History of JCI Dublin


Junior Chamber International (JCI) is the largest worldwide organization for young leaders and entrepreneurs, founded in the United States in 1944 by Henry Giessenbier Jr. At the time, it was an alliance of various active youth organizations looking to connect in order to address the main issues of the day- in particular active citizenship, global values and the World Wars. Since it’s foundation, JCI grew rapidly- first to Canada and the United Kingdom, then around the globe- where it has become the largest young professionals platform of the world, currently numbering over 200’000 members and aims to create positive change and empower the leaders of tomorrow.

JCI Dublin is one of the oldest chapters of this global organization here in Ireland, having been founded in 1957 with J.S. Leeson as it’s first President. The organization was historically housed in the famous Dublin Chamber of Commerce on Clare Street for the majority of its existence. 57 years onwards, JCI Dublin is a vibrant and worldly chapter still living in the spirit of JCI’s mission to “be better” and form the leaders and active citizens of our future.


JCI Dublin Presidents

Theresa Cahill
2017 JCI Dublin President


“Together We Can”

Ronan Neacy
2016 JCI Dublin President

Ronan Neacy President

“Together We Can”

Laura Enache
2015 JCI Dublin President

Laura Enache

“Live Learn Give”

Julien Gay-de-Montella
2014 JCI Dublin President

“Let’s Make it Happen”

Laurynas Binderis
2013 JCI Dublin President

“The Startup of You”

Jani Hirvonen
2012 JCI Dublin President
Christophe Lascor
2011 JCI Dublin President
Laura Borlea
2010 JCI Dublin President
Michelle-Daly Hayes
2009 JCI Dublin President JCI Senator
Kevin Guerin
2008 JCI Dublin President