Jury 2016

Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar

Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

As the Additional Secretary in the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, Dr. Kumar responsible for coordinating the Digital India programme. This includes coordinating with concerned Ministries/State Governments/agencies in public and private sector for development of policies/frameworks and implementation of projects for three key...

Antoine Horellou

Antoine Horellou

Founder, BOPS - Base of the Pyramid Solutions Graduated in 2006 with two masters degrees (entrepreneurship and economic development), Antoine founded BOPS - Base of the Pyramid Solutions in 2015 with the aim of boosting social innovations at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) through advices, advocacy, funds, and operations on the field. BOPS focuses on market-based...

Anubhav Kapoor

Anubhav Kapoor

General Counsel,Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Sustainability and CSR, Tata Technologies

Anubhav Kapoor is Tata Technologies’ General Counsel and Company Secretary and is based out of Pune. Anubhav is responsible for Tata Technologies’ global legal, IP, regulatory compliance and corporate governance practices and policies. He is passionate about innovation and IPR and also heads the Corporate Sustainability and CSR practices globally. Anubhav has about...

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...

Crispin Rapinet - Chairman

Crispin Rapinet - Chairman

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...

Daisy Kambalame-Kalima

Daisy Kambalame-Kalima

Country Coordinator - IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Malawi and Mozambique Daisy is a trained economist and business counseling expert with more than 15 years’ experience in strategic program development for sustainable development. Currently working as the Country Coordinator for the IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative in Malawi and Mozambique. Daisy joined...

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...

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...

Jovin Hurry

Jovin Hurry

Strategist for SMEs, Mauritius/Singapore Jovin Hurry has spent the last 15 years studying, living and working in Africa (Mauritius), Asia and Europe in the field of sustainability, business and learning and development. 

As a strategist, he is enthusiastic at probing entrepreneurs, in life-size simulations, at how they negotiate around core sustainability...

Joyce Kyalema

Joyce Kyalema

Founder and CEO - JOSMAK International (U) Ltd, Uganda Joyce Kyalema is a gender activist and woman entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of JOSMAK International (U) Ltd, a 2013 SEED Winner from Uganda. Joyce further serves as Executive Director of the Rural Women and Youth Development Organization (RWYDO), an organization she founded to organize vulnerable youth...

Karon Shaiva

Karon Shaiva

Karon Shaiva, Chief Impact Officer & Managing Director, Idobro, India Karon Shaiva is a social entrepreneur, columnist, writer, lecturer, speaker and trainer. As Chief Impact Officer & Managing Director of Idobro, she has committed to take Action that enables Women, Social and Green enterprises to access markets, build capacity, create linkages and deliver...

Katherine Lucey

Katherine Lucey

Chief Executive Officer and Founder - Solar Sister, Uganda After a 20 year career as an investment banker with expertise in the energy sector, Katherine retired from banking and turned her attention to finding a sustainable solution to the energy poverty that causes suffering to a quarter of the world’s population. Katherine determined that a practical, grassroots,...

Namita Vikas

Namita Vikas

Group President & Managing Director and Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank Ltd

Namita Vikas spearheads YES BANK’s Climate Action, Green Financing and Sustainable Development agenda. As part of the top management team, she is instrumental in delivering on YES BANK’s vision of being the finest quality large Bank in India by 2020. Under her visionary guidance the Bank has assumed a leadership position in sustainability and green banking...

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 -...

Naveen Jha

Naveen Jha

Chief Executive Officer, Deshpande Foundation

Naveen Jha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Deshpande Foundation, India. He has been with the foundation since its inception in India bringing a vision of enabling local solutions through a bottom-up approach. Naveen is passionate about mentoring youth who are interested in social entrepreneurship. This has led to the launch of several highly successful...

Olivia Vent

Olivia Vent

Olivia Vent is one of the initiators of A Global Marketing Partnerships for SRI Indigenous Rice, one of the first five SEED Winners in 2005. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Olivia worked almost 20 years as a communications specialist with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), before becoming Director of...

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...

Sameer Unhale

Sameer Unhale

Commissioner, Nanded Waghala Municipal Corporation, India and Director, Clean India Campaign - Maharashtra

Sameer Unhale is a practitioner in Urban affairs dealing with Urban Infrastructure, water and Sanitation , Poverty Alleviation   & Smart Urban Governance. He is currently Working as the Municipal Commissioner , Nanded Municipal Corporation , India. He has earlier worked as the Mission Director of the Swaach Maharashtra Mission (Clean India Campaign), State...

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...

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,...

Scott Overdyke

Scott Overdyke

Senior Programs and Planning Manager - Root Capital  Scott is the Senior Programs and Planning Manager at Root Capital where he supports the organization's lending, advisory and field building research and development. Prior to Root Capital, Scott was a consultant with FSG where he helped companies design shared value strategies to drive financial, social and...

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