Moreno Jackson was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, in 1990. He received the Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the ADEK University, Paramaribo, Suriname, in 2013, and his MBA in Innovation and Technology from the Poly Technical Institute of Suriname in collaboration with the University of Twente, Netherlands in 2017. In 2012 he was the lead electrical student from the ADEK University of Suriname at the Renewable energy conference in Leeuwaarden, Netherlands. His team was able to take the second prize after taking part at a highly competitive Solar car racing tournament. Since March 2013, he has been working for N.V. Energie Bedrijven Suriname, where he fulfills the position of System Electrical Engineer. In this role, he is working on DMS, OMS, GIS, ERP and DSCADA systems, to increase the flexibility and reliability of the distribution network. In 2016 he was recognized as one of the 250 Young Leaders of the Americas by former President Barack Obama in the United States of America. Moreno was also part of the selected team to experience the former President’s last international speech at the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru. In 2017 Moreno founded Act Now Foundation, a local NGO which contributes to planning and execution of inclusive and tailored made community development programs. In the same year, he also fulfilled the role of Local President of JCI Nilom. Since 2018 Moreno is also a certified leadership facilitator for the Caribbean region at Leadership Management International Inc. In that role, he facilitates the 100 Champions of Suriname program. A program specifically designed to support young professionals in the development of their “soft” or as he refers to as fundamental skills. Early 2020, Moreno launched TalentHUB Suriname, a platform to support individuals from socially deprived neighborhoods in discovering, developing and guiding their talent. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Moreno led a community response program “Surinamese for Surinamese”, where he donated food packages to 300 families which were amongst the most heavily impacted ones. Since June 2020, Moreno is the program manager of Startup Huddle Paramaribo, a platform that provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their business concept with a broad audience and receive valuable feedback. In 2021 Moreno won an international AEIF grant to host a women entrepreneurship training, FLIRS, which focuses on developing women from the rural area in Suriname.