Jury

  • This is my first lifetime achievement award and I have very mixed feelings. So let’s call it an award for lifetime achievement so far. I will continue to work, and while and I’m not in a position to make decisions anymore, a couple of weeks ago I became aware that there is now a new position, called influencer. I see myself as an influencer for the future of Europe.
    Günter Verheugen
    Günter Verheugen
    former Vice-President
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    European Commission
  • Receiving an Emerging Europe Award is a huge honour. I’ve come as one but I’m here on behalf of tens of thousands.
    Larisa Hovannisian
    Larisa Hovannisian
    Founder
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    Teach for Armenia
  • Winning the Emerging Europe Awards will make Wrocław more popular among professionals and lure talent to our city.
    Karolina Grzyb
    Karolina Grzyb
    Deputy Director
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    Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency
  • I'm so proud of winning such a prestigious and independent award, especially considering the very high standard of all other nominees in our category.
    Roman Valny
    Roman Valny
    CEO
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    Siemens Czech Republic
  • I am very glad to receive such a prestigious award. We are proud that Solaris is a brand enjoying global recognition and appreciation. The Global Champion of the Year award is a wonderful confirmation of that fact, placing us in the elite group of top enterprises that won in 2018, including giants like Amazon and Siemens.
    Dariusz Michalak
    Dariusz Michalak
    Deputy CEO
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    Solaris Bus & Coach
  • "Our involvement has provided us with many great opportunities to build relationships with representatives of businesses, governments, investment promotion agencies and financial institutions working across CEE. The first edition was a great success. PwC is not only continuing to stay involved for the 2019 edition but expanding the scope of our participation - and I strongly encourage leading organisations to get involved."
    Jeffery McMillan
    Jeffery McMillan
    Global Head of Communications
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    PwC
  • I am delighted to be part of the Emerging Europe Awards.The initiative matches what we at GE also aim to create: strong cooperation with local authorities and businesses which have demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, social progress and economic development. Through the awards we truly are supporting the development of the region.
    Michael Keroulle
    Michael Keroulle
    Chief Commercial Officer
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    GE Steam Power
  • The Emerging Europe Awards opened a new horizon to me, a horizon where young people and youth workers as myself have their say, where our achievements are celebrated, where we are perceived as equal partners on the path of progress of emerging Europe.
    Ana Alibegova
    Ana Alibegova
    Director of Programme Development
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    MladiInfo, Macedonia

12 categories are chosen by the jury. Each category will have its own jury of high-level professionals who know the category in question very well.

Clare Dewhirst

Clare Dewhirst

Director, City Nation Place

Ireneusz Piecuch

Ireneusz Piecuch

Partner, Gawroński & Piecuch

Paula Kennedy

Paula Kennedy

Vice President, Strategic Projects and Corporate Strategy, Concentrix

Yasen Georgiev

Yasen Georgiev

Executive Director, Economic Policy Institute

Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin

Director for Global Business Networks, British Chambers of Commerce

Matei Dumitrescu

Matei Dumitrescu

Startup Mentor & Angel Investor, MateiDumitrescu.biz

Teofil Mureşan

Teofil Mureşan

Founder and Chairman, E-INFRA

Gunter Deuber

Gunter Deuber

Senior Director, Head of Economics/FI/FX Research, Raiffeisen Bank International

John David

John David

CEO, Amnick Social Enterprise

Natallia Nikandrava

Natallia Nikandrava

Chairman of the board, Development fund “New Economic Strategy” (NEST)

Anurag Srivastava

Anurag Srivastava

Vice President, Everest Group

Danela Arsovska

Danela Arsovska

President, Macedonian Chamber of Commerce

Wiktor Doktór

Wiktor Doktór

Pro Progressio, CEO

Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis

Managing Partner, Bright Leadership Ltd

Waldemar Nowak

Waldemar Nowak

CEO, Automation Innology

Mony Lacerda

Mony Lacerda

Executive Manager, Colliers International

Reinoud Nuijten

Reinoud Nuijten

Programme Manager, CBI

Christina See

Christina See

Managing Director, See Intelligence Limited

Nika Manukova

Nika Manukova

Regional Director, World Free Economic Zones Organisation

Rudi Guraziu

Rudi Guraziu

Executive Chairman, International Business and Diplomatic Exchange

Tony Housh

Tony Housh

Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

Mark Pollack

Mark Pollack

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zeteo Global

Tim Bennett

Tim Bennett

Principal, M-B Consulting

Hannah Webb

Hannah Webb

SVP Business Services, Enterprise Ireland

Vishal Khanna

Vishal Khanna

Vice President Analytics Solutions and Global Head Commercial Outsourcing Services, IQVIA

Adi Ben-Ari

Adi Ben-Ari

Founder & CEO, Applied Blockchain

Emilia Mamajova

Emilia Mamajova

Founding Partner, ESPIRA Investments

Piotr Pawłowski

Piotr Pawłowski

Operations Director, Siemens

Andreas Ridder

Andreas Ridder

Managing Director, CEE, CBRE

Chandra Mouly

Chandra Mouly

Director, RV Associates Limited

Milda Dargužaitė

Milda Dargužaitė

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Horizon Capital Group

Vladimir Vano

Vladimir Vano

Head of SK Communications, CentralNic Group PLC

David Thomas

David Thomas

Executive Chairman, COBCOE

Gergana Passy

Gergana Passy

Digital Champion of Bulgaria, European Commission

Ivan Mikloš

Ivan Mikloš

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Government of the Slovak Republic

Mohamed Anis

Mohamed Anis

Head of Energy, Resources and Services Verticals for Europe, Infosys

Peter Stračar

Peter Stračar

President and CEO, GE Europe

Olga Afanasyeva

Olga Afanasyeva

Executive Director, UVCA

Luc Chenier

Luc Chenier

CEO, PLAN C

Magdalena Maruszczak

Magdalena Maruszczak

Director, Head of Marketing & Communications, KPMG CEE

Armen Avak Avakian

Armen Avak Avakian

Founder/Chief Growth Hacker, Metrica Group

Mohammad Zahoor

Mohammad Zahoor

Chairman, Istil Group

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić

Partner, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Croatia

Otari Sharikadze

Otari Sharikadze

Managing Director, Galt & Taggart

Christina Schiøtt Liaos

Christina Schiøtt Liaos

European Lead for UK FDI and the Nordic-Baltic Director, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Olga Grygier-Siddons

Olga Grygier-Siddons

former CEO, PwC CEE

Serkan Çatalpınar

Serkan Çatalpınar

Founding Partner, Kurucu Law Offices

Elias van Herwaarden

Elias van Herwaarden

EMEA Service Leader, Global Location Strategies, Deloitte

Charlie Aird

Charlie Aird

Partner, Sanford Black & Co

Eszter Szabó

Eszter Szabó

Founder & President, Women/Business/Angels

Bob Spence

Bob Spence

Consultant, Get Spence Consulting International

Andreas Schwabe

Andreas Schwabe

Senior Economist CEE, Raiffeisen Bank International

Kerry Hallard

Kerry Hallard

CEO, Global Sourcing Association

Julia Arlt

Julia Arlt

Global Digital Real Estate Leader, PwC

Agnieszka Gajewska

Agnieszka Gajewska

Partner, PwC CEE Leader Government & Public Sector, Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Agnieszka Belowska Gosławska

Agnieszka Belowska Gosławska

Head of Robotics CoE, Nordea Bank

Violetta Malek

Violetta Malek

Managing Partner, Gekko advisoryNOW

Phillip Poynton

Phillip Poynton

Growth Manager, Brookfield Partners

Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond

Manging Partner, Hammond Partnership

Daniel Mondekar

Daniel Mondekar

Senior Director for Public Affairs, EuroNavigator

Roman Rewald

Roman Rewald

Retired Partner, Weil

Deborah S. Porte

Deborah S. Porte

Independent Free Economic Zones Consultant

Mateusz Nowak

Mateusz Nowak

Managing Partner, NXT Ventures

Radek Mierzejewski

Radek Mierzejewski

Managing Director, DFDS Polska

Vera Kobalia

Vera Kobalia

Asia Global Fellow, Hong Kong University

Vedrana Likan

Vedrana Likan

Managing Partner, Colliers International Croatia

Łukasz Olszewski

Łukasz Olszewski

Director, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings

Marta A. Tomovska

Marta A. Tomovska

Head of Digital Leadership, Institute for Leadership

Click here if you’d like to apply to become a juror.

If you would like to find out more about the jury system or jury members, please contact Andrew Wrobel, at andrew@emerging- europe.com.