2012/13: “Innovation for Excellence”
In face of shifting demographics, a deeper appreciation of the finite nature of resources, climate change and economic disruptions, radical ideas with positive impact are considered indispensable. For this year’s Yearbook we chose the theme “Innovation for Excellence”, because global challenges call for global solutions and assembling of world’s finest and brilliant minds. In times like these, sustainable innovation is needed in order to embrace change and leverage natural, human and financial capital.
Dr. Janez Potocnik
European Commissioner for Environment
Dr. Bettina von Stamm
FRSA, Director and Catalyst Innovation Leadership Forum
Erik De Baedts
President, Municipal Waste Europe
Dr. Anne-Laure Mention
Head of Research Unit, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor
Team Leader, CAPS, European Commision
Jose Manuel Leceta
Managing Director, Halyps S.A.
President & CEO, Pharmathen
Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, Prof. Vassilios Makios, Dr. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P
Executive Directors, Corallia
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Chair, Global Green Growth Institute
Dr. BP Agrawal
Founder & President, Sustainable Innovations
CEO, Endeavor Global Inc.
Dimitris G. Salampasis
Doctoral Researcher, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor
Dr. George Ioannou
Director, MBA International Programme
Chief Operating Officer, AB Vassilopoulos
CEO, Interamerican Group
Founder & President, AHC Group, Inc.
CEO, inome, Founder, World Innovation Institute
Magdalena Álvarez Arza
Vice President, European Investment Bank
Dr. Rajiv Gupta
Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science
Chair, Innovation, Education, Entre/ship Committee, AMCHAM
Vice President, EMEA Sustainability Partners
Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg
Country Manager, Air France KLM, Greece
CEO, ICAP Group
Co-Founder & Author, innovationexcellence.com
National Bank of Greece
CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council
Founder, Edison Awards, American Marketing Association
CEO, European Foundation for Quality Management
Dr. Annie R. Pearce
Associate Professor, Building Construction, Virginia Tech
Director, McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco Office
CEO, Athenian Brewery
Chairman & CEO, OTE Group
Dr. Wayne Visser
Founder & Director, Kaleidoscope Futures Ltd.
The Yearbook 2012/13 “Innovation for Excellence” was officially presented at a special event held at the European Parliament, on June 26. The global launch was attended by Members of the European Parliament, international organisation officials, corporate leaders, academia and other stakeholders who had the opportunity to exchange views related to innovation.
The Yearbook 2012/13 “Innovation for Excellence”, was officially presented at a special event held at PLOTO – floating multifunctional venue, Marina Flisvos, on July 3, a few days after the global presentation at the European Parliament. The launch was attended by members of Global Sustain, corporate leaders, academia and other stakeholders.