Jury 2009

Leila Akahloun

Leila Akahloun

Leila Akahloun is the Integrator for Africa Programs of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, an international development organization that identifies and invests in social entrepreneurs known as Ashoka Fellows. Her work with Ashoka is at the cutting edge of a dramatic transformation in social development whereby she is helping leading social entrepreneurs who are...

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Executive Vice President of the Ecosystem Finance and Markets Unit of Conservation International (CI) and co-chair of the Resource Management Group of Conservation International

Jennifer Morris has over 15 years experience in international conservation programme development with a specific focus on innovative financing, sustainable economic development and corporate partnerships. As Executive Vice President, Jennifer Morris is responsible for leading a team of 60 professionals to develop and implement conservation initiatives, which support...

Nicole Häusler

Nicole Häusler

Nicole Häusler has several years of experience as Tourism Consultant focusing on Tourism Human Resources Development and Training, Tourism Planning and Marketing, Networking and Association Management but also on Tourism & Poverty Reduction.  She lived for six years in Bangkok/Thailand and worked there as tourism consultant, study tour guide and travel...

Paul Laird

Paul Laird

Corporate Partnerships Manager, Earthwatch, Oxford, UK Paul Laird joined Earthwatch Institute (Europe) in November 2005 and works with Earthwatch’s corporate partners in the agriculture and forestry sectors, managing programmes with British American Tobacco and Syngenta in particular. As part of Earthwatch’s increasing focus on supporting organisational change in...

Juan Mayr Maldonado

Juan Mayr Maldonado

Juan Mayr has dedicated his life to the environment. Throughout his career, he has pursued an holistic and interdisciplinary vision at different levels of decision-making – local, national, regional and international - for the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity as the mainstay for cultural diversity, sustainable livelihoods and good governance. His capacity to...

Brian Milder

Brian Milder

Brian Milder, Director of Strategy & Innovation at Root Capital, coordinates organizational strategy and develops new markets and financial products for expanding Root Capital’s investment fund for small and growing rural businesses in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he served as Boston Site Director for Project HEALTH, a national nonprofit...

Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri

Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri

Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri is the Founder and Chief Innovations Officer of Patient Capital Partners Limited, an SME advisory and project development company. Kofi’s primary responsibility is to develop new markets and innovative business models for modern energy fuels and products for underserved communities in Africa. He is also Managing Director of Xpress Gas, a pioneer...

Sarah Timpson

Sarah Timpson

Senior Adviser on Community-based Initiatives, UNDP, New York City, USA. Sarah Timpson currently serves as Senior Adviser to UNDP on Community-based Initiatives, working with several UNDP programmes which support community action, including the Community Water Initiative and the Equator Initiative, where she chairs the Technical Advisory Committee. Prior to this,...

George Varughese

George Varughese

President, Development Alternatives Group, Delhi, India As a President of the Development Alternatives Group, an India-based NGO, Mr Varughese has co-ordinated or actively participated in nearly all the assignments undertaken by the group. He has conceptualised and spearheaded several of the organisation’s major initiatives, including the Community Led Environment...

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