Asheesh Advani

President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide

Graduate, Wharton School and Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar). Technology entrepreneur. JA Canada alumnus first exposed to entrepreneurship as a teenager participating in JA programmes. Former: Consultant, Monitor Group; then with World Bank and Thomson Reuters; Chief Executive Officer, Covestor (acquired by Interactive Brokers) and CircleLending (acquired by Virgin Group). Currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, one of the largest youth services organizations in the world. With offices in over 100 countries, JA serves more than 10 million young people annually with programmes designed to create pathways to employability. JA has over 110 million living alumni worldwide, including many successful job creators and business owners. Experiences as an entrepreneur and leader were chronicled in case studies at Babson College and at Harvard Business School.

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