Social Entrepreneurs The Jury

The IACC Social Entrepreneurs Jury

Jury members are a group of 6 experts from various regions, which have been strategically chosen to contribute to the success of the pilot launch of this initiative. Jury members are from various fields that we believe are high priority for the anti-corruption agenda.

We thank all who had taken the time to submit project pitches for the 2012 competition. From a total of 214 project applications from 66 countries, a shortlist of 12 of the best project pitches with the most potential to create change were sent to the Jury for review and deliberation. The Jury is responsible for selecting the competition winners that will each be awarded a mini-grant of €5000.

The project pitches were evaluated by the Jury amongst the following criteria:

  1. social change element and potential to improve the lives of people
  2. originality or potential to replace an existing approach that is inefficient, and
  3. ability to increase transparency, accountability or fight corruption.

Jury Members

First and foremost, we’d like to introduce:

Anamaria Schindler, Co-President Emeritus of Ashoka

Anamaria Schindler

Anamaria is an Ashoka Leadership Team member and co-responsible for Ashoka Latin America strategy. In 2008, Anamaria launched the Instituto Arapyaú,founded by business entrepreneur Guilherme Leal in Brazil and led its implementation and strategy until 2011. From 1988-95 Anamaria worked on human rights and violence in various public and private institutes in Brazil. She writes a column on social entrepreneurship in Folha de São Paulo. And is board member of several citizen organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Sociologist, developed master and Doctorate program in Sociology at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Elena Panfilova, Director of the Center for Anti-corruption Research Initiative in Russia

Elena Panfilova

Elena A. Panfilova is the Director of the Center for Anti-corruption Research Initiative, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She has worked as a researcher and project manager for the Institute of Independent Social Studies, the Institute for Economy in Transition and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She co-chairs an anti-corruption working group for the Russian Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights. Since 2007 she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), where she also established the Laboratory for Anti-corruption Policy in 2009. She is currently the Laboratory’s Deputy Head. Panfilova was elected to the TI Board in 2011.

Miklos Marschall, IACC Director, TI

Miklos Marschall

Miklos Marschall (1953) joined TI as Director for Eastern Europe in July 1999, and now serves as Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International-Secretariat. Miklos is also Director for International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). Before joining TI, from 1994 through 1998, he was the founding executive director of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, a global network of NGOs and foundations to promote civil society. Between 1991 and 1994, he served as deputy mayor of Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Marschall was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow in 1988/89 at Yale University. He graduated as an economist from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1977. He received his doctorate from the same university in 1984.

Sebastian Errazuriz, Professor at the Adolfo Ibáñez University of Chile, & Babson College

Sebastian Errazuriz

Sebastian Errazuriz A (35) is a lawyer who specializes in tax law; He also teaches a course on Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He holds an MBA and is currently studying a Master of Arts in Innovation. He is currently developing a social enterprise that seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the poorest schools in Chile and South America, while a professor of undergraduate and postgraduate schools at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, whislt chairing strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Previously, Sebastian was Executive Director of the Chilean Chapter of International Transparency, and was one of the founders of the Techo para Chile project, presently called TECHO, which is a NGO present in almost all of South America. Sebastian has years of expereince serving as director of various companies and social movements aimed to empower people and tackle social problems. Co-founder of the Center for Strategic Leadership at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, the Chilean referent in leadership matters, which was later shared with world leaders like Bill Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Francis Fukuyama, among others. He has launched projects both in Chile and abroad, which have brought him to work in amazing places such as India and England. Sebastian is happily married to his wife Isabel, they have two boys and a little girl.

Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International

Peter Eigen

Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen has worked in economic development and governance for several decades and has led initiatives for better global governance and the fight
against corruption. A lawyer by training, Eigen has worked as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia to strengthen the legal framework for mining investments.

In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005 he was Chair of TI and is now Chair of the Advisory Council. In 2005, Eigen chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), was the Chairman of the EITI from 2006 to February 2011 and is now EITI Special Representative.

Eigen has taught law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt Main, the John F. Kennedy School of Government/ Harvard, SAIS/ Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Bruges College of Europe. Since 2002, he is teaching as an Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2000, he was awarded the ‘Honorary Doctor’ degree at the Open University, UK, in 2004, the Readers Digest Award “European of the Year 2004”.

Kavitha Kannan, Director, Stanford ChangeLabs, Stanford University, CA

Kavitha Kannan

Kavitha’s professional graph spans diverse roles in PR, Marketing & Corporate Strategy with large multi-nationals, and start-ups in the Silicon Valley and Europe, across multiple industries (financial, semiconductor, pharma/bio-tech and digital technology). In her current role at Stanford ChangeLabs, she is responsible for spearheading strategic initiatives at the intersection of Design and Social Innovation.

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