Junior Achievement board elected

Junior Achievement announced the election of its new board for the 2012/13 year.

At the board’s first meeting of the year, Paul Byles was re-elected as president and expressed his gratitude to fellow board members and the corporate sponsors that made the past year a success.

“Last year, Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands celebrated its 20th anniversary and it was one of our most successful ever, with the highest participation in every one of our programmes,” Mr. Byles said. “The board is especially grateful to the many sponsors and volunteers who made last year such a success.”

Mr. Byles said JA of the Cayman Islands has an objective to improve on student participation levels during the coming year.

“In addition to looking at ways to improve on our existing programmes and achieving even higher levels of student participation, I am hopeful that we will be able to secure additional corporate sponsorship including our corporate ambassadors programme for the period 2012 through 2014. We are going to be very active in our search and hopefully that we can achieve some further success in this area over the coming months,” he said.

Mr. Byles welcomed new members to the board, including Giorgio Subiotto of Ogiers, Chris Saunders of HSBC and Jennie Pachaco, a JA alumna who will spearhead JA’s alumni initiative.