Jury 2010

Helmy Abouleish

Helmy Abouleish

Managing Director, SEKEM Holding, Egypt Helmy Abouleish - Graduate of Faculty of Commerce, Major in Business Administration of Cairo University and Marketing Diploma of American University in Cairo - is deeply involved in the development of SEKEM - an initiative started 1977 in the Egyptian desert striving for sustainable development in the fields of economy, culture...

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...

Walter Baets

Walter Baets

Professor of Business Administration, Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa. Walter R. J. Baets is Director of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town, and Unesco Chair in Education for Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Euromed Management, Marseille.  Before joining Euromed Management, he...

Nancy Chege

Nancy Chege

National Coordinator - GEF Small Grants Programme, Kenya Ms. Nancy Chege is currently the National Coordinator of the Kenya GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) of UNDP; a position she has held since 2006. Prior to joining the team at the GEF SGP, Nancy worked for a range of environmental organizations in the US and in Kenya; these include the Worldwatch Institute -...

Elisea Bebet G Gozun

Elisea Bebet G Gozun

Elisea “Bebet” G. Gozun, is the former Secretary (Minister) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines. In 2007, she was recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the Champion of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific (together with Al Gore who was named the Champion of the Earth for North America). An activist who...

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...

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London, UK Richard is a partner in the London office of the law firm Hogan Lovells and is a member of their corporate finance group. Richard has practised law for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in corporate finance, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, demergers, joint ventures and...

Alejandro Litovsky

Alejandro Litovsky

Alejandro Litovsky is the Director of the Volans Innovation Lab, at Volans Ventures in London. He works with business, investors, governments and entrepreneurs in developing and scaling solutions to social, environmental and governance challenges. He has led the design and implementation of collaborative innovation projects for over ten years in countries like Tanzania,...

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...

Kirsten Spainhower

Kirsten Spainhower

Kirsten has a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and Masters in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She works with the Development Marketplace, a competitive grant program that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects with high potential for...

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,...

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