JCI London’s TOYP honourees awarded

JCI London’s TOYP honourees awarded

October 8, 2019 5:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As the Awards Ceremony is nearly upon us, JCI (Junior Chamber International) London proudly presents the winners of the “2019 JCI London Ten Outstanding Young People Award” (TOYP). This award is a prestigious local and international awards to recognise outstanding young professionals who excel and create positive change in their chosen fields.

JCI London honours five outstanding young people this year, and will have the opportunity to represent JCI London at JCI UK’s National Convention which is taking place in Belfast between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 November 2019. These winners exemplify the spirit of the JCI mission and provide extraordinary service to the Greater London community.

The winners come from a variety of backgrounds and they are between 18 to 40 years old. They have all been nominated in these categories:

  • Business & Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
  • Academic Leadership
  • Medical Innovation
  • Contribution to Human Rights
  • Personal Improvement/Accomplishment


The 2019 JCI London TOYP winners are:

Marko Solopek – Business & Entrepreneurial Accomplishment

For his incredible contributions to London’s economy through his work

with the Battersea Power Station (BPS) to transform it into a hotspot for business and culture

Dr Jajini Varghese – Medical Innovation

For her exceptional services to those suffering from Breast Cancer through research and reconstructive surgery. Find out more here

Simon Alexander Ong – Personal Accomplishment

For transforming not his career but also other individuals through his admirable coaching and development, creating young leaders in the community. Find out more here

Jillian Kowalchuk – Contribution to Human Rights

For promoting personal safety through her impressive street smart app Safe & the City designed to track anti-social behaviour. Find out more here

Tony Koutsombous – Academic Leadership

For his outstanding academic contributions through educating others on the important skills of debate, critical thinking and public speaking. Find out more here


Please join us at the award ceremony on Saturday, 12th October, 6.35pm at the Guildhall, Gresham St, EC2V 7HH, you will have the chance to meet the winners and hear about their stories! The event is open to both JCI members and guests. Sign up to the event here

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This post was written by Chantelle Nylander - Quartey

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