2017 Judges

An esteemed judging panel, drawn from the Young Global Leader community and leading experts across business and civil society, will review applications using a set judging criteria.

Disclaimer: All categories are judged independently by a distinct subset of the Judging Panel and strict care is taken to avoid any personal or professional conflicts of interest in each of the categories. We maintain a rigorous and transparent adjudication process.

Ajay Chaturvedi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HarVa - Investor Award Category

Carlo Ratti

Professor and Director, Senseable City Lab - Public Sector Award Category

Carlo Van Kemenade

COO, DLL - Investor Award Category

Daniel Ritter

Partner, K&L Gates - Public Sector Award Category

Dominic Waughray

Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum - Multinational Award Category

Dr Jennifer Holmgren

CEO, Lanzatech - Digital Disruptor Award Category

Ellen MacArthur

Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation - Multinational Award Category

Gabrielle Giner

Head of Sustainable Business Policy - Digital Disruptor Award Category

Ian Nolan

Director, Circularity Capital - Investor and SME Award Category

Jaime Nack

Founder and President, Three Squares - Public Sector Award Category

Janez Poto─Źnik

Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel, Former EU Commissioner for Environment - Leadership Award Category

Jill Wyant

Executive VP & President, Global Food & Beverage - Digital Disruptor Award Category

John Atcheson

CEO, Stuffstr - Digital Disruptor Award Category

John Casey

Senior VP Communications - Investor Award Category

Katherine Garrett-Cox

Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank - Investor Award Category

Kristin Rechberger

CEO, Dynamic Planet - Public Sector Award Category

Lila Preston

Partner, Generation Investment, Management LLP - Investor Award Category

Michael Lefenfeld

President and CEO, SiGNa Chemistry - SME Award Category

Miniya Chatterji

Chief Sustainability Officer, Jindal Steel & Power Group Ltd - Multinational Award Category

Nate Morris

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rubicon - Digital Disruptor Award Category

Pat Dwyer

Founder & Director, The Purpose Business - SME Award Category

Professor Dajian Zhu

Professor and Director, Institute of Governance for Sustainability, Tongji University - Public Sector Award Category

Ryan Gellert

General Manager, EMEA - SME Award Category

Trisa Thompson

Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Dell Inc - People's Choice Entrepreneur Award Category

William McDonough

Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation - Multinational Award Category

Disclaimer: All categories are judged independently by a distinct subset of the Judging Panel and strict care is taken to avoid any personal or professional conflicts of interest in each of the categories. We maintain a rigorous and transparent adjudication process.