AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national/social origin. Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organization can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders. As for example one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland. AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) was originally an acronym coming from French. Standing for “Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales”. AIESEC is no longer used as an acronym but simply as the name of the organization. Members of AIESEC are known as “AIESECers.” AIESEC is a global network of young leaders under the age of 30, collectively striving to better ourselves and the communities around us. We are passionate about world issues, leadership development, cultural understanding and experiential learning. The organization spans +100 countries and territories in total. In all of those every aspect of AIESEC’s operations are managed by students and recent graduates. We have operated in this way since our inception, making us uniquely “by young people, for young people”, for over 65 years. The global leadership teams are elected by the membership annually.