Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCI Malaysia) is a National Organization affiliated to Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide leadership development organization for young people aged 18 to 40 founded since 1915 in St Louis, US by Henry Giessenbier. Currently there are more than 70 JCI local organizations affiliated with JCI Malaysia, located in various states of Malaysia.
The Junior Chamber movement was introduced to Malaya in 1954. Junior Chamber in Sarawak and Junior Chamber in Sabah were affiliated to Junior Chamber International in 1956 and in 1963 respectively. On 11th October 1975, Junior Chamber Malaysia was formed with the signing of a Merger Agreement between the three separate national organizations in Kuala Lumpur. A Protem Board of Directors under the chairmanship of JCI Senator V T Nathan, Past President of Kuala Lumpur Junior Chamber was founded. This Protem Board was appointed to look into the registration of the new organization to be known as Junior Chamber Malaysia. In 1976 Junior Chamber Malaysia obtained temporary registration from the Registrar of Societies to operate. The 1st National Convention was held in 1976 itself in Kuala Lumpur. At this National Convention, JCI Senator George Chang was elected the First National President. about JCI Malaysia.
The JCI Malaysia National Board of Directors is managed by JCI members representing various local organisations, who are all volunteers and serve on a “1 year to lead” basis. The National Board of Directors is elected during the Annual National Convention held in October each year, and is supported by the JCI Malaysia Secretariat headquartered in Taman Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
To be the leading global network of young active citizens.
Ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in our communities around the world. In more than 5000 communities across nearly 120 countries, our members are recognized for embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity. We demonstrate passion and courage to address the most critical challenges of our time. We empower young people by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding enabling them to stand up, make informed decisions and lead their community to take concrete action for sustainable impact.