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August JudgesWe are proud to reveal our latest round of prolific business, cultural, creative and student judges.
Ahmed Al-RawiAssistant Professor at Concordia University
Author of “Media Practice in Iraq” and a scholar with over 40 published research papers. Served as a communication officer and spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iraq and later as a consultant for the ICRC in Amman, Jordan. Worked as a freelance radio correspondent and a journalist for a number of news outlets.
Emily CummingsInventor & Entrepreneur
Currently studying Management and Sustainability at Leeds University. Has won the Technology Woman of the Future award in 2006 with her application for a sustainable design competition. She is currently developing a re-designed evaporative refrigerator, which can be used to transport and store temperature-sensitive drugs in developing countries, for which she has received numerous awards and an immense acknowledgment in the world of sustainability and innovation.
Jürgen GriesbeckFounder Streetfootballworld, co-founder unleashfootball.com
Enthusiastic about system change and football (soccer) as a force for social good. With streetfootballworld we gather the best in class social enterprises that promise to increase and/or accelerate impact significantly by integrating football into their local solutions. Now trying to mobilise the football industry to contribute efficiently to sustainably scale the impact.
Martin JohnstonVP Toms EMEA (2011-2015), co-founder unleashfootball.com
A highly focused and motivated Strategic Brand builder, naturally disciplined, proactive, creatively driven and intellectually curious. Able to understand product line concepts in relation to fulfilling brand & financial objectives, a multi-tasking ‘driver’, able to BUILD, lead and inspire a team, overcoming obstacles that may arise.
Charlie MacGregorCEO & Founder of The Student Hotel
Originally from Scotland, Charlie moved to Amsterdam and created The Student Hotel in 2007. The mission was to develop and operate 5000 student beds within the Benelux. By now, The Student Hotel has received numerous awards and acknowledgments and in the coming 2 years The Student Hotel will open 6 more projects in the Netherlands with the ultimate goal to expand into the rest of Europe.
Jacqueline BosselaarDirector & Co-founder Het PR Bureau
Jacqueline is a co-founder of six collaborating creative companies, amongst others Het PR Bureau (The PR Agency). As Innovation & Excellence Director she has a passion for the future workfield. Jacqueline believes that Public Relations is broadening and becoming more dynamic and impactful every day, and that the PR industry needs to innovate accordingly in this connecting age. Jacqueline has been listed in TheNextWomen100, a ranking of the top 100 most successful female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, for two consecutive years.