Jury 2014

SEED is extremely grateful to the SEED International Jury – an independent panel of experts in various fields of sustainable development, who have kindly given their time to help identify the most promising partnerships from the many applications received each year. To ensure consistency of approach, the Jury always contains several Jurors from previous years.
Bert van Nieuwenhuizen

Bert van Nieuwenhuizen

Chief Technical Advisor - African Biogas Partnership Development Programme, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Nairobi, Kenya Bert has worked in finance and enterprise development for more than 30 years in both advisory and management positions in East and Southern Africa, the Balkans, and the Netherlands. He has been involved in a wide range of capacity...

Catalina Alvarez Morato

Catalina Alvarez Morato

Catalina María ALVAREZ has a BA in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia, in Bogotá, and an MBA in Business Administration, from United Business Institutes, in Brussels, Belgium. She is currently the sub director of the "Colombia Clean Energy Program”, implemented by Tetra Tech Es Inc. with funding from the Agency for...

Crispin Rapinet

Crispin Rapinet

Commercial litigation partner at Hogan Lovells

Crispin is a commercial litigation partner at Hogan Lovells, based in London with particular expertise in international and cross-border litigation arising out of insolvency, fraud and asset recovery situations. From 1998 to 2003 Crispin was based in the firm's Hong Kong office as one of the resident commercial litigation partners there and Managing Partner of the...

David Sher

David Sher

David Sher is the Investment Director at ERM’s Low Carbon Enterprise Fund, a mission-driven venture capital fund focused on for-profit companies with strong environmental impact. At the LCEF, David is responsible for originating and structuring investments in early stage ventures and supporting our portfolio across South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. David...

Douglas Kativu

Douglas Kativu

Head of Global Reporting Initiative Focal Point South Africa Douglas heads the Global Reporting Initiative Focal Point South Africa responsible for advancing GRI's mission in southern Africa and other key target markets on the continent. Before taking up the substantive position with GRI, Douglas served on the GRI Stakeholder Council for 5 years. Douglas has more than...

François Bonnici

François Bonnici

Director

Dr François Bonnici, Director, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa François is the founding Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the leading university and business school in...

Gisele Yitamben

Gisele Yitamben

President, Association for the Support of Women Entrepreneurs, Cameroon Gisele Yitamben is an economist by training, is a dynamic leader and expert on entrepreneurship development, information and communication technology and gender equality. She is the founder and President of the Association for the Support of Women Entrepreneurship, best known by its French acronym...

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...

Jane Kisakye

Jane Kisakye

Independent Senior Advisor on Environment Conservation and Community Development, Uganda Jane Kisakye is a freelance consultant in environment conservation and community development.  In the past, she worked with the following grant-making programs:  the environment project of the Nile Basin Initiative; the Public-Private Alliance Grants Program for Land...

Jeff Felten

Jeff Felten

Managing Director Tanzania, Camco Clean Energy, Tanzania Mr. Felten is a specialist in climate change, in designing and implementing business and industry development interventions, particularly in the “clean” energy sector (renewable energy and energy efficiency). He has been instrumental in introducing a variety of new technologies into different markets...

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...

Leticia Greyling

Leticia Greyling

Senior Lecturer Rhodes University: Grahamstown, South Africa (responsible for sustainability integration) Having graduated with two M.Sc. degrees before completing her MBA, her professional experience has been in the corporate environment.  Until 2010, she was based in Johannesburg with South Africa’s ports authority head office, heading up the national...

Lucy Aviles

Lucy Aviles

Independent Senior Advisor on Rural Development, Gender Mainstreaming and Social Impact Assessment, Bolivia / Germany Dennis Lucy Avilés Irahola was born in Bolivia and obtained her Doctoral degree on Development Studies in Bonn, Germany. Her academic education and more than 13 years of work experience include agricultural, environmental and political sciences and...

Patricio Sande

Patricio Sande

President, Scientific Research Association of Mozambique Patricio Sanders is an engineer by profession and is the president of the Scientific Research Association of Mozambique (ACIMO). He holds a master degree in Engineering specializing in Computer Complexes, Systems and Computer Networks at the Technical University of Civil Aviation of Latvia. He is involved with...

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...

Phillip Bohwasi

Phillip Bohwasi

Executive Director, Zimbabwe Opportunities Industrialization Center, Zimbabwe Phillip BOHWASI is an accomplished Senior Social Worker, Business Enterprise and Community Facilitator, Trainer and a Development Consultant. He has worked with a number of international NGOs including the Redd Barna, Otto Bennecke Foundation, the EU and HIVOS Foundation as a Development and...

Saphira Patel

Saphira Patel

Saphira’s areas of expertise lie in sustainability reporting, development evaluation, environmental resource management and the provision of environmental, social and sustainability risk advisory services to the development finance sector.  She has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning as well as an Honours degree in Environmental and Geographical...

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