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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.

Our Sponsors and Partners

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

    PHILIP FORREST

  • Human Resources Director Europe, Diageo

    ALBERT HAKKERS

  • 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

  • Partner of RSM Italy and leads the Corporate Finance and Transaction Services Department.

    ANDREA TUCCIO

  • ANDREW WILSON

  • Vice President, Strategy & Marketing - CSC

    ANGELA BOWLAND

  • ANTONIO ISIDORO

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, LAMDA Hellix

    APOSTOLOS KAKKOS

  • Innovation Coordinator,Eczacıbaşı Holding

    ATA SELÇUK

  • CEO and Managing Director of Intracom IT Services Group of Companies

    ATHANASIOS KOTSIS

  • ATHOS STYLIANOU

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

    Azam Ali

  • CEO, Turkcell Global Bilgi A.Ş.

    BAHADIR PEKKAN

  • Managing Partner, RSM Poland

    BARTOSZ MIŁASZEWSKI

  • 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

  • Founder, Vueling Airlines

    CARLOS MUÑOZ

  • CHARLES BORG

  • Former Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club

    CHRISTIAN PURSLOW

  • CHRISTOPH JARISCH

  • Chief Financial Officer, solairedirect

    CHRISTOPHE LAHON

  • Founder & Director, Loccioni Humancare

    CLAUDIO LOCCIONI

  • 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

  • Managing Partner, RSM Scot SRL

    DAN SCHWARTZ

  • Chairman of the Fairtrade Foundation

    DAVID CLAYTON-SMITH

  • CEO, Macedonian Thrace Brewery S.A.

    DEMETRI POLITOPOULOS

  • DIRK HEILMANN

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

    DIRK HENKE

  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

    Dr Chau Duong

  • 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

  • DR WARNER B. J. POPKES

  • 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

  • DR. TONY ROOKE

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

    Dr. Uma Mohan Mokashi

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • FRANK BAKKER

  • Country Head, Germany – Infosys

    FRANZ-JOSEF SCHÜRMANN

  • Senior Vice President, Lumata

    FRED BECKER

  • ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE, COILLTE

    GERRY BRITCHFIELD

  • GERRY EGAN

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

    GINO GAENSSLER

  • Chief Operating Officer Europe, Kantar Media Intelligence

    GISELLE BODIE

  • Chief Operations Officer, RSM Germany

    GREGOR SCHMIDT

  • 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

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

    HECTOR JOHN DELA VICTORIA

  • Enterprise Editor, The Mail on Sunday

    HELEN LOVELESS

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

    HON. ALFONSO PECORARO SCANIO

  • Executive Director, Commission for Employment and Skills, UK

    IAN KINDER

  • IZTOK SELJAK

  • CEO & Chairman, RSM France

    JEAN-MICHEL PICAUD

  • 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

  • Managing Partner, RSM International Member Firms

    JOAQUIM PATRÍCIO DA SILVA

  • Head of Sustainability, Musgrave Group

    JOHN CURRAN

  • CEO, Aerogen Ltd.

    JOHN POWER

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing

    JOHN W ALLAN

  • 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

  • Founding Director, Sysdoc

    KATHERINE CORICH

  • Senior Operational Manager, Scottish Power

    KEITH JONES

  • Senior Investing Partner, RSM Belgium

    KURT CONINX

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

    KYPROS KYPRIANOU

  • LARS A. ROTTWEILER

  • Co-founder and CEO, Companeo

    LAURENT HORWITZ

  • CEO, SISK Group

    LIAM NAGLE

  • LISA JACKSON

  • Founder and Editor in Chief, EUobserver

    LISBETH KIRK

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

    LUC BARDIN

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

    MALCOLM SCOTT

  • International Contact Partner, Member of BoD, Head of International relations and administration Department of RSM BX Bulgaria.

    MARINA KANCHEVA

  • Director, Morston Consulting

    MARTIN CARDOE

  • 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 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

  • Passionate Managing Director, Vincit

    MIKKO KUITUNEN

  • CEO, RSM Kapitalkarden

    N. LOKMAN KETENCI

  • NICHOLAS ARMOUR

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

    NITESH BANSAL

  • Founder and Managing Director, Mapesbury Capital Partners

    OLIVER P. GARRIGUE

  • EBAN - European Trade Association for Business Angels

    Paulo Andrez

  • CEO, Sunrise System Company

    PAWEŁ RYBAK

  • 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

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

    PROF. RAY HACKNEY

  • Global Consumer Healthcare Management Consultant

    RALPH AHRBECK

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

    REGINALD BLENNERHASSETT

  • Commentator-in-chief, EKONOM

    ROBERT BRESTAN

  • Regional Director for Europe, RSM International

    ROBERT COLES

  • 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

  • Chief Executive, CQI

    SIMON FEARY

  • SRIKANTH IYENGAR

  • 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

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

    TONI BALAŽIČ

  • Managing Director, Huthwaite International

    TONY HUGHES

  • 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

  • Digital Specialist, Bassilichi

    VANESSA PARADISI

  • 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

  • Group Chief General Manager, Bank of Cyprus

    YIANNIS KYPRI

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

    YVES DERYCKE

  • Country Director, AstraZeneca Bulgaria

    ZOYA PAUNOVA

  • ZSOLT KALOCSAI

  • Editor in Chief, The FINANCIAL

    ZVIAD POCHKHUA