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The Judges

The judges for the European Business Awards are listed below. You can learn more about them by clicking on their photo.

Judges are invited to participate in the competition based on their experience, business acumen and expertise. Each panel includes different nationalities and they are naturally well-versed in the cultural aspects of each of the finalists' countries.

They are independent and receive no personal or financial benefit from their participation, You can find out more about how we select our judges by reading this blog.

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  • Chairman of Judges (FCIM, ACII, FICSI, Chartered Marketer)

    PHILIP FORREST

  • General Manager, Island Hotels Group Holdings

    ADRIAN ATTARD

  • Human Resources Director Europe, Diageo

    ALBERT HAKKERS

  • Partner and co-founder, Galenicum Health SL

    ALEJANDRO OLLÉ

  • Chairman and CEO, Arista Maritime Inc., parent company of Arista Shipping, a vessel management company

    ALEXANDER P. PANAGOPULOS

  • Co-founder, COO and CEO, Voyage Prive Group

    ALEXANDRE FONTAINE

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR, ROTA SA

    ALEXIS LAGOUDAKIS

  • Executive Director of ESADE University Program

    ALFRED VERNIS

  • Executive Director, EXPRESS – Kalofolias Publishing Printing S.A.

    ALINDA D. KALOFOLIAS

  • CEO, Metals & Mining, Yildirim Group

    ALP MALAZGIRT

  •  Assistant Head and Professor of Operations Management within Brunel Business School, Brunel University

    AMIR M. SHARIF

  • Global Director, BP Target Neutral

    ANDREA ABRAHAMS

  • Interim Executive Director - International Chamber of Commerce UK

    ANDREW WILSON

  • Vice President, Strategy & Marketing - CSC

    ANGELA BOWLAND

  • Vice-President, Managing Director, ANKOL Sp. z o.o.

    ANNA KOLISZ

  • Chairman & CEO of the Executive Board, SOJA DE PORTUGAL

    ANTÓNIO ISIDORO

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, LAMDA Hellix

    APOSTOLOS KAKKOS

  • Honurary Consul of Greece and Owner

    ARUTRO BIZZARRO

  • Innovation Coordinator,Eczacıbaşı Holding

    ATA SELÇUK

  • Azam Ali - Principle Lecturer, Programme Director, MA Pathways Management and Human Resources - Regent's University London

    AZAM ALI

  • Head of Department, Principal Lecturer, GSM London

    BABAWANDE SHEBA

  • CEO, Turkcell Global Bilgi A.Ş.

    BAHADIR PEKKAN

  • Founder, Deulcom International

    BAYBARS ALTUNTAS

  • Owner, Benjamin Muscat Consultant

    BENJAMIN MUSCAT

  • Managing Director, Moto-Profil Sp. z o.o.

    BOGUMIŁ PAPIERNIOK

  • President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.

    BOŻENA LUBLIŃSKA-KASPRZAK

  • Director, GSM London

    BRIAN BUCKLEY

  • Founder, Vueling Airlines

    CARLOS MUÑOZ

  • Former Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club

    CHRISTIAN PURSLOW

  • Managing Director,Häusermann Gmbh

    CHRISTOPH JARISCH

  • Chief Financial Officer, solairedirect

    CHRISTOPHE LAHON

  • Founder & Director, Loccioni Humancare

    CLAUDIO LOCCIONI

  • Professor, Deputy Dean, Cass Business School

    CLIFF OSWICK

  • Customer Experience Lead, Emirates Group

    CRAIG LEE

  • CEO, Mavi Jeans

    CUNEYT YAVUZ

  • Business School Executive and principal lecturer at University of Roehampton, London

    DALJIT KANG

  • SAP General Manager, EMEA North

    DARREN ROOS

  • Chairman, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Academic Health Science Network; Chairman, Thames Valley Housing

    DAVID CLAYTON-SMITH

  • CEO, Macedonian Thrace Brewery S.A.

