Selection Committee

The Selection Committee united nine qualified experts. They came from a variety of fields:

Water technology research, engineering, energetics, technology transfer and social impacts, international cooperation, base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) business models, entrepreneurship, venture and risk capital.

The Committee also included a representative of the → Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Manager of the Swiss Bluetec Bridge acted as the Secretary and a cewas co-director participated as an observer.

Luc Amgwerd

Co-Founder & CEO, Gjosa SA

Julia Balandina Jaquier

Managing Director, JBJ Consult– Impact Investment Solutions

Reto Buehler

Head, Water Supply and Wastewater, EBP Schweiz

Alphonsina Kanyeto

Project Manager, MSABI Tanzania, social business incubator, ReSource Award 2016 Winner

Pierre Kistler

Pierre Kistler

Programme Manager, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Naomi Rosenthal

Water Business Development Manager, South Pole Carbon

Mark Smith

Director Global Water Programme, IUCN

Ingo Weber

European Liaison Global Impact Investing Network

Christian Zumbrügg

Member of the Directorate & Group Leader Solid Waste Management, Eawag


Violette Ruppanner

Manager, Swiss Bluetec Bridge & Partner, Strategos (Secretary)


cewas (observer)