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As AIESEC reaches it’s seventh decade, each year in this decade has posed a unique opportunity for the organization to further its mandate and vision. Here is what each Global President can say about the generation of AIESECers that have made an impact to this world: The financial crisis of 2008 unleashed a wave of unemployment, intolerance and conflict around the world that we are still suffering from today. Our generation was a light through the storm. Despite all odds, we connected and delivered on our promise to enable thousands of young people to become a better version of themselves while clearing the path to achieve the 2010 goals. I hope our endless search for purpose has made us realize that it is the change from within that makes the world a better place. Juan Cajiao - AIESEC Global President, 2008-09 Impact.Gen2010 - this generation was characterized by smart, savvy, strong, fast, young professionals. This was a year when sharing and making decisions in a virtual context became a reality - as AIESEC hosted a virtual legislation meeting. Discussions about linking Exchange and Leadership (X + L) experiences, and reinforcing the importance that the organization had a role in creating leaders the word needs. This was a time when society faced several global issues that highlighted our interdependence, such global health outbreaks (swine flu crisis). A time when the AI team faced challenged around the website crashing, office tiles falling, visa delays and denials, Bangladesh-Syria border crossing and the Tunisia bus crash. It was also a time when the team came together and bonded at events such as international women’s day, Friday 5, and a memorable team transition party.

Aman Jain AIESEC Global President, 2009-10 “Fulfilling the promise, Unleashing our future” - the stand that guided thousands of AIESECers during 2010-2011. It was a year of improving & inventing; a year of closing & starting new chapters. A term where we celebrated the achievement of 2010 goals, backed by a strong financial & growth performance. A sense of achievement that empowered the network to cocreate not only a new ambition towards 2015, but also a BHAG (Big Hairy Ambitious Goal) to engage and develop every young person in the world. This has set the path for millions to embody the AIESEC values and become agents of positive change. Hugo Pereira - AIESEC Global President, 2010-11 It was the year where we boldly started walking towards 2015 ambition. It was a year to challenge the status quo, simplify and excel towards new goals. In one year AIESEC hit yet another milestone providing over 20,000 young people opportunities to live the culture and make the impact through AIESEC various exchange programs abroad. It was a remarkable moment for all of us to witness. Tetiana Mykhailiuk AIESEC Global President, 2011-12 39

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