Meet the new JA Alumni Honoris

JA Alumni Honoris brings together former active JA Alumni with a common wish to continue supporting the alumni networks. This year 8 new members have accepted the offer to join. All known for their commitment and engagement in the alumni network. Here they are:


Dejan Marković - Belgrade, Serbia

Consumer Segment Expert at Telenor Serbia

Co-founder of Serbian alumni network (2009) and NC between 2011-2015. Host of several NC meetings. Enthusiastic supporter of European network.


Oda Ellingsen, Ph.D. – Ålesund, Norway

IP Manager at Kongsberg Maritime

Active alumni and successful entrepreneur.


Jovan Djukic - Cologne, Germany (originally from Serbia)

Category Manager at Eurowings Digital

Co-founder of Serbian alumni network. Active in European events over many years.


Bastian Zarske Bueno – Berne, Switzerland

Head Group Corporate Ventures at Swiss Prime Site

Recipient of first ever JA Alumni Leadership Award and active in Swiss alumni network since 2012. Vice President of the European alumni board from 2015-2017. Sidelines include Consulting, Coaching & Public Speaking.


Etienne Hupp - Zurich, Switzerland

Private Equity Investment Associate

Former member of the European Alumni Board (Country Manager) and previously involved with the Swiss Alumni network as well as with the creation of the alumni network in the UK.


Sarah Rapp - Malta (originally from Germany)

Global Alumni Community Manager at JA Worldwide

President of the European board. Active in the European board and in the German network for years.


Daniil Golubev - Barcelona, Spain (originally from Estonia)

Creative Design Lead at Devex
Former member of the European board. Communications Manager from 2016-2017. Led the creation and launch of the unified JA Alumni Europe branding. Chairman of JA Alumni Estonia.


Matěj Kapošváry - Ostrava, Czech Republic

CMO at Shopsys

Served 5 years on the board of JA Alumni Czech, 3 of them as President. Then spent 2 years serving on the JA Alumni Europe board as Vice-President. Conference Manager of the JAAC16 in Prague

The Honoris admission process has been opened up for people to apply, and for JA to nominate candidates . New members are welcomed twice a year in the Autumn and Spring. If you would like to nominate someone please use this link.