Judging panel

The judging panel is composed of 12 renowned experts from the private sector, academia, international organizations, and the G20.



Aigboje I. Aig-Imoukhuede Aigboje I. Aig-Imoukhuede
Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede’s banking career spans over two decades. He spent over 10 years at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GT Bank) and resigned in 2002 to lead a dynamic team of accomplished bankers as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc with the mandate to transform the bank into a world-class financial services provider. Aigboje’s visionary leadership has inspired Access Bank’s rapid and unprecedented growth over the past eight years which has seen the Bank rank amongst the top four banks. In October 2007, Aigboje was ranked amongst the top 10 Most Respected CEOs in the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers Most Respected Companies and CEO Survey, a documented testament of his leadership expertise. In 2012, he emerged the winner of the “2011 Ernst & Young West Africa Entrepreneur of The Year” award. Aigboje has served the nation in different capacities where his contributions and insights have facilitated achievement of set goals. These includes his current membership of the National Economic Management Team. He was awarded the prestigious National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (2011) in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Nigerian economy. Aigboje is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School Executive Management Programme. He holds an LLB and BL degrees from the University of Benin and the Nigeria Law School respectively. He is a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute under the auspices of Aspen Institute, Colorado USA. Aigboje is also an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN). Aigboje serves on the sub-committee of the Bankers Committee on Professional Ethics. He is a principled professional of proven integrity and a respected public speaker. Aig is a pastor.
AlTurki Ibrahim M. I. Alturki
Alternate Executive Director for Saudi Arabia, The World Bank; Co-facilitator of the G20 Development Pillar on Private Investment and Job Creation
Mr. Ibrahim M.I. Alturki has been the Alternate Executive Director for Saudi Arabia at the World Bank Group (WBG) since November 2010. He also represents the Group of 20 as the Co-Facilitator of the PIJC working group. Prior to his current role with the World Bank Group, Mr. Alturki served as the Advisor to the Executive Director for Saudi Arabia within WBG. His earlier roles include a three-year term as Director of the Africa Region at the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in Austria, three years as Senior Operations Officer for the Africa Region at OFID, and also 15 years in Operations roles with the Africa Region for the Saudi Fund for Development, where he was based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Georgina Baker Georgina Baker
Director, Trade and Supply Chain, IFC
Georgina Baker is the Director of Trade and Supply Chain for IFC. She is responsible for trade finance in general, including the Global Trade Finance Program (US$3.2 billion in emerging market trade commitments last fiscal year) as well as the Global Trade Liquidity Program, which has won many awards for its crisis response. Building on the success of these two programs, she is now developing new programs to support supply chain and warehouse finance. Georgina has been with the IFC for 20 years during which time she has worked on IFC’s investments in many areas including manufacturing investments in Eastern Europe and financial sector investments in South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. Before joining IFC, Georgina received an MBA from the London Business School and previously worked in the UK and in Indonesia as a mechanical engineer.
Armin Bauer Armin Bauer
Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank
Armin Bauer is Principal Economist and works with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 1995 – in operational departments (Southeast, East, and Central Asia), knowledge department (RSDD), and the Strategy and Policy department. He was one of the key authors of ADB’s 1999 Poverty Reduction Strategy and led in 2010 major work on “Operationalizing Inclusive Growth.” He also managed poverty trust funds in ADB and published books and papers on poverty reduction and inclusive growth, the social impact of the global recession, children at risk, gender relations in Central Asia, the environments of the poor, social dimensions of inclusive growth in middle-income countries, labor markets topics, social protection, and developed tools for ex-ante poverty and social impact analysis, among others. Mr. Bauer launched ADB’s Inclusive Business (IB) Initiative and is its focal point. This program is jointly implemented by ADB’s Private Sector Department and the Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) – a think tank unit. It prepares IB market scoping studies for 10 Asian countries, develops an IB impact assessment tool, and establishes IB investment funds and partnerships. Dr. Bauer, a German national, has a PhD in development economics, an M.A. in Political Economy (1987), and a BA in Public Administration. Prior to working at ADB, Dr. Bauer was with the German Technical Assistance Agency (GIZ) in 1991-1995, the German Development Bank (KfW) in 2003-2006, and grassroots NGOs in India in the 1980s.
Michael Chu Michael Chu
Senior Lecturer, Initiative on Social Enterprise, Harvard Business School
Michael Chu was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the Initiative on Social Enterprise of the General Management Group of the Harvard Business School in July 2003. He is also Managing Director of the IGNIA Fund, an investment firm based in Monterrey, Mexico, dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving low-income populations in Latin America, which he co-founded in 2007. He continues to serve as Senior Advisor and a founding partner of Pegasus Capital, a private equity firm in Buenos Aires. Before Pegasus, as President & CEO of ACCION International, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to microfinance, Chu worked to develop financial services for low income sectors as a new segment of banking capable of outstanding returns. He was also active in the private equity industry as a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) and in the senior management of large multinational corporations.
Susanne Dorasil
Head, Economic Policy & Financial Sector Division; Corporate Social Responsibility and ICT, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); Co-facilitator of the G20 Development Pillar on Private Investment and Job Creation
Susanne Dorasil is Head of the Economic Policy & Financial Sector Division at BMZ, in charge of sustainable economic development (economic policy, financial and private sector development), corporate social responsibility and innovative business models for development as well as ICT for development at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). She is currently serving as German co-facilitator of the G20 development pillar on Private Investment and Job Creation and as German co-chair of the Sub–group on SME Finance of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. Susanne Dorasil was formerly Deputy Head of the Central Africa, West Africa II, Madagascar Division; Senior Advisor to the German Executive Director at the World Bank Group (focal areas: IDA; dept sustainability, lending instruments, corporate governance, safeguards/performance standards, good governance, fragile states); Private Secretary to the Permanent State Secretary of the BMZ; and Deputy Head of the Legal Division. She studied law at the Free University of Berlin and holds a Master of Laws degree from King’s College London. She passed her bar examination in Berlin.
