HSBC head appointed to Junior Achievement board

Tuesday 3 December 2019

HSBC’s Jaime Amoedo, Head of Commercial Banking and Senior Manager in the Isle of Man, has been appointed to the board of local educational charity, Junior Achievement.

The Bank has had a strong relationship with Junior Achievement for more than four years, actively supporting a variety of the charity’s initiatives and activities. Earlier this year, HSBC signed a three-year community partnership agreement to be the sole sponsor of the Junior Achievement Company Programme, which gives hundreds of students each year the opportunity to prepare for their working life through the experience of running their own company, supported by a volunteer business mentor.

Jaime has had a key part to play in the Bank’s support of the charity. In March, he presented the Junior Achievement Company Programme Awards and has volunteered for a number of other future commitments with the charity. These include joining judging panels for charity’s Company Programme and Pitch It! initiatives.

Jaime will also be utilising his passion for walking when he joins Junior Achievement’s El Camino de Santiago trek next year to raise funds for the charity.

Commenting on his appointment, Jaime said: ‘I’m delighted to have been appointed to the board of Junior Achievement and I very much look forward to working alongside fellow board members including the charity’s Chief Executive, Sue Cook, and Simon Nicholas from KPMG, who I know is as passionate about the charity as we are.

‘Junior Achievement has a hugely important role to play in ensuring young people in the Isle of Man gain the right education and opportunities to reach their full potential in life. This aligns perfectly with HSBC’s core focus on education and young people, because we know that with the right support anyone can achieve their dreams. In addition to the various awards and competitions I’ll be involved in, I’m looking forward to training for next year’s charity trek which will be raising money for a very worthy cause.’

Sue Cook, Chief Executive of Junior Achievement said: ‘I am delighted that Jaime has joined the board. His business expertise and abiding passion for our work will strengthen our ambition to develop the next generation of employees and entrepreneurs.’

Junior Achievement is an educational charity that each academic year runs classroom-based programmes to help more than 5,500 students in the Isle of Man make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling them to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.

To find out more about the work of Junior Achievement visit jaiom.im, follow Junior Achievement Isle of Man on Facebook and Instagram or contact Sue Cook, sue.cook@jaiom.im, 666266.