Sustainability Awards Judges

The relevance of the Sustainability Awards depends entirely on two factors: the scale of engagement from all around the world, and the integrity, expertise and commitment of our judges. The jury consists of professionals with diverse geographical and professional perspectives, featuring brand owners, sustainability organisations, waste management, academia, R&D and manufacturing. You can refer to the rules around judging (for example, that when a judge’s organization enters the competition, they will abstain from commenting on or grading that submission) in the Rules and Guidelines, which can be found on the How to Take Part page.

Below is a list of current judges.

Amy King

Amy King

Cambridge Design Partnership
Senior Innovation Consultant

Arno Melchior

Arno Melchior

Reckitt
Global Packaging Director

Brent Lindberg

Brent Lindberg

Fuseneo
Head of Curiosity

Bruno Van Gompel

Bruno Van Gompel

VGV Management Services
Founder

Caroli Buitenhuis

Caroli Buitenhuis

Green Serendipity
Founder

Chakravarthi AVPS

Chakravarthi AVPS

World Packaging Organisation
Global Ambassador

Clem Ugorji

Clem Ugorji

Global Plastic Action Partnership
Lead Advisor, Circularium Africa Advisory and Africa Region Lead

Colin Kerr

Colin Kerr

Unilever
HBPC Packaging Director

Cory Connors

Cory Connors

Landsberg Orora
Host of Sustainable Packaging Podcast & Senior Consultant

David Luttenberger

David Luttenberger

Mintel
Global Packaging Director

Dick De Koning

Dick De Koning

PACKZ
Founding Partner

Farida Bensadoun

Farida Bensadoun

AB InBev
Global Packaging
Innovation Engineer

Frank Wang

Frank Wang

Mengniu Dairy Group
R&D Innovation

Fredric Petit

Fredric Petit

Emerald Technology Ventures
Partner

Giacomo Canali

Giacomo Canali

Barilla
Packaging Research &
Sustainability Manager

Gian De Belder

Gian De Belder

P&G
Technical Director,
R&D Packaging Sustainability

Guido Schmitz

Guido Schmitz

InnCreReal
Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University; Founder

Jim Downham

Jim Downham

PAC Global
President & CEO

Jocelyne Ehret

Jocelyne Ehret

TheRightPackaging
Founder

Jochen Hertlein

Jochen Hertlein

Nestlé
Packaging Performance & Sustainability Lead

Julien Rivadossi

Julien Rivadossi

Migros
Rigid Packaging Manager

Kay Cooksey

Kay Cooksey

Clemson University
Chair & Professor

Kevin Vyse

Kevin Vyse

ProAmpac
Head of Technical

Kitty Zhang

Kitty Zhang

LIBY
Head Scientist

Linda Roman

Linda Roman

Kraft Heinz
Associate Director, R&D Packaging

Luciana Pellegrino

Luciana Pellegrino

Brazilian Packaging
Association (ABRE)

Executive Director

Marcel Verhaaf

Marcel Verhaaf

Anthem Benelux
Creative Director

Matthias Giebel

Matthias Giebel

Berndt+Partner GmbH
Partner

Michael Nieuwesteeg

Michael Nieuwesteeg

NVC
Managing Director

Nerida Kelton

Nerida Kelton

Australian Institute of Packaging
Executive Director

Olga Kachook

Olga Kachook

Green Blue
SPC Director

Patrick Poitevin

Patrick Poitevin

Advisory4Pack
Founder

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

The Pack Hub
Managing Director

Paul Vanston

Paul Vanston

INCPEN
CEO

Philippe Blank

Philippe Blank

Henkel Beauty Care
Head of Innovation & Sustainability

Sandra Krasovec

Sandra Krasovec

Fashion Institute of Technology
Packaging Design BFA
Program Coordinator

Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel

Packaging Collective
Founding Partner

Shira Rosen

Shira Rosen

Israeli Packaging Institute
Chair

Silvia D'Alesio

Silvia D'Alesio

Nuova Accademia di
Belle Arti, Milan

Professor of Brand Strategy

Susanne Folkerts

Susanne Folkerts

ofi
Global Head of
Sustainability & Environment

Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky

TerraCycle
CEO

Tracy Sutton

Tracy Sutton

Root
Circular Economy Packaging
Design Consultant

Valentin Fournel

Valentin Fournel

CITEO
Director R&D and Eco-conception

Veronika Khalaydzhi

Veronika Khalaydzhi

Packagers Club of Ukraine
President