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Mr Marco FREY
Director of the Institute of Management; responsible for research projects on environmental management, energy economics and management, corporate social responsibility, industrial clusters, environmental innovation, local sustainability, supply chain management and green procurement; coordinator of numerous projects founded by the European Commission concerning environmental and CSR management systems in industrial clusters (PIONEER, ESEMPLA, COOPERATE, COSMIC, ECCELSA, BRAVE).
Ms Seyda KESKIN
International Lead Auditor, Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) – international auditors for quality, occupational health and safety, environmental management systems and food safety systems. Ms Keskin has coordinated many national projects dealing with these issues. She was also involved in the development and dissemination of works dealing with the environmental management system standards ISO 14001 and ISO for the Turkish Standards Institute. Ms Keskin was the President of the Turkey Quality Association Environmental Working Group for 8 years.
Mr Godwin C MICALLEF
Management consultant and financial controller; board member of the Malta Standards Authority; member of the National Commission for Sustainable Development; Secretary to the Foundation for Human Resources Development; former Senior Vice-President of the Malta Federation of Industry Council; member of the adjudicating committee for the National Environment Award for Industry; member of the adjudicating committee for the Environment Award of the Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (RAC/CP) within the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP).
Professor László MIKLÓS
Member of Parliament; Vice-Chairman of the committee for agriculture, environment and nature conservation, National Council of the Slovak Republic; Professor at the Technical University in Zvolen and a member of the Scientific Council; leading scientist at the Institute of Landscape Ecology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences; President of the European Association for Landscape Ecology.
Mr Claus TORP (President)
Deputy Director-General, Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Board member of The Society for Environmental Engineering, IDAMiljø.
Professor Wilfried BOCKELMANN
Former Chairman of the BDI environment and technology committee; former Director of Volkswagen Klassik and former Executive Vice-President of Technical Development at Volkswagen.
Professor Martin BRANIS
Professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Former director and currently vice-director of the Institute. Member of the national committee of the UNESCO Man and Biosphere programme. Secretary General of the European Aerosol Assembly, American Association for Aerosol Research and German Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung.
Mr Malt PALTS
Director General, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; member of the Advertising Council, Consumer Protection Board; alternate member of the European Economic and Social Committee; Estonian expert for the FIDIC Disputes Solving Committee – assigned by the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies; member of the Environmental Management Commission, Ministry of the Environment; member of the Council of The Estonian Centre of Standardisation; Chairman of the Council of The Estonian Institute of Economic Research; member of the Metrology Council of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; member of the Tariff Issues Working Group of the Ministry of Finance; member of the Consumer Complaint Committee, Consumer Protection Board.
Dr Paul-Michel SCHOSSELER
Director of the Resource Centre for Environmental Technologies, member of the Executive Management Board of the Luxembourg Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) Henri Tudor, member of the Luxembourg Eco-innovation Cluster, former vice-chair of the Member States Mirror Group (MSMG) of the European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP).
Ms Helena Wolf TILLBORG
Director of Ocean Harvestion Technologies AB, Marketing and Business Development;Project Manager and Business Advisor for Teknopol; Project Manager for Zirro – cross-sectorial innovation arena for zero diabetes; advisor and coach for early stage innovation companies dealing with cleantech and sustainability.
Professor Carlo VANDECASTEELE
Professor of Environmental Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium. His research relates to ‘recycling and energetic valorisation of reststreams’ and to ‘the environmental impact of production processes, industrial sites and regions’. He teaches ‘environmental technology’, ‘the chemical industry and sustainable development’, and ‘recycling and energetic valorisation of reststreams’. Chairman of the Belgian Business Awards for the Environment and the environmental advisory committee of KBC Asset Management; a board member of WWF Belgium.
Dr John C. BOWMAN, CBE
Environmental consultant; jury member of the RSA Environmental Management Awards; Vice-President of the Business Commitment to the Environment Awards; Chair of the Royal Society of Arts Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development Awards.
Dr Gerard DIJKEMA
Associate Professor of Energy and Industry at Delft University of Technology; member of the general council and PvdA leader of the Delfland Water Authority; jury member of the Ei van Columbus; member of the presidential sustainability initiative committee, Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers.
Mr Heinz FELSNER
CEO of KPI Consult GmbH, Switzerland; founding board member of the Austrian Business Council for Sustainable Development; Vice-President of Schweiz-Österreich-Liechtenstein chamber of commerce; Chairman of the EBAE Jury 2006; member of the EBAE Jury 2008.
Mr Viktor GRILC
Head of the Group for Sustainable Waste Management at the Laboratory for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia (NIC); Part-time Professor in Environmental Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Chemistry and Chemical Technology, and Faculty for Civil Engineering; professional engineer (registered at the Slovene Chamber of Engineers); registered auditor for environmental management systems (ISO 14001); registered auditor for the eco-management & audit scheme (EMAS).
Professor Mari PANTSAR-KALLIO
Programme Director of the Finnish Cleantech Cluster Programme (2007-2013), lead by Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd, and established by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy; Deputy Managing Director of the Lahti Science and Business Park; Adj. Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Helsinki; President of the governmental FECC organisation (Finnish Environmental Cluster for China).
Dr Jan SKOWRONEK
Director of the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice; coordinator of the International Scientific Thematic Network for Environmental Technologies, Envitech-Net; coordinator of the Polish Platform for Environmental Technologies; member of the Commission on Environmental Protection and Waste Utilisation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Katowice Branch; member of the Polish Normalisation Commission on Radiation Protection; member of the Programming Council for the competition “Leader of Polish Ecology” organised by the Polish Minister of the Environment; representative of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for GMES.
Ms Marta BONIFERT SZIGETI
Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe; member of the Environmental Management and Law Association; board member of the Europorosperitas 2010 Foundation; scientific advisor to Agroinnova/Torino University Scientific Committee; head of the environmental committee of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum.
Ms Marta KACZYNSKA
Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Environment, Biodiversity Unit, responsible for the development of the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform and biodiversity integration in the European Neighbourhood Policy, focal point for the Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention).
Ms Eva JENSEN JUUL
Senior Policy Adviser, Danish Ministry of the Environment – Nature Agency; Danish representative in the Commission's Coordination Group on Biodiversity and Nature, responsible for the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Common Implementation Framework; project leader of the ongoing Nordic project on business and biodiversity; member of the Steering Committee for the EU B@B Platform since it was established.
The Jury was chaired by the President of the Jury, Mr Claus Torp. All Jury members evaluated the entries in this category, apart from the jury members of the Business & Biodiversity category.