JA Worldwide Staff

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Meet the staff that leads JA’s global initiatives, serving more than ten million young entrepreneurs in more than 100 countries.


Asheesh Advani

President & CEO, JA Worldwide Asheesh is a JA alumnus and lifelong social innovator with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Akef Aqrabawi

President & CEO, INJAZ Al-Arab As Middle East & North Africa CEO for Junior Achievement Worldwide, INJAZ Al-Arab, Akef brings over 17 years of experience in educational leadership and management.

Elizabeth Bintliff

CEO, JA Africa As JA Africa President, Elizabeth oversees and provides strategic direction for JA operations in 17 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

Brandie Conforti

Global Chief Development Officer, JA Worldwide Brandie Conforti comes to JA Worldwide with a deep understanding of fundraising in the nonprofit sector, a wealth of existing partner relationships, and a passion for JA’s mission.

Caroline Jenner

CEO, JA Europe, and Global Head of Regional Growth and Development, JA Worldwide Caroline began her career as an entrepreneur—running her own private language school in Bratislava, Slovakia, in the early 1990s.

Jack E. Kosakowski

President & CEO, JA USA Starting as a student in the Junior Achievement program in Toledo, Ohio, Jack attended the University of Toledo on a Junior Achievement scholarship.

Vivian Lau

President, JA Asia Pacific Vivian possesses a proven track record in starting, growing, managing, and restructuring corporations and non-governmental organization.

Leo Martellotto

President, JA Americas A native of Cordoba, Argentina, Leonardo began his career with Junior Achievement as an intern at the Cordoba chapter and quickly rose to become its Executive Director.

Tere Stouffer

Global Head of Marketing, JA Worldwide Tere is an award-winning marketing professional, bestselling editor, author of 20+ books, and former systems engineer.

Margie Wang

COO & CFO, JA Worldwide Before joining JA Worldwide, Margie was Vice President, Finance Services and Technology, for Girl Scouts of the USA.