Law from Waseda University. He has also earned a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University Extension School.
Harada serves as the President of Harada Kogyo Co., Ltd., a steel processing firm specialising in steel coils and furniture manufacturing and transportation.
JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organisation of young active citizens of ages 18 to 40 dedicated to creating positive change.
Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems to create a sustainable global impact.
JCI in Sri Lanka was established in 1955. JCI Sri Lanka has contributed immensely towards the development and recognition of youth talent in Sri Lanka.
Projects such as Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) and Leadership in Action seminar series have received much local and international recognition.
JCI Sri Lanka has about 500 members spread all over the country.