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Happy Birthday, JAKALA!

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Published on January 22, 2024

Founded in 2000, JAKALA has evolved into a thriving global community of more than 3,000 members. In this new video, our Founder and Chairman Matteo de Brabant, alongside the CEO Stefano Pedron, share JAKALA's core values and aspirations: global growth, entrepreneurship, and togetherness.

Today marks a great milestone in JAKALA’s shared history: the celebration of our twenty-fourth birthday. This very special moment invites all of us to reflect on the origins that set us on this incredible adventure.

Our narrative begins with a shared genesis, rooted in the Scout group experience of our Founder and Chairman, Matteo de Brabant. A memorable journey that inspired the name JAKALA, drawn from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book crocodile. This name would one day evolve into a pivotal aspect of our collective story.

The path to success was neither quick nor easy. Starting with four individuals, today JAKALA stands as a thriving community embracing over 3,000 members from various corners of the globe, with a presence in 20 countries and serving over 900 customers.

Today, JAKALA is actively formulating a global strategic plan to ensure that each talent receives due recognition, fostering a workspace where every contribution is acknowledged and rewarded. Beyond individual achievements, the endeavor aspires to strengthen our unity as a team, reinforcing the collaborative ethos that defines JAKALA.

«I think the three words that best represent JAKALA are “growth”, “entrepreneurship” and people», says Matteo de Brabant, «But, on top of that, there are also two key ingredients: balance and lightness. The word “together” is also crucial because it truly places people at the center».

But being together is much more than just standing side by side, it’s about sharing the same goals, the same dreams. As individuals we are strong, but together we have infinite potential.

«We have one of the most ambitious projects on the market today», says Stefano Pedron, Chief Executive Officer of JAKALA. «A trajectory we’ve been taking for years, with one clear goal: making a once small Italian company a global leader, aspiring to be among the top five players worldwide».

Commitment and determination are the driving force behind JAKALA’s success. Together, we are becoming the place to be, where diversity isn't just acknowledged but celebrated as a valuable asset.

«We need to be highly appealing for the young generations», adds Stefano Pedron. «Not only they are the future of our company, but they are also the vital energy that allows us to constantly nurture our client proposition».

As we look into the future that stands before us, let’s shape JAKALA into a professional home that we can proudly call our own.

In this journey, our unity and shared aspirations will continue to be the driving force propelling us forward.

Happy Birthday, JAKALA!


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