International Jury 2017

Jury members are invited to participate in the competition based on their experience, business acumen and expertise. They are independent and receive no personal or financial benefit from their participation,

The World Business Angels Investment Forum announces the jury members every January here.

This year’s jury was chaired by Peter Braun from Switzerland, Board Member of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN).

Jury members are (in alphabetical order):

Mr Andrew Work, Editor in-chief of the Harbour Times, Hong Kong

 Mr Inderjit Singh, Co-President of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and former Parliament Member of the Republic of Singapore

Mr Michal Ciemenski, Chair of the Polish Business Angels Network, Poland

Mr Paolo Sironi, Global Thought Leader and Spokesperson for the IBM Watson Financial Services, Germany


This year the jury’s job was a very tough one. WBAF received 146 nominations from 32 countries for 20 categories of the World Excellence Awards, but the international jury decided to award 6 finalists in 6 categories.

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