Bernard Giraud Bernard Giraud
Co-founder and President, Livelihoods Fund and Livelihoods Venture (Danone) 
Bernard Giraud is the co-Founder of the Livelihoods Fund, a mutual fund with Danone and other investors such as Credit Agricole, Schneider Electric, CDC Climat, and President of Livelihoods Venture. Until recently, he was Vice-President of Sustainability and Shared Value Creation of Danone, a world leader in the food industry. In this position, he played a key role in developing an ambitious carbon reduction and offset policy. In 2008, he created the Danone Fund for Nature in partnership with IUCN and the Ramsar, a carbon fund which implemented large scale mangrove restoration and agroforestry projects in Africa and Asia. With Danone, Bernard Giraud created several funds that mix economic and social value creation: danone.communities, a €80m social business fund, danone.ecosysteme, a €100m fund mainly focused on sustainable farming. Before joining Danone in 1998, Bernard Giraud was Executive Director of Invest in France Agency North America (DATAR), a governmental organisation to support the development of French regions through foreign investment. He also held responsibilities in the private sector as Director for International Activities in the Marine Division of US-based Johnson Worldwide. In addition to his experience with the private sector, Bernard Giraud dedicated part of his career to regional development, as well as social and environmental. He served as General Director of Regional Development Agencies in the West and South of France. Bernard served as a Board Member and Executive Director of Corporate Responsibility Europe, a coalition of large companies and a European leader on CSR.
Luiz Ros
Manager, Opportunities for the Majority, Inter- American Development Bank
Luiz Ros was appointed Manager for the Opportunities for the Majority (OM) Sector Office in January 2008. He joined the IDB in 2007, as Principal Business Development Specialist for the OM Office. Before entering the Bank, Ros was the Global Manager for Markets and Sustainable Enterprise at the World Resources Institute (WRI). He was an advisor to the DuPont company’s presidency for Latin America, which was simultaneously the Vice Presidency of emerging markets growth. Ros has served as a member of the strategic board for VC III Stratus Investment Fund, based in São Paulo, Brazil, that supports small, sustainable businesses.
Víctor Manuel Rivera Sandoval Víctor Manuel Rivera Sandoval
Head, General Office of Business Information Management, Secretariat for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Mexican Ministry of Economy; Representing Mexico as the current Chair of the G20 and host of the June 2012 Leaders Summit 
Mr. Víctor Manuel Rivera Sandoval is an Economist who graduated from Universidad de las Américas – Puebla. He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management and Innovation Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Sandoval joined the Ministry of Economy in 1993; since then has been involved in the design and development of support programs to drive innovation, productivity, and competitiveness among micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Mr. Sandoval is currently in charge of the General Office of Business Information Management within the Secretariat for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. This Office is responsible for promoting business and entrepreneurial culture to encourage the creation, development, and modernization of MSMEs.
Yasuyuki Sugiura
President & CEO, Mitsubishi International Corporation
Yasuyuki Sugiura has a long history with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi International Corporation (MIC), including roles as General Manager of the Corporate Strategy and Research Department and General Manager of the Regional Strategy and Coordination Department. In 2006, he returned to MIC’s New York Office as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Division. His return in 2008 to Tokyo as General Manager of the Corporate Communications Department where he managed media relations and also worked as Editor of the MC Group magazine RYOWA which currently distributes 40,000 copies to 500 group companies. Shortly thereafter, in 2009, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of MC. In April of 2011, he returned to MIC as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sugiura graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1978, Faculty of Economics, and at the International
University of Japan in Niigata.
Tim Turner Tim Turner
Director, Private Sector and Microfinance Department, African Development Bank
Mr. Tim Turner, a Canadian national, is the Director of the Private Sector and Microfinance Department at the African Development Bank (AfDB). Tim joined the AfDB in 1996 as the inaugural Head of Risk Management. Previously, he worked for Smith Barney, an American Investment Banking firm, in both London and New York. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.
Bharat Wakhlu Bharat Wakhlu
Resident Director, Tata Group
Based in New Delhi, Bharat is the Resident Director for the Tata Group. He served as the President of Tata Incorporated, New York, managing the Group’s presence in the Americas, before his current assignment. Mr. Wakhlu’s work within many of the Tata Group’s diverse companies, spans over 28 years, and has concentrated on creating monetizable and sustainable value for stakeholders. He has been active in emphasizing the role of corporate organizations in working towards Sustainable Business, Poverty Alleviation, and Human Rights. Bharat has authored the book: “Total Quality – Excellence through Organization-wide Transformation,” is the Co-editor of “Restoring Values – Keys to Integrity, Ethical Behaviour and Good Governance,” and has also written a novel, Close Call in Kashmir, published by Penguin (India) in 2010. He is a Member of the Tata Group’s Steering Committees for Innovation and for Climate Change, and is on the Boards of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, the American Society for Quality (ASQ-USA), and the Advisory Boards of the Global Sustainability Council (UK) and Fordham University, USA.
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