Posted By admin |07 Aug 2016


Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be introducing you to our council members! This time, we're speaking to our Local President, Celestine Onomo

Council team » 12087089_908124182589794_3302963158041519210_o.jpgWhich chamber are you a member of? Southampton

How long have you been a JCI member? 19 months

What made you join? I heard about JCI when I was at University and was encouraged by lecturer and the employability to join to broaden my network. I also wanted to gain new skills and meet new people.

What is the most interesting JCI event you've been to and why? Without any hesitation, JCI European Conference. My answer would probably have been different a few months back but now that I had a taste I can’t get enough. The European convention was the place to be with people coming from all around Europe and the world, lot of knowledge exchange and ways to push yourself, meeting old friends and making some more and amazing parties.

Had JCI presentted any unusual/interesting opportunities? Too many! The most recent one was my invitation to the American Embassy to celebrate 240th US Independence. The opportunity was given to JCI members to join a program for Young Leaders in the UK.

What is your job/career/profession/business? I’m an E-commerce & CRM Executive Northern Europe & MEA

Has JCI had any impact on your job/career/profession/business? Yes, by becoming last year Marketing Director for JCI I was able to learn new things that I put in practice at work such as HTLM..I do love HTML now..

Who is a leader you admire? My brother!A famous one..Nelson Mandela!

What is your proudest achievement? Being the youngest permanent member of the whole EMEA Marketing Team

If we came to your home and looked inside your refrigerator, what would we see? Cheese..French cliché

What is a good weekend to you? 1 day out, 1 day In

Tell us something crazy/dangerous/inspiring/unusual you have done! Dangerous: I stood up in front of a crowd of German people during France – Germany a few weeks back singing the French Germany. Inspiring: I’m doing mentorship with students to help them in the future careers. Crazy: Everyone knows that I don’t do crazy things or perhaps I will just keep quiet on that one. Unusual: I travel with two luggages: One for my shoes, one for my clothes. Apparently, it’s not common so I guess it fits the unusual box.