Obenson Becomes the 22 nd Secretary General of Junior Chamber International ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, June 1, 2015 — Arrey Obenson, a native of Cameroon, who lives with his family in O’Fallon, MO, has been appointed secretary general of St. Louis-based JCI , a global service organization of nearly 200,000 young people in more than 120 countries worldwide. Obenson’s appointment was made by JCI President Ismail Haznedar and confirmed by the organization’s international General Assembly. Obenson becomes the 22 nd secretary general of the 100-year-old organization, which was founded in St. Louis in 1915. Obenson previously served as acting secretary general, and prior to that, deputy secretary general, a post he held since joining JCI’s world headquarters in 2002. As secretary general, he oversees the day-to-day management of the international organization. Obenson joined JCI in 1995 as a founding member of JCI Limbe Atlantic in Cameroon, where he held several leadership positions before starting work with the international organization. Before joining the JCI headquarters team in St. Louis, Obenson was an attorney in Cameroon, where he practiced civil litigation, criminal law, commercial transactions and international trade. He is a Barrister of Law and a current member of the Cameroon Bar Association. Obenson also holds a Master of Law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Through his appointment as JCI secretary general, Obenson said he will continue to use forward-thinking concepts to further the JCI Mission and help the organization continue to unite all sectors of society here and abroad to create sustainable impact. For more information , please contact Thomas D. Pagano, email@example.com , 314-602-7549
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The appointment came after the Secretary General Screening Committee reviewed applications and interviewed candidates.
Following this formal process, the committee recommended Obenson as the next JCI Secretary General. This recommendation was submitted to 2015 JCI President Ismail Haznedar who appointed Obenson to the position, which was then approved by the General Assembly, allowing for formal appointment of Obenson as JCI Secretary General.
Obenson has served as a member of the JCI World Headquarters team since 2002. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, Obenson served as Acting Secretary General, overseeing the management of the organization and the World Headquarters team based in St. Louis, USA.
Not only has Obenson been actively engaged as a member of the World Headquarters team, but he has also been a long-time member of JCI. Obenson first joined JCI in 1995 as a founding member of his JCI Local Organization, JCI Limbe Atlantic in his native Cameroon, where he held several leadership positions before starting work with the international organization.
Prior to joining the JCI World Headquarters team over a decade ago, Obenson served as an Associate in a legal firm in Cameroon, where most of his practice was based on civil litigation, criminal law, commercial transactions and international trade. He is a Barrister of Law and is a current member of the Cameroon Bar Association. Obenson holds a Master of Law from Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
Born in Limbe, Cameroon, Obenson currently resides in St. Louis, USA with his wife Victorine and their sons Asher and Eli. He remains actively engaged with local community affairs, and is fluent in English and French.
Through his appointment as JCI Secretary General, Obenson will continue to utilize forward-thinking concepts to further the JCI Mission as well as make movements to help JCI be the organization that unites all sectors of society to create sustainable impact.
source / JCI Kumba / JCI Cameroon
This week, they would like to highlight one of our biggest partners in Cameroon! They have been working closely with Junior Chamber International (JCI). Their mission? To create positive change in the world. It’s that simple.
You can see the direct correlation with our both mission and vision. Three of CFDP members, who serve as executives of the newly-revived Kumba chapter, attended the National JCI Conference in Buea, Cameroon this past weekend. It’s safe to say, the Kumba Chapter of JCI is back!