Gwendell Mercelina Jr.
Consultant, Social Entrepreneur, and Performing Artist in Willemstad, Curaçao
Gwendell Mercelina Jr, also known as “Gwen” or “Wen”, was born in Willemstad, Curaçao.
Since birth a very active boy as athlete, model and performing artist, did everything he could full of energy and always prepared; characterized as a very ambitious, professional and charismatic young man.
In 2007 he finished the highest high school education in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean (VWO – Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) as the best graduate at a private school. Afterwards he studied Antillean Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles; until he finished his associate bachelor he did an abroad Bachelor's programme Media & Communications through Webster's University Leiden while he attended the private University of the Dutch Caribbean studying Marketing & International Management.
Gwendell has always been pretty well-known in his community as an actor, writer, poet, model, tv-host, master of ceremonies, trainer, athlete and also in several organizations as “Endemol” (Netherlands), Rainbow Push (Chicago), “Eenheid is Kracht” Foundation (Netherlands), Youth Outreach (Bonaire), Nationale Jeugd Instituut (Suriname), Junior Chamber International, Toastmasters International, Leo Club, and the most remarkable achievement in his career is until now the highest vote-getter of the Youth Parliament Elections in 2005, and the longest running President of the Youth Parliament of Curaçao “Hoben Goberna” from 2005 till 2010.
Next to all his activities, he got chosen as Youngster of the Year 2009, Top 5 Most Outstanding Men of Curaçao and got a Wheel of Perseverance Award from his neighborhood-platform.
Through all his years as President of the Youth Parliament and working on his international career he’s been promoting and working on projects of nation building through the youth.
Furthermore Gwendell is working now on his international career as social entrepreneur, actor, model, artist, producer, digital media consultant and philanthropist.
His goal is to make from his small management firm G!NIUS MANAGEMENT EMPIRE, a global service-management, multi-media and entertainment enterprise.
He hopes to bring with his work a positive effect in the development of his nation but also into every community of the world.