    DEMETRI POLITOPOULOS

  • Professor, Pro Dean, London South Bank University

    DILLIP PATEL

  • Chief Economist, Handelsblatt

    DIRK HEILMANN

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA, CRITEO

    DIRK HENKE

  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

    DR CHAU DUONG

  • Programme Director and Principal Lecturer for Regent’s University London

    DR ERIC CK CHAN

  • Senior Innovation Advisor to the Rector of Vistula University

    DR JANUSZ MARSZALEC

  • Programme Director, Business & Management, Regent’s University London

    DR NOEMI SADOWSKA

  • Senior Lecturer in Middlesex University Business School

    DR QIUPING LI

  • Dr Rajendra Kumar , FMCI, FCIM, MIC is the MBA Programme Leader at the London School of Commerce

    DR RAJENDRA KUMAR

  • Dean, ESADE Business School

    DR. ALFONS SAUQUET

  • General Manager, Bilim Pharmaceuticals

    DR. ERHAN BAS

  • CEO, Sheffield Forgemasters International

    DR. GRAHAM.A. HONEYMAN

  • BISOL Group, Member of the Board

    DR. PETER BALOH

  • Founder and Chairman, Delfarma Sp. z o.o., Poland

    DR. TOMASZ DZITKO, MBA

  • Industry Principle Sustainability for Europe, INFOSYS

    DR. TONY ROOKE

  • Dr. Uma Mohan Mokashi, Senior Course Leader, London School Of Commerce.

    DR. UMA MOHAN MOKASHI

  • Dr Wafi Al-Karaghouli BA, MPhil, PhD, Cert. TQM, Cert. PRINCE2, MBCS, MElite, MPROMS-G, MRESG, FINFORMS

    DR. WAFI AL-KARAGHOULI

  • Director & Founder, Observatory of Spanish Multinational Companies (OEME) and an Associate Professor in the Strategy and General Management department at ESADE Business School

    DR. XAVIER MENDOZA

  • Managing Director, Etiketten CARINI GmbH

    EDGAR SOHM

  • Managing Partner, &samhoud International

    EDWIN WINTER

  • CEO, Reima Oy (Finland)

    ELINA BJÖRKLUND

  • Chief Integrity Officer, Millicom International Cellular

    ENRIQUE AZNAR

  • Country Head France, Infosys Technologies

    ERIC LAFFARGUE

  • Chief Executive, Infinis

    ERIC MACHIELS

  • Chairman and Managing Director, Rigas Karte, Latvia

    ERIC MORIZUR

  • Chief Executive, Tech City

    ERIC VAN DER KLEIJ

  • Founder, Olea Medical®

    FAYÇAL DJERIDANE

  • Former CEO of Carlsberg Brewery

    FLEMMING LINDELØV

  • 67th Prime Minister of Belgium

    FORMER PRIME MINISTER YVES LETERME

  • Lecturer in Economics and volunteer Business Mentor

    FRANCISCO MARCO-SERRANO

  • CEO, IPDIA

    FRANCK MURRAY

  • CEO, Amplifon Group

    FRANCO MOSCETTI

  • Managing Director, Contronics Engineering

    FRANK BAKKER

  • Country Head, Germany – Infosys

    FRANZ-JOSEF SCHÜRMANN

  • Senior Vice President, Lumata

    FRED BECKER

  • ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE, COILLTE

    GERRY BRITCHFIELD

  • M.Sc (Mgmt), Group Director, Strategy &Corporate Affairs, Coillte

    GERRY EGAN

  •  Associate Vice President, Retail, Consumer Goods & Logistic business, Infosys

    GINO GAENSSLER

  • Chief Operating Officer Europe, Kantar Media Intelligence

    GISELLE BODIE

  • Chairman of GEMA Motors

    GRAHAM MORRIS OBE

  • Vice President Corporate Communication of Icelandair

    GUDJON ARNGRIMSSON

  • Former EC Vice President & Commissioner for Enterprise & Industry

    GÜNTER VERHEUGEN

  • Founder and CEO of Biofilter Environmental Co.

    GYÖRGY DEÁK

  • Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group & Managing Partner, Global Dealings Group

    HAKAN AKBAŞ

  • Executive Vice-Chairman, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises SEV

    HARRY KYRIAZIS

  • Programme Leader at the British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce London.

    HECTOR JOHN DELA VICTORIA

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, and is Director of the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck, University of London

    Helen Lawton Smith

  • Enterprise Editor, The Mail on Sunday

    HELEN LOVELESS

  • Former Minister of Environment (2006-2008); President of Foundation UniVerde

    HON. ALFONSO PECORARO SCANIO

  • Old but alive (!!) passionate and active portfolio entrepreneur loving travel

    HOWARD KENDALL

  • Chief Legal Counsel, Mondelez Bulgaria

    HRISTINA BURDASHEVA

  • Executive Director, Commission for Employment and Skills, UK

    IAN KINDER

  • Chairman, Diamantis Masoutis S.A.

    IOANNIS MASOUTIS

  • President of the Management Board, HIDRIA

    IZTOK SELJAK

  • Co-founder, K2 Group

    JANUSZ ŻEBROWSKI

  • Founder, Frenger International

    JEAN-NOËL MERMET

  • Worldwide Social Media Manager, Digital Strategy Group, HP

    JEROEN COENEN

  • Chairman of Impulsa TDT, BAOLAB Microsystems and Director General of TV3

    JOAN MAJÓ

  • Executive President, ISS Spain

    JOAQUIM BORRÀS

  • Head of Sustainability, Musgrave Group

    JOHN CURRAN

  • CEO, Aerogen Ltd, Ireland

    JOHN POWER

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing

    JOHN W ALLAN

  • Former CEO of the Irish Exporters Association and Chairman of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland.

    JOHN WHELAN

  • CEO, OSTC LTD

    JONNY AUCAMP

  • Founder & Managing Director, The Cambridge Satchel Company

    JULIE DEANE

  • Owner and General Manager, Katerina HomeMade Sweets Ltd.

    KATERINA CHRISTOFOROU

  • Founding Director and Chair, Sysdoc Group

    KATHERINE CORICH

  • Senior Operational Manager, Scottish Power

    KEITH JONES

  • Executive Director & Assistant Chief Executive, Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd

    KYPROS KYPRIANOU

  • Industry Lead Financial Services & Insurance, INFOSYS Germany & Austria

    LARS A. ROTTWEILER

  • Co-founder and CEO, Companeo

    LAURENT HORWITZ

  • CEO, SISK Group

    LIAM NAGLE

  • CEO, AirSpeed Telecom

    LIAM O KELLY

  • CEO, The Body Shop Foundation

    LISA JACKSON

  • Founder and Editor in Chief, EUobserver

    LISBETH KIRK

  • Chairman, Strategic Partnering Ltd; Non Executive Director; Former Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, BP plc.

    LUC BARDIN

  • Director and Associate Professor, ESADE Business School

    LUISA ALEMANY

  • British Consul-General for North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate and Director-General of UK Trade & Investment in Germany

    MALCOLM SCOTT

  • Managing Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

    MARTIJN SNOEP

  • Director, Morston Consulting

    MARTIN CARDOE

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Bedfordshire

    MARY MALCOLM

  • CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, M3 COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC./ CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, WORLD COMMUNICATIONS FORUM, DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (BULGARIA)

    MAXIM BEHAR

  • BT Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean, General Manager

    MEHMET BAŞER

  • Director, M&A

    MGR. LIBOR NĚMEČEK, PHD

  • Chief Financial Officer, Bigpoint GmbH

    MICHAEL GUTSMANN

  • Director, The British Irish Chamber of Commerce

    MICHAEL KEAVENEY

  • Director for Trade & Investment France; Regional Director for Inward Investment for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - UKTI

    MICHAEL WARD

  • Deputy CEO, Medort S.A.

    MICHAŁ PERNER

  • Former Head of Retail Sales & Service, Barclays Bank

    MIKE FOLLY

  • Passionate Managing Director, Vincit

    MIKKO KUITUNEN

  • Channel Director – UK and Benelux, NEC Display Solutions

    NEIL HARTIGAN

  • Former Director & CEO International Chamber of Commerce UK

    NICHOLAS ARMOUR

  • Principal, Corporate Finance, Kingston Smith W1

    NICOLA HORTON

  • Associate Vice President & Head of Infosys’ Process Manufacturing Sub-vertical, Europe

    NITESH BANSAL

  • Chairman & CEO of XEIAD

    OLIVIER P. GARRIGUE

  • CEO, RTR Rete Rinnovabile; Member of the Board of Directors, Assorinnovabili

    PAOLO LUGIATO

  • New Business Development Manager for Foxconn Global Service Solutions Division, EMEA

    PATRICK BLUNSDON

  • MSc, DIC, MBA, CLTHE, FHEA, FCIPD, FCMI, MIMM, C.Eng.
Associate Head of Department, Senior Lecturer,
Management & Human Resources

