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Kees Christiaanse
Kees Christiaanse

Kees Christiaanse is Founding Partner of KCAP Architects&Planners, Professor Emeritus of Architecture & Urbanism, ETH Zurich. He was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Europe in 2005 and keynote speaker at the 2nd Holcim Forum held in Shanghai in 2007.
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Simon Upton
Simon Upton

Rt Hon Simon Upton is the New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, and was a member the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation (2004-17).
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Alejandro Aravena
Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena is Partner Architect & Executive Director of Elemental, Chile; a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation; and 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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Werner Sobek
Werner Sobek

Werner Sobek is Director, Institute for Lightweight Structures & Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart, Germany; Founder of the Werner Sobek Group; and was a member of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury in 2018.
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Brinda Somaya
Brinda Somaya

Brinda Somaya is Principal Architect & Managing Director of Somaya & Kalappa Consultants (SNK), based in Mumbai, India and is a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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Carlos Lopes
Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes is the former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the level of United Nations (UN) Under Secretary-General.
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Ricky Burdett
Ricky Burdett

Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
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Henk Ovink
Henk Ovink

Henk Ovink is Special Envoy for International Water Affairs appointed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Jeremy Rifkin
Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, a non-profit Organization whose mission is to examine emerging trends in science and technology, and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture, and society.
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Thom Mayne
Thom Mayne

Thom Mayne is principal of architecture firm “Morphosis” and was chosen as the 2005 Laureate of the Pritzker Prize.
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Enrique Peñalosa
Enrique Peñalosa

Enrique Peñalosa is a Visiting Scholar at New York University, and former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia and was a keynote speaker at the 2nd Holcim Forum held in Shanghai in April 2007.
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David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield is Director of David Chipperfield Architects with offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai and was keynote speaker at the 4th Holcim Forum in Mumbai.
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Lucas Bretschger
Lucas Bretschger

Lucas Bretschger is Professor of Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
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Amory Lovins
Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) - an independent non-profit resource policy center in Snowmass, Colorado, USA.
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Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus is founder of the Grameen Bank which successfully developed micro-credit in rural Bangladesh. Micro-credit (small loans to poor people possessing no collateral) helps to establish creditworthiness and financial self-sufficiency.
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Winy Maas
Winy Maas

Winy Maas is one of the Co-Founding Directors of MVRDV based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 
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Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura is a professor at Universidade do Porto, and is a visiting professor at Geneva, Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin and the ETH Zurich and Lausanne.
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