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.

Ajay Chaturvedi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HarVa

Alan Murray

Editor, Fortune Magazine

Andy Wales

Global VP Sustainability at AB InBev

Ann Starodaj

Director of Sustainability, Optoro

Cameron Hepburn

Economist and Professor of Environmental Economics, Oxford University

Carlo Ratti

Professor and Director, Senseable City Lab

Carlo Van Kemenade


Daniel Ritter

Partner, K&L Gates

Del Hudson

GM Innovation Scale and Partnerships, Nike

Dominic Waughray

Head of Public-Private Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

Dr Jennifer Holmgren

CEO, Lanzatech

Ellen MacArthur

Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Estelle Brachlianoff

Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia

Jaime Nack

Founder and President, Three Squares

Janez Potočnik

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

Jill Wyant

Executive Vice President & President, Global Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Life Sciences for Ecolab Inc.

John Atcheson

CEO, Stuffstr

John Warner

President, Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock

Karen Fang

Managing Director, Bank of America

Katherine Garrett-Cox

Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank

Kristin Rechberger

CEO, Dynamic Planet

Lila Preston

Partner, Generation Investment, Management LLP

Michael Lefenfeld

President and CEO, SiGNa Chemistry

Miniya Chatterji

Chief Sustainability Officer, Jindal Steel & Power Group Ltd.

Pat Dwyer

Founder & Director, The Purpose Business.

Peggy Liu

Chairperson, JUCCCE.

Professor Dajian Zhu

Professor and Director, Institute of Governance for Sustainability, Tongji University

Trisa Thompson

Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Dell Inc.

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.