    PAUL COLDWELL

  • Former President & Chief Executive Officer, AIXTRON AG

    PAUL HYLAND

  • EBAN - European Trade Association for Business Angels

    PAULO ANDREZ

  • CEO, Sunrise System Company

    PAWEŁ RYBAK

  • CEO, InVision AG

    PETER BOLLENBECK

  • CEO of Selfridges, Chairman of Luxury Skincare, Director of ASOS

    PETER WILLIAMS

  • Founder & CEO of Petrotechnics

    PHIL MURRAY

  • COO & General Manager, Made in Design

    PHILIPPE MERIAUX

  • Managing Director, Hiscox Europe

    PIERRE-OLIVIER DESAULLE

  • Former President of the Republic of Estonia (08.10.2001-09.10.2006)

    PRESIDENT ARNOLD RÜÜTEL

  • Lund University

    PROF. DAVID EDGERTON

  • Chair for Business Administration & Financial Services, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

    PROF. DR. CHRISTOPH J BÖRNER

  • Director, TIGER

    PROF. GRZEGORZ W. KOLODKO

  • Jonathan is Professor of Global Business Management and is Regent’s University London, Business and Management Faculty’s Research Leader

    PROF. JONATHAN LIU

  • Principal, Merlin Stone Consulting

    PROF. MERLIN STONE

  •  Chair in Business Systems and Head of the Information Systems Evaluation research group within the Business School at Brunel University

    PROF. RAY HACKNEY

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Shiseido Co. Ltd.

    RALPH AHRBECK

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Finance, University of Roehampton

    REGINALD BLENNERHASSETT

  • Commentator-in-chief, EKONOM

    ROBERT BRESTAN

  • Head of Admissions, BPP University Buisness School

    ROBERT GOATE

  • Managing Director of &Samhoud Spain

    ROCIO PUERTA LOPEZ

  • DipM- Hon FCIM, FIoD, FCMI, FRSA, FCAM Chartered Marketer, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Marketing

    RODERICK E. WILKES

  • Professor, London South Bank University

    SHUSHMA PATEL

  • Chief Executive, The Chartered Quality Institute

    SIMON FEARY

  • Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association

    SIMON MCKEEVER

  • Vice President; Global Sales Head – SGS; Head of UK Centre, Member of Regional Leadership Council, Europe - INFOSYS

    SRIKANTH IYENGAR

  • VP Public Affairs ARM Holdings

    STEPHEN PATTISON

  • Vice President and Head of Infosys’ Manufacturing Business Unit in Europe

    SUDHIR CHATURVEDI

  • Lecturer and programme leader (PCAPHE) at GSM London

    SUMARA KHAN

  • President of the Board of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency

    SŁAWOMIR MAJMAN

  • CEO – Taxback.com

    TERRY CLUNE

  • CEO, B2X

    THOMAS BERLEMANN

  • Founder & Chairman, Softonic

    TOMÁS DIAGO

  • MBA IEDC, univ. dipl. oec. - President & CEO, Mercator group

    TONI BALAŽIČ

  • Group CEO & Chairman, Antal International & Antal International Network

    TONY GOODWIN

  • Managing Director, Huthwaite International

    TONY HUGHES

  • Chairman, Collider

    TONY KELLY

  • Human Resources Director, DocMorris and Unicarepharmacy

    TRACY O’BRIEN

  • Chairman of the Board & CEO, Erkunt Sanayi A.S.

    TUNA ARMAĞAN

  • Founder & Chairman of the Board, UPB Holding

    ULDIS PĪLĒNS

  • Enterprise Correspondent, Financial Mail on Sunday

    VICKI OWEN

  • CEO & FOUNDER, NETIGATE

    VICTOR MOLANDER

  • Co-Owner & Sales Manager, NORVELITA (Lithuania)

    VIKTORIJA KENSTAVICIENE

  • Member of the Board for Human Resources, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA

    WILFRIED VON RATH

  • Chief Operating Officer, Island Hotels Group Holdings plc
Managing Director, Island Caterers Limited

    WINSTON J. ZAHRA

  • Former Group Chief General Manager, Bank of Cyprus

    YIANNIS KYPRI

  • General Manager , EMEA & Managing Director Global City Cleaning, Tennant Company

    YVES DERYCKE

  • Asistant Minister, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia

    ŽELIMIR KRAMARIĆ

  • Country Director, AstraZeneca Bulgaria

    ZOYA PAUNOVA

  • Editor in Chief, The FINANCIAL

    ZVIAD POCHKHUA