Elena Casolari

Elena Casolari

President of the Jury

Elena is co-founder and Executive President of Opes-LCEF Foundation,  Trustee and Managing Director of OPES-LCEF Trust and chair of OPES-LCEF investment committee; the Opes-LCEF Fund is an early stage impact fund that provides investment, management and technical support to entrepreneurs whose businesses serve disadvantaged communities. In mid-2017 the Opes Impact Fund and LCEF (the Low Carbon Enterprise Fund) merged to leverage their common interests: a focus on early stage social entrepreneurs; provision of flexible and […]

Olivier de Guerre

Olivier de Guerre

Olivier co-founded GT Finance/Cristal Finance in 1987 before joining Credit Suisse Asset Management in 1998 as a Managing Director. In 2003 he founded PhiTrust in order to support families and foundations in the implementation of financial, social and philanthropic strategies, believing that investors have responsibility through their financial and social investments. He has long-standing experience in asset management at the level of families/foundations or institutions, in particular through assisting them with their investment strategies. Olivier is a Board member of Finansol, EVPA and the Philippson Foundation. He is also the Chairman of PhiTrust Active Investors and PhiTrust Impact Investors.

Hans Wahl

Hans Wahl

Hans joined the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative in 2007. He has a background as a human rights activist, educator, and trainer based in Paris, with more than 30 years of experience in economic and political development. He recently designed and led a programme of training and capacity building for paralegals working in post-conflict settings in Africa and established UNESCO’s Poverty and Human Rights Programme that brought the agency’s multi-disciplinary resources to bear on the task of poverty eradication. He previously directed an international penal and criminal justice reform training programme for Penal Reform International and held senior staff positions at Amnesty International and regional community development organisations. […]

Kaat Peters

Kaat Peters

Kaat is director of the “Sociale Innovatiefabriek”. This organisation promotes, stimulates and facilitates social innovation and social entrepreneurship throughout Flanders and Brussels. An emphasis is placed on major social challenges such as poverty, climate change, loneliness and urbanisation. Associations and companies can engage with this “Social Innovation Factory” that further refines concepts, provides expertise, a network and access to innovation funding. Kaat is also active as a lecturer at the University College “Erasmushogeschool” in Brussels where she teaches social innovation. Kaat was the director of the support centre for amateur arts for several years, worked at the Ministry of Culture and has also worked as cultural coordinator for […]

Olivier de Jamblinne de Meux

Olivier de Jamblinne de Meux

Olivier de Jamblinne de Meux has been a banker since 1990 and CEO of Banque Puilaetco Dewaay Luxembourg S.A. since January 2017. Olivier has worked in Geneva, London, Guernsey and Luxembourg.
He is a non-executive director of several companies, mainly banks, management or insurance companies all over Europe.
For nearly 10 years, he has also been  a member of the Board of the Fondation Roger de Spoelberch (Geneva) – a private Swiss foundation – whose objective is the funding and promotion of research and assistance in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. The Foundation awards […]

Kai Hockerts

Kai Hockerts

Kai Hockerts is Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). In his function as Academic Director of Responsible Management Education he is also leading the CBS curriculum change initiative which currently reviews all 19 bachelor study programs with the goal of anchoring responsible management education across the curriculum.
Kai’s primary research focus is on corporate sustainability strategies and social entrepreneurship. Kai holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen (Switezrland). Before joining CBS Kai was Adjunct Professor at INSEAD (France). His research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing […],